Getting Checked 27th July 2020

Getting educated about Hepatitis C

When Ronni Marks found out she had Hepatitis C in 1996, there were no patient support groups and the internet was in its infancy. In other words, information was scarce. “My mother was having knee surgery and I went to donate ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 6th July 2020

Getting through COVID-19

It seems that everyone has felt the effects of coronavirus to a degree. But some people like Steve Radigan, who shares his story with This Is MedTech, have been impacted more than others. “My initial symptom was an infrequent dry ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 20th February 2020

Making peace with early menopause

Migraines. Depression. Hot flushes. At 41, Tally Hatzakis didn’t know what was going on. She certainly didn’t suspect it could be the menopause. “Looking back, I think it all started with migraines,” Tally tells This Is MedTech. “I had ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 15th January 2020

Fighting for thyroid health

“I am hopeful that a day will come when the suffering of thyroid patients will be a thing of the past,” says patient advocate and blogger Dana Trentini, aka Hypothyroid Mom. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Dana ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 29th January 2019

When eating gluten-free isn’t a choice

Champion miniature golfer Richard Gottfried spent years feeling ill before he discovered that he had coeliac disease and gradually regained his health. Believing he had a common digestive disorder called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Richard took IBS medication to ease ...

by Karen Finn

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 Editorial Team