Medical ID Products

  • The Origin of the Medical Emergency Symbol

    The snake with the staff is a common medical alert symbol. It represents health and healing. You find it on medical ID bracelets, and the background is either blue or red. Each point has a certain meaning, and the snake and staff themselves have special meanings. You can find this medical alert symbol on hospitals, medical centres and ambulances. If you're curious about how the medical alert symbol came about and what it means, read on.
  • Is My Health Record Safe?

    my health record, health recordAlthough 15th October seems far away, you don’t have long to opt out of My Health Record. The idea behind the record is simple. All of your paper records will enter the digital world. The aim is to make it easier for clinicians to find information. Currently, every Australian will see their record transform into a digital format. You can opt out, but the deadline is October 15th. Opting out after this date is possible. But, the government can continue storing information they already hold until 30 years after your death.

    There are lots of arguments for and against the My Health Record system. If you need a Mediband, or your child does, it’s worth knowing the arguments on both sides. Continue reading

  • Which Type of Life Insurance Is the Smartest for You?

    life insurance medical idIn Australia, the term ‘life insurance’ refers to several different types of insurance. From term life insurance to income protection, each one offers some level of financial support. Your insurer pays out money if a serious life event occurs. These events include disability or illness. Life insurance also protects your loved ones if you pass away.

    It’s wise to have at least one type of life insurance. Many people use more than one. Which type is right for you?

    You may want to choose a certain type of life insurance depending on factors like your life stage, family size, and your finances. Here’s a look at your options. Continue reading

  • Understanding Health Insurance Terms

    health insuranceAn apple a day keeps the Doctor away!  Understanding health insurance can help keep the Doctor paid!  Health insurance can be hard to understand. The terms that health insurance companies use can confuse people. This can make it hard for anyone to pick the best insurance plan for their needs. As a result, some people don't get health insurance at all.

    If this sounds like you, it might be a good idea to read on. We will go over each of these terms to help you understand them. We will then touch on optional health aids that your insurance may cover. Continue reading

  • Lymphedema Alert Bracelets & How YOU Can Stay Safe

    Lymphedema Alert Bracelets MedibandAt Mediband, we’re committed to making it easy for you to stay safe. Our line of medical ID bracelets, including lymphedema alert bracelets, provides clear and direct information about any condition you may have. This leaves no question about how to treat you if you cannot speak during an emergency.

    One of the bracelets we provide is designed for people with lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition which affects the lymphatic system. Fluid in your lymph nodes collects in the fatty tissue under your skin. This causes undue swelling that is most common in your arms and legs. As a result, you need to be careful about certain treatments that could cause you undue pain. Continue reading

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