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Medical alert systems: In vogue, and for some, invaluable

By: Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter My elderly dad is sporting a cool new mobile device these days, complete with a sleek design and an aluminum cover. Itís not a smartphone or a laptop or a tablet; itís a medical alert system, a one-button gadget that can summon emergency help. ďMany older people who live alone embrace the devices, because they worry how they would get help if they fell and couldnít…

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