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Who should wear a medical alert bracelet?

Medical alert bracelets or necklaces should be worn by any adult who has chronic medical conditions, food or drug allergies or takes multiple medications. Medical alert jewelry can be used to give information about a person's identity, medical conditions and emergency contact information. Medical alert jewelry can be purchased at a drug store or online. Medical alert bracelets can be helpful in emergency situations, especially if a person is unable to communicate with emergency responders.

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