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Give the Gift of Love - eMed Health Card

About a year ago, I received a phone call at work requesting the insurance company where I work to consider offering the eMed Health Card, portable personal health record to our clients. I was quite impressed with the idea, and thought it would be a great thing to offer to our clients, but I couldn't get past the red tape and make it happen. I was so impressed by the value of this item, however, that I offered my slaes expertise to the owner of eMed International, Inc. I worked pro bono, thinking the product would sell itself. It really wasn't about earning cash for me, it was more about sharing what I believe is a great product with friends and family. I purchased one for each member of my immediate family, and I will tell you why.

First of all, the eMed health Card is the same size as a typical gift card, but what a gift it can give! What it contains, instead of a pre paid Latte or burger, is a personal health record for the person carrying it. Besides listing any medications or allergies, it lists contact information, and much more. You can decide how much information you want to make available. It comes in many formats, from the card, which can be carried in your wallet (I keep mine just behind my license), a dogtag necklace or bracelet, which can be worn, and a key tag (my personal favorite) which can go on your keychain, athletic bag etc.

What it does: I hate giving examles of demise of friends or family, but let's say that 5 teens decided to go to Zuma and drive the canyons. One of them has Asthma and takes medication for that. Another is allergic to Tylenol. They are involved in a serious accident. One of the teens is knocked unconscious and their cell phone is not charged. None of the other kids knows how to reach the parents. The paramedics arrive but no one knows if this teen takes any medications or has any drug allergies. They get taken to the hospital, and the parents are finally contacted. If the teen had an eMed Health Card key tag on their keychain, with all of the important info at the ready, treatment could be started that much sooner, and a parent or close contact could have been easily reached. It offers me peace of mind knowing that my kids, and husband, have this ID tag with them at all times. We take great pains to purchase ID tags for our cats and dogs, but send our kids and teens out in to the world with no ID.

Another scenario is the neighbor next door. She had a stroke and suffered severe brain damage. One day she was attempting to use the restroom, and accidentally went out the front door. She was disoriented and "had to go." I was on my way to take my son to soccer practice and noticed her wandering in the street. She didn't know her telephone number. I didn't have her telephone number. She didn't know that her husband was at home. He is hard of hearing. Fortunately, she was carrying a little calendar with her son's phone number on it. I called but was only able to leave a message. We finally pounded on the front door, and her husband answered. Had she been wearing an eMed ID bracelet, i could have easiy called her home, and three other contacts if that failed to yield results. I made a note to get info on them, and keep it in a desktop folder on my computer for easy reference.

Besides the obvious reasons to carry one of these cards, they come in handy for other things too. it is nice to have the doctor's telephone handy when at work without having to dig in my wallet for the business card. Computer Boy uses his card to fill out his own field trip forms. Soccer Boy once had to use his card for ID in order to take his SAT test since he had lost both his CA ID and School ID! Buddha Boy has his tag on his wallet, trusting in the ultimate goodness of all humans- were he to lose his wallet, at least he might have a chance of it getting returned. I put a tag on Princess's sport bag as she is often driven home by teammates' parents when I have to fly away to another function in the middle of her game.

I don't like to peddle goods to friends and family- I don't ask them to buy magazines or cookies or chocolate bars or raffle tickets. But this is one thing I would like them to buy. It's a wise investment in the future. No fancy gadgets are required, just a durable portable record of your health record to be easily accessed in an emergency.

The gal who started the company, Barbara Dressel, is a wonderful woman. I wish I had been more successful in promoting her product, but I have too many time constraints at the moment. She offers a walloping 40% back to any organization who wishes to promote the sale of the eMed Health Card as a fund raiser for their organization. Contact for more info regarding this.

If you are interested in ordering these cards follow these steps:

1) Click on the photo of the eMed Health Card at the top of this article, or on the button on the left side of this page.

2) Watch the video and browse around to learn a bit about the program.

3) Click on the How To Order link on the left side of the page.

4) Click on Create Account- select Julie Baker from the Group Drop Down ( I get bonus points for referrals) and follow the prompts.

I know it's a unique Valentine's gift, but at least the colors go with the theme! Wishing you all good health, great wealth, and happiness.


Here are the winners of this year's Washington Post's Mensa

Invitational which once again asked readers to take any word from

the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one

letter, and supply a new definition:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the

subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who is both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts

until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops

bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately,

shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of
of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the

person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running


10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these

really bad vibes, right? And then, like,
the Earth explodes and

it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day

consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter

when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after

you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into

your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm

in the fruit you're eating.

February 2, 2009
Next Post date: March 2, 2009
Heart Tornado- They really exist!

Romantic Love Quotes:

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder. ~Charles Morgan

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~Eric Fromm

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~Kahlil Gibran

Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway. ~Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. ~W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook, 1949

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. ~Malagasy Proverb

Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella

For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard

Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate! ~Sandra J. Dykes

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. ~Mark Overby

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown

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