Meet the Rare Family Who Account for 10% of All Cases of Jansen’s

February 11, 2019

Such is the rarity of Jansen's metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (JMC), the number of letters in its name is greater than the number of known cases worldwide. Neena Nizar and her two sons, Arshaan and Jahan, account ... Read more


5 Questions Everyone Asks About Rheumatism and Arthritis

February 5, 2019

Rheumatism, rheumatic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis… It is easy to understand why a certain amount of confusion exists surrounding such terminology and the definition of each word. We take a look at some of the most fr... Read more


Multiple Sclerosis: 3 Ways Voice Recognition Tech Can Assist You Every Day

January 30, 2019

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) will usually lead to concerns about reduced mobility and the impact it has on one’s ability to perform everyday tasks, from turning the lights on and off to ty... Read more


9 Mental Health Blogs You Should Read in 2019

January 28, 2019

These mental health bloggers help form an online community that has grown over the years, offering support, advice, and empathy for millions of people around the world living with mental health conditions. While the internet ... Read more


Alcohol and Cholesterol: Can a Drink a Day Really Help Your Heart?

January 14, 2019

What effect does alcohol, particularly wine, have on your cholesterol and lipid values? The damage alcohol does to your liver, stomach, and brain – among other organs and body parts – is well documented. However, its ... Read more


Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis: What I Wish for at Christmas…

December 20, 2018

For Eileen Davidson, who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in her late 20s, Christmas is a time of contrasting emotions. While she is grateful for the many positives in her life, the holiday season is ... Read more


Autoimmune Disease Series: What is Autoimmune Encephalitis?

December 19, 2018

Autoimmune diseases are complicated conditions. In this series, we take a look at three of the most commonly searched-for autoimmune diseases – autoimmune hepatitis, encephalitis, and thyroid disease – and explain the key points of each... Read more


Autoimmune Disease Series: What is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

December 19, 2018

Autoimmune diseases are complicated conditions. In this series, we take a look at three of the most commonly searched-for autoimmune diseases – autoimmune hepatitis, encephalitis, and thyroid disease – and explain the key points of each... Read more


Autoimmune Disease Series: What is Autoimmune Thyroid Disease?

December 19, 2018

Autoimmune diseases are complicated conditions. In this series, we take a look at three of the most commonly searched-for autoimmune diseases – autoimmune hepatitis, encephalitis, and thyroid disease – and explain the key points of each... Read more


Christmas Disease: The Incredible Impact of Hemophilia B on European Royalty

December 6, 2018

Christmas Disease is one of the aliases of a rare bleeding disorder called Hemophilia B. Its other pseudonym, Royal Disease, hints at its colorful history and the surprising impact it has had on monarchies ranging ... Read more


Type 1.5 Diabetes: Facts You Should Know About ‘The Other’ Form of Diabetes

November 23, 2018

Type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes are considered the three major forms of diabetes. However, type 1.5 – Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) – is missed off the list, despite a higher prevalence than you may thin... Read more


Telehealth in 2018: The Healthcare Evolution

November 16, 2018

Telehealth has the capability of transforming healthcare, bringing better care to rural areas, reducing costs, and improving patient outcomes. However, barriers ranging from insurance payments to legislative issues have made it far more of an ... Read more


3 Celebrities Selma Blair Joins in Living with Multiple Sclerosis

October 24, 2018

“They help demystify disability & broaden awareness.” That is what journalist, Victoria Brownworth, Tweeted of celebrities who share their stories of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Specifically, she was referring to Cruel Inte... Read more


Top 10 Type 1 Diabetes Blogs of 2018

October 23, 2018

Learning you, your son, daughter, or a loved one is living with type 1 diabetes is a daunting experience that can leave you feeling helpless and isolated. The Internet has helped connect people from around the ... Read more


Heart Rate Monitoring with Smartphones and Wearables: What You Need to Know

October 19, 2018

Smartphones, fitness trackers, smart watches, and chest straps make it possible to track your heart rate around the clock. Doing so could not only improve your exercise regime but detect potentially life-threatening conditions such as ... Read more


Siri Shortcuts: A Quick Path to Accessibility for Blind and Visually Impaired Users?

October 10, 2018

Siri Shortcuts, made available on iPhones following the release of iOS 12, allows both simple and complex commands actions to be performed with a single voice command. For users who are blind or visually impaired, the ... Read more


Depression: 10 of the Best Blogs in 2018

October 2, 2018

Living with depression can be deeply isolating. Connecting with other people who understand and can relate to you is often a source of comfort, even if they are the other side of the world. The ... Read more


The Smart Devices Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities

September 26, 2018

For people living with chronic diseases, be it multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or any number of other conditions, reduced physical mobility can cause problem when it comes to everyday tasks around the home. However, the rise ... Read more


Why Apple Believes Its New Watch Could Save Your Life

September 13, 2018

Apple’s plan to make its smartwatch, the Apple Watch, a device capable of saving lives is coming to fruition. The latest step forward is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for two apps that ca... Read more


How to Respond to Suicidal Posts on Social Media

September 10, 2018

“I want to end it all.” If you came across a social media post indicating thoughts of suicide or self-harm, posted by a person you don’t know yourself, would you know how to res... Read more