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Bones, Joints & Muscles 21st September 2020

DREAMING WITHOUT LIMITS

Stelios Kympouropoulos, Psychiatrist and Greek Member of the European Parliament (MEP).  I would encourage everyone to pursue their dreams and not let anything stand in their way. At the age of 14 months I was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) ...

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Cardio 14th September 2020

Keeping your heart in the game

When Dan Gay found out that he had a faulty heart valve, he faced the biggest challenge of his life: giving up basketball. The professional basketball player was competing at the World Championships when he collapsed on the court. “They ...

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Cardio 25th August 2020

The Heart of a Champion

For Katharina Bauer pole vaulting is her life’s passion — or as she says, “her big love.” The sport of pole vaulting is not for the faint of heart. Competitors sprint down a track and launch themselves into the air, ...

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Bones, Joints & Muscles 27th May 2020

How I found my inner superhero

Michel Fornasier was born without his right hand. It may not be the most severe disability, but it is a highly visible one. The physical and emotional challenges this caused affected his confidence as a child. Now he has turned ...

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Chronic Conditions 26th February 2020

Rare is many, rare is strong, rare is proud

Lara Chappell was in complete shock when her one-year-old son Pierre was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. She’d been expressing concerns to multiple health professionals about her baby’s delayed development from the time he ...

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Chronic Conditions 11th October 2019

How I tackled obesity once and for all

On World Obesity Day, Stefanie Wirtz opens up about her personal struggle with obesity and the turning point that led her to undergo bariatric surgery. “I’ve lived with obesity since childhood, and like most of those affected, I’ve ...

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Cardio 24th September 2019

‘Back on my feet ‘

Anneliese Kopp was always determined to live a full life. Just a few weeks short of her 85th birthday, after 40 years living in Hersel, Germany, she makes it clear that she is a woman of few regrets. ‘I’ve had ...

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Chronic Conditions 18th September 2019

Growing Up with Sickle Cell Disease

As we stride into September marking a new Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Jemela Williams discusses the disease she’s lived with her whole life and shares her hopes for a future world that better understands it. When Jemela was just ...

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