Why is it important to add ICE to your cellphones?-

fireman with cell-482463357ICE is short for In- Case-Of- Emergency. In the event that you or a loved one is involved in an emergency, adding the information (phone numbers etc.) of your emergency contact under the name ICE can enable first responders and hospital staff to get in touch with that person ASAP.

Cellphone owners can add multiple emergency contacts, listing them as ICE 1-Mom, ICE 2-Dad, ICE 3-Wife and so on.

There are several cellphone apps on the market that feature ICE along with important medical information such as a list of medications, allergies and conditions.

It is also encouraged that you carry this information on a card in your wallet.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.