20 Valuable Blogs for Caregivers in 2018

February 13, 2018

Over the last decade, I have seen my grandfather’s role of loving husband gradually transform into that of caregiver, as my grandmother progresses through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been immensely diff... Read more

Surviving Cancer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

February 2, 2018

On February 4th – World Cancer Day – roughly 4,700 people in the USA will be diagnosed with a form of cancer. In 2030, this figure is estimated to rise to over 6,300, meaning 2.3 million people will be diag... Read more

Living with an Invisible Illness: 6 People Share the Realities of Daily Life

January 31, 2018

“But you don’t look sick,” is a sentence many people living with an invisible illness will often hear when discussing their health. It may be expressed with no malice – or perhaps even be ... Read more

The Trends That Will Shape Healthcare Tech in 2018

January 19, 2018

Apple’s announcement of the Apple Heart Study in September – which aims to utilize the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to detect Atrial Fibrillation – highlighted a trend that is becoming ever more prominen... Read more

Life with Multiple Sclerosis and a Chronic Headache: Robert’s Story

January 12, 2018

Robert Joyce was diagnosed with relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) at the age of 23, and has lived with a headache every single day since a car crash in 2014. Along with sarcoidosis and asthma, his conditions have ... Read more

8 Ways You Can Support a Loved One with Diabetes this Christmas

December 20, 2017

Christmas is almost upon us once more. For many, it is a time when the usual diet, health, and fitness routines are suspended, a little overindulgence is excused, and all is offset with a January ... Read more

This is How Tracking Blood Pressure at Home Can Help 103 Million Americans Living with Hypertension

December 15, 2017

In the time it took to publish a press release, the number of American adults estimated to be living with high blood pressure shot up by 14% last month, to over 100 million people. This was after ... Read more

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