Editorial Team

Cardio 29th June 2020

She is undefeatable

“I didn't actually realise I had a health problem until I was about seven years old, when my mum told me I had to have an operation on my heart,” says Simone Gomes. This was devastating and confusing. “Even though ...

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Bones, Joints & Muscles 11th June 2020

Freedom in a wheelchair

Paralympic wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft wasn’t expected to survive birth, let alone become a top professional athlete. “I had two cardiac arrests within my first 24 hours of life,” the 27-year-old Brit tells This Is MedTech. Doctors managed to resuscitate ...

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Family 18th March 2020

Supporting premature babies & their parents

Scottish Member of Parliament David Linden has experienced twice what it’s like to have a child born prematurely. “It’s an incredibly traumatic experience,” he tells This Is MedTech. Although both of David’s children arrived six weeks early, ...

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Cardio 17th February 2020

A heart attack and a new lease of life

Pádraig Ó Céidigh had recently been given a clean bill of health and led a healthy lifestyle, so when he began experiencing chest pain, ‘heart attack’ didn’t even enter his thoughts. “I’d gone to the gym at ...

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Getting Checked 15th January 2020

Fighting for thyroid health

“I am hopeful that a day will come when the suffering of thyroid patients will be a thing of the past,” says patient advocate and blogger Dana Trentini, aka Hypothyroid Mom. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Dana ...

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Family 15th November 2019

When your bundle of joy arrives early

Six weeks before her baby’s due date, Holly Matthews went into hospital to get a headache checked out, not knowing she was going to become a mum much sooner than expected. “They did some tests like blood pressure and ...

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