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#MedicLife: Using the Medical ID on your iPhone

No one ever thinks about not being able to use your phone in an emergency, but what happens if you need to? Say you’re in a car accident and you’re not able to answer EMS’ questions. Maybe you had an allergic reaction to something you ate, but no one around you knows what caused it, and you can’t speak. Say you partied too hard one night, and you blacked out, or ended up somewhere you weren’t supposed to be. Or, on the lighter side let’s say that you lost your phone somewhere random, and there’s no way for someone to unlock it to call your family.
The newer iPhones have something called the Medical ID! It is the equivalent of having the bracelet around your wrist, but this can hold so much more information, and can be accessed from your lock screen. It takes 2 minutes to set up, and can be so beneficial down the line.
1. Start by finding the Apple Health Kit App on your iPhone (excuse my background)
2. Open the app ( I know seems like an unnecessary step)
3. Look on the bottom of the screen to press the Medical ID information
4. Scroll down until you see “Edit” information, and put in all of your information! Especially allergies!
5. Don’t forget to make it visible from your lock screen. That is the most important part!
I hope you found this information helpful! Please share this with friends and family. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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#MedicLife: Natural Hair Probs

Working as a medic means working outside. It means checking off my truck outside, treating patients outside, walking to facilities…outside… Do you get my point? In the south the weather rarely ever knows that it wants to do, and working from morning to night means that I get all the weather changes. It starts off humid and dewy in the morning, gets really hot in the afternoons, and then starts to cool off again. My hair just can’t take it some days!!
I start off my day with beautiful curls, and then an hour into shift they are falling, and frizzing up, to turn into nothing. Thank you Georgia humidity, and moist mornings! I found these wonderful things on Instagram, and after contemplating how I would wear them, I finally got them!
Kurly Klips Hair Extension! They are the best! They are also really awesome because they match natural hair textures. The price did not really phase me because it was the same I would spend on the hair for a sew-in. Also I get to take them out as I please, and wash my hair and do what ever. They are also completely versatile, which is even better. I’ll add some pictures below, but definitely check these out as a low maintenance, protective style!
It comes in this beautiful box protecting your new hair!
Here you have the one section where you can feel and touch the hair with one of the two clip wefts, just in case you don’t like it you can return it.
The hair comes in 1 – 3 clip weft, start with that one on the bottom, 1 – 4clip weft, put that one along the widest part of your head, and then there are 5 – 2 clip wefts that help to add shape, and can help make parts in your hair.
So excuse my hair, but this was me the day I got my clip ins. I had done curlformers a few days before, and some areas still had some soft curls in them other areas not so much, and were pretty straight. I think I had put a headband on earlier to just push everything back and out of my face. I worked a lot that week, didn’t have time to fix my hair hahahaha
I was so excited about them I just threw them in my hair without doing anything to my hair! I watched so many YouTube videos before buying them it was ridiculous. I did exactly what the video said to do, section and clip, section and clip, and WAH-LA! Big hair! I already loved how easy was, how much it didn’t hurt, and how much I had already transformed
Next up was trying them without my hair out at all, like how I would do for work. I flat twisted my hair real quick, and knotted the ends with the thought of letting the ends out just in case I wanted to wear a pony tail. Then I put the clips on top of the twists and used the reverse clip method at my part, so you can’t see the actual clips.
I kept the front twists visible just so it looks like I twisted down the front. I pulled the right (my left side) forward a little bit so you can see how long the “Shoulder Chic Fro Collection” is on me.
A few days later I let out my hair from the flat twists, fluffed it out and added some of the 2-clip wefts to my hair around the top. Make by Brittany Hervey in this last picture, check out her website! Turns out my hair isn’t as long as I thought it is for these things. I would buy the “Bobcat Fro Collection” if I wanted to wear my hair out when it is really curly and tight. I would purchase another “Shoulder Chic Fro Collection” if I were going to hide my hair completely so that I would have more volume.
The cool things about the clips is that they come in and out super easy, and wash super easy. They also can do whatever your hair can do. For the last picture I actually washed and then two strand twisted them to give them a define curl. They can also be placed in curlformers as well, and straightened. You have all the options!! I definitely plan on buying more! Did I mention shipping was free and incredibly fast?! Until next time,
Keep turning the pages,
90s Born Reader
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#MedicLife: Partners

     One of the interesting things about working in EMS is having partners. Some places you have the same partner every time you come in to work, other places it switches up. I’m in a place where I have the same partner every week, so we get to know how each other work, and what we like and dislike. Sometimes I want to have different partners to switch it up, and to meet new people as well, but keeping it the same makes it easier for emergency calls.
     Learning how to work with people is a serious life skill. Especially when you’re in a truck with someone for 12 hours. You have to learn how to not get on each others nerves, and how to compromise on some things. For the first few shifts it might be difficult, but it gets better. If you’re really lucky you will get a partner that you hit it off with immediately, and it will make for an easier day.
     The way I go about partners is to not judge quickly, and see what they bring to the table, and how I can better the partnership. As the paramedic in the truck I am technically in charge, so technically it is what I say goes, but no one likes anyone who tries to take over, and sometimes, or really most of the time right now, my partners have more experience than me, and can teach me some things as well. I also like to learn about my partners, so I ask a lot of questions to “bond”, and that opens the doors to conversation, making the shift more fun. All in all working with people never gets easier, but it has to be learned. Find ways to connect with your partner, and everything will be okay. Until next time,
Keep turning the pages
90s Born Reader