When it comes to needing specialist travel insurance to cover your specific medical condition(s), we are only too aware of how many questions this can trigger. Whether it’s understanding what the insurance covers or knowing how the medical screening process works, we believe it’s important to help answer all your questions so you have all … Read more Mary Holt answers your FAQs about specialist travel insurance
Having a serious medical condition can have a significant impact upon a person’s life, particularly if it’s a condition for which there is no cure. Yet, while someone with long-term medical issues will already know about the challenges it places on living a normal life, it’s clear that it shouldn’t stop them from being able … Read more Specialist travel insurance for serious medical conditions
Most people would associate regular exercise with playing a key role in preventing heart disease and keeping the heart fit and strong. However, would you associate exercise with cutting the risk of cancer? Most cancers are caused by lifestyle factors and not always genes, so for an overall healthy lifestyle we should all be taking … Read more Cut the risk of cancer by exercising every day
For most people booking the annual foreign holiday can be an exciting time. The thought of clear blue skies, sunshine from morning to dusk, warm shallow waves gently lapping at the shore, morning walks along the beach and endless time to take it easy are what holidays are all about. However if you have breast … Read more Can I travel abroad if I have breast cancer?
Parenting is a challenge in itself, but when your child has a severe disability things can be a lot more difficult. In the UK one in every 400 children are born with Cerebral Palsy – it is a disorder which affects muscle control and movement which is usually caused as a result of an injury … Read more Tips for coping with Cerebral Palsy
Dementia does not form part of the natural growing old process as it is caused by diseases of the brain and the most common being Alzheimer’s. I think most people would believe that dementia is an older person’s illness, when in fact younger people in their 40’s and 50’s can also be affected. According to … Read more Could My Memory Loss be Dementia?
What is fibromyalgia? The name fibromyalgia comes from three words: ‘fibro’ is a Latin word, meaning fibrous tissues such as tendons and ligaments ‘my’ is a Greek word, meaning muscles ‘algia’ is also a Greek word, meaning pain Fibromyalgia is a long term chronic condition which causes many symptoms but mainly widespread pain within all … Read more Living with Fibromyalgia
After reading a recent article in The Mirror newspaper and watching recent episodes of Coronation Street involving the character Hayley Cropper, this has highlighted what a serious disease pancreatic cancer is. For many people that have recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer it must come as a great shock and some people could even be … Read more Living with Pancreatic Cancer
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder and is the term used to describe uncontrollable and sometimes painful muscle spasms caused by incorrect signals from the brain. It is estimated to affect at least 70,000 people in the UK. How does Dystonia affect the nervous system? Dystonia disrupts the nervous systems ability to allow the brain … Read more What is Dystonia?
I, like many people will have referred to how we manage our daily functions as ‘a bit of OCD’ at some time or another and I for one can tend to compartmentalize my day, however this is very different to having obsessive compulsions. I have realised OCD is a serious anxiety related condition where a … Read more Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)