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Myeloma awareness week 21-28 June 2013

Myeloma Awareness Week is all about working together to increase awareness of this complex and incurable cancer. What is myeloma? Myeloma is a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow. This is the spongy material found in the bones that produces white and red blood cells and platelets. … Read moreMyeloma awareness week 21-28 June 2013

Sarcoma – Raising Awareness for this Soft Tissue Cancer

The recent Sarcoma Awareness Week organized by Sarcoma UK, the bone and soft tissue cancer charity, aimed to raise awareness of the condition through a new patient campaign called Sarcoma Voices. Sarcoma Voices are people who have been affected by sarcoma cancer, either as a patient, carer or family member, who want to share their … Read moreSarcoma – Raising Awareness for this Soft Tissue Cancer

Why medical conditions shouldn’t stop you travelling

When people are diagnosed with long-standing medical conditions, they can sometimes think that it will restrict them from travelling and going on holiday. However, provided you can obtain suitable specialist travel insurance, the vast majority of people can travel quite happily without fear of their medical condition holding them back. Forward planning If you want … Read moreWhy medical conditions shouldn’t stop you travelling

What happens if the EHIC won’t cover you while travelling in Europe

Telegraph money reported in March that the European Commission was threatening legal action against Spain, after some hospitals refused to accept the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Some Spanish hospitals are declining to accept the card and insisting holiday makers have to either claim back the cost of medical treatment from their travel insurance, if … Read moreWhat happens if the EHIC won’t cover you while travelling in Europe

Arrhythmia Alliance – Heart Rhythm Awareness Week

Heart rhythm problems are also known as arrhythmias and every year they are experienced by over 1 million people in the UK alone and they’re also one of the top 10 reasons why people go to hospital. What is an arrhythmia? An arrhythmia is a change to the regular beat of the heart, it may … Read moreArrhythmia Alliance – Heart Rhythm Awareness Week

National Epilepsy Awareness Week

I think the majority or people would still say that epileptic seizures are the same. However, this is another myth that surrounds epilepsy and one that still needs to be addressed. There are in fact around 40 different types of seizures and each person with epilepsy may encounter one or a combination of different types. … Read moreNational Epilepsy Awareness Week

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia is described as a set of symptoms which may include memory loss, mood changes and difficulties with communicating and reasoning. Sometimes they are caused when the brain is damaged by other diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies to name a few. Some people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease … Read moreAlzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week

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