Measuring Your Blood Pressure at Home in 5 Easy Steps

December 8, 2017

Blood pressure is mercurial in more ways than one; not only is it measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), but it is highly changeable and often unpredictable. This can be problematic, as readings from one ... Read more

13 Must-Read Blogs for Coping with Anxiety

December 7, 2017

It is normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if you live a stressful life. But for many people, anxiety is a constant companion, always lurking behind the next corner. An estimated 2-5% ... Read more

Traveling with MS: My New Life in Bali - Part Two

December 6, 2017

In part one of ‘Traveling with MS,’ Richard Boughton recounts his multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2007, and the challenges he and his wife faced in the years that followed. He picks up the story in 2... Read more

My Husband Is Living with HIV: Poppy’s Love Story

December 1, 2017

Poppy Morgan and her husband live a typical family life in the Midwest with their four-year-old daughter. They are a serodiscordant, or mixed-status, couple: Poppy is HIV negative; her husband is HIV positive. Modern HIV ... Read more

Traveling with MS: My Journey from America to Bali - Part One of Two

November 27, 2017

Life with a chronic condition such as multiple sclerosis (MS) is often described as a journey. Such terminology is particularly fitting for Richard Boughton, who left North America for the first time in 2010 when he ... Read more

The Very Best Apps for Seniors - From Accessibility to Entertainment

November 21, 2017

More senior citizens have smartphones than ever before, with 42% of adults over the age of 65 in the USA now owning one, a figure that has more than doubled in the last five years. While many ... Read more

Diabetes in the USA: Facts and Figures

November 14, 2017

On November 14th, 1891, Nobel Prize winner, Sir Frederick Banting, was born in Ontario, Canada. In the early 1920s, he and his assistant, Dr Charles Best, were the first people to use insulin therapeutically. Their successful ... Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: 15 Excellent MS Blogs

November 9, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease, presenting itself in a new and unique form upon each diagnosis. As such, each and every blog will be shaped by the individuality of its author, or authors, ... Read more

My Unborn Baby had a Stroke: Jessica and Brendon’s Story

November 2, 2017

“I didn’t know there was such a thing” is a sentence Jessica Spear hears often, when talking about strokes in unborn, newborn, and young children. However, the week surrounding birth is the most concen... Read more

“Dear men, please visit your doctor”

November 1, 2017

As the curtain falls on October and we embark on the penultimate month of the year, the sight of men sporting moustaches will become as common as premature Christmas decorations. The word “Movember” will no d... Read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Beating the Winter Blues

October 30, 2017

The days are shortening, the knitted sweaters in the wardrobe are looking more tempting, and Christmas music will soon start penetrating our airwaves. To quote a well-known TV show: winter is coming. It’s not un... Read more

Stroke: A Caregiver’s Story

October 26, 2017

Each year, over three-quarters of a million people have a stroke in America. The impact of a stroke affects the life not only of the individual concerned, but those of friends, family, and loved ones, ... Read more

The Top Apps for Multiple Sclerosis

October 25, 2017

The nature of each case of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is as unique as the person whom it affects. Thus, the symptoms it presents, and the treatment required, are tailored to an individual’s particular needs. Be... Read more

8 Tips for Managing Multiple Medications

October 20, 2017

“Oh dear, I appear to have forgotten to take my medication.” This sentence, or a variation of it, will be familiar to thousands of people each day. Forgetting to take just one form of m... Read more

Multiple Sclerosis Q&A: Answers to 5 Common Questions

October 17, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis affects roughly 2.5 million people worldwide, making it the most prevalent disabling neurological condition of young adults worldwide. Informing yourself about some of the key facts regarding MS can be useful should you, or ... Read more

Apple Watch: Why Tim Cook Bets on Diagnosing Atrial Fibrillation

October 13, 2017

Every time Apple host a launch event, the Internet begins to buzz: what are the iPhone’s new specs? What will the new iOS be capable of? How much money is this going to cost me... Read more

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

October 9, 2017

For a person living with a mental health condition, the workplace can be a central source of anxiety and stress. All too often working environments are hostile to the notion of mental illness, perpetuating the ... Read more

Dealing with Depression: The Best Blogs of 2017

October 4, 2017

Both writing and reading blogs can be a source of motivation and inspiration for people living with depression. With physical borders removed, the online community from around the globe support one another in the fight ... Read more

How to Order Food for Diabetics

September 27, 2017

Diabetes is becoming more prevalent as the years pass. Because of this, we need to make sure that all of our loved ones who are living with diabetes have delicious and healthy food options to ... Read more

Atrial Fibrillation: Learn More About the Leading Cause of Stroke

September 20, 2017

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, causing an irregular heartbeat in those who have it. Symptoms often include a racing heartbeat or heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and unusual fatigue, ... Read more