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

Social Media & Suicide: Spot the Signs and Support a Loved One in Need

September 10, 2018

“I want to end it all.” If a friend or loved one published a post indicating thoughts of suicide or self-harm on social media, would you know how to help them? Such indications made... Read more

7 Personal Blogs About Life with Cystic Fibrosis

September 5, 2018

Behind each of the 70,000+ cases of cystic fibrosis (CF) there is a person with a story to tell. Blogs have become a hugely popular platform on which to do so, allowing people with CF to ... Read more

“Is Alzheimer’s Hereditary?” – The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer’s Disease

August 30, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is not usually hereditary. However, it is believed that genetic factors do play a role in your risk of developing the condition. With nearly six million people in America living with Alzheimer’s an... Read more

4 Surprising Signs of Heart Diseases You Should Not Ignore

August 21, 2018

The signs of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions can occur all over your body, from your head down to your toes. The link may not be obvious, and people may subsequently ignore such signs. ... Read more

8 Great Blogs for Living with Psoriasis

August 8, 2018

Loneliness and isolation are two emotions with which many people living with psoriasis are all too familiar. The Internet, and blogs in particular, has helped bring people together and is a fantastic resource for the ... Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know About the Different Types of MS

August 3, 2018

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that varies massively from person-to-person. Symptoms, relapses, remissions, and disease progression are all used to categorize the disease into different forms. However, the lines between the different types of ... Read more

Parents: How to Support Children & Young People with Psoriasis

July 25, 2018

The first signs of psoriasis often occur at a young age. From children to teens to young adults, such a visible illness can be a stressful and traumatic one to deal with, and often an ... Read more

MS & Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: Coping with Heat Sensitivity

July 23, 2018

Heat sensitivity affects up to 4 out of every 5 people living with MS, one of whom is Willeke Van Eeckhoutte. She tells us what unusual item you should put in your freezer and other top tips ... Read more

Valsartan, Losartan & Irbesartan Recall: What It Means for People Taking ARBs

July 23, 2018

The original recall of valsartan was issued because batches were discovered to have been contaminated by a substance believed to cause cancer. Since then, more information has come to light and other medications, including batches ... Read more

“A Laugh a Day…” – 3 Remarkable Facts About Heart Disease

July 19, 2018

What can a 4,000-year-old mummy tell us about heart disease? And how can a daily dose of laughter improve your health? We discover three fascinating facts about cardiovascular diseases, the science behind them, and how ... Read more