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

Chronic Conditions 19th June 2017

The reality of life with Sickle Cell

“I think Sickle Cell is misunderstood because it's not a visible condition and it affects everyone differently,” says Chantelle Pierre, who was diagnosed with the genetic blood disorder at six months old as part of a routine blood test. “People ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 21st February 2017

Living in a scent-free world

Working in a restaurant is an unfortunate way to learn that you’ve lost your sense of smell, says Alahree McDonell. “I was around 19 at the time,” recalls Alahree of the day she realised, quite by accident, that she couldn’...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 14th November 2016

Supporting patients in the digital era

Nothing beats face-to-face contact with people who can support you with your disease or illness. But online patient communities can come close, says Kyle Jacques Rose. As someone who has spent the past 20 years supporting other people with diabetes, Kyle ...

by Karen Finn