Chronic Conditions 20th November 2018

Meet the “COPD Athlete”

You don’t usually come across a triathlete with severe lung disease, but Russell Winwood is great at busting stereotypes. The Australian blogger has come a long way since being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2011, which left ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 11th October 2018

Bariatric surgery: new life, new me

Marina Biglia’s obesity story began with denial, moved to acceptance, and eventually – with the help of bariatric surgery – led to recovery. Now she’s a role model and champion for others who are traveling down the same challenging path. ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 4th October 2018

Riding the tide of kidney disease

Pascal has been managing kidney disease for his entire adult life. But that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his passion for caravanning and kite surfing. “As a physicist, I’ve always been driven by curiosity. But in order to ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 7th June 2018

How bariatric surgery changed my life

With its 6 million obese people, or 10% of the population, Italy is one of the countries with the largest number of people who are at least 40% overweight. Obesity is a hazardous situation for one’s health, which should be addressed with ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 5th June 2018

Breaking the incontinence taboo

Torsten Kraft (34) is a carpenter and is passionate about his craft. In his free time he goes hiking with his girlfriend, “likes to drive a lot” and reads “everything from fantasy to who-dun-its to science fiction”. He has been incontinent ...

by Comms Team

Chronic Conditions 23rd March 2018

Fighting for a TB-free world

Ten years ago, Londoner Steve Bradley was shocked to find out that he was infected with tuberculosis (TB) following a lengthy period of testing and misdiagnosis. “Nobody even thought it could be TB,” the former TV project engineer tells This ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 5th January 2018

Breathing in gratitude

Year-end is often a time for reflection and expressing gratitude. For Karen Phillips, the customised tracheostomy tube that allows her son Michael to breathe is at the top of her list of things to be thankful for. Michael was nine ...

by Comms Team

Cardio 3rd August 2017

Tackling high blood pressure once and for all

Ulf Lohmann was frustrated that chronic high blood pressure had taken over his life. Then doctors offered him an innovative new treatment that completely turned things around. For years Ulf was taking pills that didn’t seem to have any ...

by Karen Finn

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