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
As the festive season approaches, there are various different events taking place around the world to celebrate. One of the more popular traditions is the Christmas market, with several of these happening across the UK and in various other parts of the world. So what should you expect from the markets this year? UK If … Read more Visiting the Christmas markets
It’s important to have the right travel insurance in place when you have a medical condition, but what are the key things you should consider? Your medical history The number one rule is to make sure you declare all your medical conditions, whether you think they are relevant or not. Most travel insurance specialists have … Read more Things to consider when getting specialist travel insurance for medical conditions
Many people travel abroad every year, with thousands of people getting on aeroplanes every day. Because they are so frequently used, there are not only stringent safety regulations, but also fierce competition between different airlines to be the very best out there. So which ones are a cut above and offer outstanding service, cater to … Read more The very best airlines in the world
Pancreatic cancer affects around 8,000 people every year and is commonly found in older people over 60. Even though it is the ninth most common cancer in the UK, there are still a lot of people who aren’t aware of its existence, the dangers it poses or the symptoms to look out for. November is … Read more Pancreatic cancer – raising awareness
Before planning a trip you probably always have that thought in the back of your mind: “What kind of travel insurance do I need for this trip – and how much will it cost me?” If there were such a thing as a simple answer to this question, then we’d all have the same kinds … Read more Balancing the cost of medical travel insurance with the cover provided
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?
If you have recently been diagnosed with a male cancer or just finished a course of treatment a holiday may be just what you need. Here at Free Spirit we believe having a male cancer shouldn’t stop you from travelling abroad and experiencing new holiday destinations however, you may need to consider where you go, … Read more Travelling abroad with a male cancer
In April this year I wrote about the male cancer awareness week that was run by Orchid Fighting Male Cancer however, this month see’s the UK’s first national campaign Blue September. This campaign is to raise awareness of all male cancers including prostate, penile and testicular to name a few. It is still a shocking … Read more Blue September is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about all male cancers.
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