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Getting Checked 16th September 2021

Power Over Sepsis

“Knowledge is power,” says 23-year-old graduate Poppy Downes. “I had no idea what sepsis was when I developed symptoms at a dance festival four years ago. It just shows how important it is to be educated about it.” “It was ...

by Comms Team

Cancer 7th September 2021

UNBEATEN BY NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA

When jewellery designer and lecturer Hannah Webb had a chest x-ray she thought nothing would come of it. Four years later, she recalls her diagnosis and journey to overcome non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “It was July 2017 and we were staying in a ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 15th July 2021

Embracing life after Hepatitis C

Karen Hoyt had no idea that there was anything wrong with her liver when her feet started swelling one day while she was riding her bike. A high school teacher, adjunct professor and community volunteer with many active hobbies, Karen ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 7th July 2021

Freedom with Type 1 Diabetes

Khadija Stewart-Brown accepted daily insulin injections and finger-prick tests as part of normal life, but then she reached her teens. “I saw the difference between me and my peers and it got annoying,” she says. Khadija has always had to ...

by Comms Team

Pure Tech 10th May 2021

Taking rare disease in my stride

Four-year-old Oliver Hardwell shows that he is not going to let pontocerebellar hypoplasia – PCH – hold him back. Oliver is one in a million if not one in a billion. While his diagnosis is not clear cut, genetic tests suggest that ...

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Getting Checked 28th April 2021

TACKLING NEW HEIGHTS WITH SARCOIDOSIS

Stewart Armstrong is a force to be reckoned with. Not satisfied with taming his sarcoidosis and life-threatening aspergillosis, last year he demonstrated just what can be achieved, by climbing the height of Mount Everest. Stewart’s health journey started about ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 15th April 2021

NO LIMITS WITH HAEMOPHILIA

“Haemophilia shouldn’t limit what people do,” says Clive Smith, qualified barrister, prominent haemophilia patient advocate and keen sportsman. As if to reinforce his point, Clive has not only competed for Great Britain in the European duathlon championships but is ...

by Comms Team

Bones, Joints & Muscles 29th March 2021

Living my active life

Daniela Knecht had been suffering knee pain for years when she went looking for a way to continue living her full and active life. The first day after her surgery, she was up and about and feeling fantastic. “You know ...

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Getting Checked 24th March 2021

A life after tuberculosis

Five years ago, British local election candidate Samara Barnes was astonished to learn that her persistent cough was tuberculosis (TB). To mark World TB Day, Samara shares her story with This Is MedTech. “I had had a cough for a ...

by Comms Team

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