Medical alert bracelets
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Women's Citizen watch: $139
The nonprofit MedicAlert Foundation, founded in 1956, is the best-known and most comprehensive alert service. In addition to being engraved with your most critical information, every MedicAlert ID bears the phone number to a staffed 24-hour phone line and a personal code that gives access to further information you have on file, such as medical records, family contacts and advanced directives. MedicAlert personnel will work with local police to help locate people with autism or Alzheimer's who get lost wandering. The agency also provides training to emergency physicians on recognizing its jewelry, which includes watches made by Citizen and shoe tags. Membership is $45 a year for adults; for kids, it's $29.95 the first year and $25 annual renewal thereafter.