Using the Safety Apps on Your Mobile Phone

This post is for your information and safety. You may be surprised by how easy it is to set-up your “In Case of Emergency” – ICE contacts on your mobile phones. This critical information could possibly save your life or get you expedited help on your way to the hospital. For example, in the free apps on your mobile phone, you can provide your blood type. In addition, it helps emergency personnel know whom to contact on your behalf in the event of an emergency.

When you have a moment, listen to my podcast on why you may want to consider using these free apps, which are available on your mobile phone. Then use the support links below to read and use the guidelines setting up your emergency contact information.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
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https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Find detailed information and resources about emergency cell phone apps at the Medical Alert Advice website by clicking the 911 icon.

Android users can find assistance with filling out the Medical ID information using the links below.

 android-app—medical-id-instructions.pdf (jointcommission.org)

https://medicalid.app/

Apple has various ways to use emergency features on the iPhone. Click the link below to learn more and to setup your medical ID on the Apple phone using the Health App.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207021

Sources:
https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-add-emergency-info-to-your-phones-lock-screen
https://freeappsforme.com/medical-id-apps/
bSafe – Never Walk Alone on the App Store (apple.com)

FYI – What Are Health Cards?

This YouTube video may give you the answers you’ve been looking for to understand what Health Cards (e.g., New York’s Excelsior Pass) are, and how they can be used in various businesses. Health Cards are easily retrievable using your mobile phone with an app. At this writing, more than 20 states—including ConnecticutNevadaHawaii use Health Cards.

Find out more at the sources below:
Source: How Does the COVID SMART Health Card Work? (verywellhealth.com)

https://epass.ny.gov/home

Thanks for the Feedback

Hello everyone, I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith

Apps for Pain?

Recently I learned about Apps for Pain Management. Of course, not everyone will benefit from any one approach to pain. It is also recommended that you consult with a doctor for your particular issue.

When you have a moment, listen to a brief summary on my podcast #38. Then use the various links provided below for resource material, and a list of pain management apps.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
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https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

The U.S. Pain Foundation has free resources available for your reference at this link:
https://uspainfoundation.org/resources/

Note: When you get to the resources page look for – Download the PDF: Create your pain management plan. This form will give you guidelines for a conversation with your healthcare professional.

The Curable app has a free and paid version. The free version of Curable offers 13 free introductory audio lessons. Click the link below to learn more: https://www.curablehealth.com/blog

You can find other apps for pain listed by the U.S. Pain Foundation at the link below:
https://uspainfoundation.org/blog/10-best-apps-for-people-with-chronic-pain/

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What is FoodPrint ?

In Episode 24 of my podcast Judith Guerra Wellness Connections, I first introduced how we can access help and guidelines to join in the “Climate Change” conversation about Food Waste, also known as FoodPrint. You know the saying, “Knowledge is Power?

When you have a moment, listen in to my recent podcast Episode #36 about the Foodprint conversation. It may give you a boost to know what is available for your use to participate and take positive action to help combat this issue for yourself and for the climate. Then use the links in this post to learn more about this challenge.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

https://foodprint.org/blog/15-easy-ways-to-reduce-food-waste/

Sources:
https://foodprint.org/what-is-foodprint/
https://foodprint.app/

Free Integrative Medicine – Online Training

Those of you who listen to and follow my podcasts Judith Guerra Wellness Connections are aware of my intention to bring you healthwise information including links and websites where you can find assistance. Many of the link selections are available for FREE!

Dr. Andrew Weil is a pioneer in using methodologies of Integrative Medicine to assist us in developing wellness habits for our total well-being, mind, body, and spirit.

Take a look when you find time to give yourself the treat of knowing how to complement your wellness regimen by clicking the links below.

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https://awcim.arizona.edu/resources.html#canheal

Other sources for information about Integrative Medicine can be found at the links below:
https://livingsenior.me/2021/04/28/considering-integrative-medicine/
https://livingsenior.me/2021/06/19/an-integrative-medicine-option-reiki-energy-healing/

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/

6 Things To Know When Selecting a Complementary Health Practitioner | NCCIH (nih.gov)

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/integrative-medicine-know-how?page=2

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/integrative-medicine

https://hartfordhospital.org/services/integrative-medicine

Arthritis Foundation Introduces VIM App

The Arthritis Foundation reports that the VIM App will assist arthritis sufferers with setting goals for managing chronic pain. When you have a moment, listen to my podcast to learn more.

You can also listen to the Wellness Connections on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click the link below to select.
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7


Additional Source:

VIM App for Arthritis Sufferers | livingsenior.me

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) Technology Apps

Have you ever thought about using a sunscreen app?
Learn Sun Care Basics | Reapply App

These Free Apps Will Help You Avoid Sunburn (lifehacker.com)

SunSmart App | Cancer Council

A recurring theme on my blogs for June 2021 is the importance of using sunscreen SPF (sun protection factor), for anyone who finds themselves under the sun. Summer months are a period where you may find yourself spending more time on the beach or just outside for long periods of time. It is ESSENTIAL that you protect yourself and other family members. Babies could use a hat also on the beach.

Those of you who follow my blogs are aware of the fact that I search the web to find the best information that I feel worthwhile sharing. Such is the case for this quote from the Better Health Channel. It is one of the most popular health and medical websites in Australia. In fact, it’s their No. 1 health and Medical website. Below is a quote from their website:

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It may appear as a new spot or as a change in an existing mole or freckle. Over 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if they are found early. If untreated, melanomas can spread to other parts of the body and may not be curable. Melanoma – Better Health Channelhttps://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au › health › melanoma

I hope these APPs will help you enjoy your summer safely.

Sources:

REAPPLY: Sunscreen Timekeeper on the App Store (apple.com)

5 Sun Safety Apps for Monitoring UV Index (dailyburn.com)

14 Best Sunscreens of 2021, Recommended by Dermatologists – Top Sunblock for Your Skin (goodhousekeeping.com)

Free photos: Pexels.com and Pixaby.com

The COVID-19 Vaccine PassPort Conversation

Vaccination proof for travel outside the USA is not a new requirement. However, since there are people who object to vaccination requirements, I am curious enough to ask “what is the down-side?” On the other hand, what are your thoughts on having travelers arrive in the USA who have no “proof” of negative response to the COVID-19 infection with them? I wonder whether that works for us in the USA healthwise.
For your information, some businesses are already accepting the New York – Excelsior Pass, which is “digital” proof of vaccination and “virus-tested” passport. In fact, Madison Square Garden used it recently to allow admission. Is it disconcerting to you when businesses use this option as a way of assuring their clients/customers that some attempt at protecting them from COVID-19 infection has been made?

At this writing, New York is, to my knowledge, the first US State to have a “digital” version of vaccination proof, which can be accessed on a mobile device. The Excelsior Pass is valid for 180 days after the final dose of the vaccine. When it expires, a new Pass can be activated. The COVID-19 PCR Test pass is valid until midnight on the third day after a test. After it expires – it can still be seen on your device in a dimmed format.

I am pleased to report, that I was able to download the free Excelsior App to my iPhone. After scanning the QR (Quick Response) code that is assigned once a vaccine or test is given, I was able to retrieve my information onto my mobile phone. As a result, I have “digital” proof of my vaccine history and a recent COVID-19 PCR Test. I do not have to print out a copy of my credentials. All I have to do is provide a photo ID.

If you want to, you can also use Excelsior Pass at the website, and print a paper pass without using the mobile app. Read more about it at this link: NY State Excelsior Pass

Celebrating Black History Month & Tech

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During Black History Month on Tech4Boomers I like to call attention to what is happening with African Americans in the field of Technology.

This month, I am eager to share news about Blacks In Technology (BIT), which was founded by Greg Greenlee.  Greenlee has over 17 years of experience in Information Technology. BIT  focuses on what they refer to as Stomping the Divide“, providing resources, guidance and establishing standards, which are geared toward technical excellence for Black people in the technology industry. The organization was established in 2012.  In addition, BIT is expanding to include member organized chapters throughout the United States.  It is a formidable support organization available for your use.  If you would like to learn more about BIT and how your city can be involved click this link.
Blacks In Technology – Chapter Registration Form (google.com)
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