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 ...

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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 ...

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In Your Head 19th February 2021

Encephalitis and beyond

Rhianna Urquhart was just starting university when she developed strange and erratic psychiatric symptoms that baffled her doctors. At that time, Rhianna’s mum couldn’t have imagined that her daughter would get to where she is today, back home ...

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In Your Head 8th February 2021

EPILEPSY HAS NOT SLOWED ME DOWN

Rising cycling star Matthew Robertson worried his epilepsy would stop him from achieving his dream: to cycle for Great Britain. To mark International Epilepsy Day, Matthew shares his story, as he continues to show his colours as part of the ...

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Pure Tech 28th January 2021

KEEPING PACE WITH INNOVATION HAS SAVED MY LIFE

“Without the right diagnostics, frankly, I would have died,” says Global Liver Institute Founder, President and CEO Donna Cryer. Little wonder she now spends her time thinking about advancements in medical technologies, not only to optimise her own health but ...

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Chronic Conditions 22nd January 2021

TAKING A HAMMER TO DIABETES

“With or without diabetes, there’s nothing you can’t be,” says German field hockey Olympic champion and orthopaedic surgeon Carsten Fischer. But there was a time when Carsten – nicknamed The Man With the Hammer for his ferocious penalty corners – ...

by Comms Team

Family 19th January 2021

MY LITTLE MIRACLES

Karen Marks’ dream had always been to become a mum, but she knew it wasn’t going to be easy. With the help of medical technology, she has overcome the obstacles that she faced and closed 2020 with the family she ...

by Comms Team

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