On the 23rd June I will be raising money for the Hysterectomy Association by taking part in the open water swimming event, the Great East Swim, at Alton Water in Sussex. If you would like to sponsor me please visit my just giving site www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/louise-richardson-3; and remember, every £1 really does makes such a difference.
You don’t have to look far to hear about brilliant and exciting strides being made in medical science. 3D printing is being used to create artificial limbs and organs; diabetics can now control their condition with the artificial pancreas; news has broken in 2015 about revolutionary new treatments which provide hope for patients with skin cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
A couple of weeks ago a colleague of mine, Matthew Mezey got in touch and made a general comment about making the Friends and Family test a real improvement loop for the NHS. To be honest I didn’t know what he was talking about as I hadn’t come across it..
Wow, I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly. It doesn’t feel like 5 months since I was discussing the idea of an international awareness day with Kathy Kelley over at HysterSisters. May, as you’ve gathered from the title above is Hysterectomy Awareness Month and that day became a month, there’s lots of going on.
Chronic illness can take many different forms, and it is not uncommon even for two patients with the same condition to experience different symptoms from one another. However, some common symptoms which affect many people who are chronically ill include fatigue, pain and depression, and these symptoms can have a profound effect not only on the sufferer, but also the sufferer’s partner and their relationship with each other.
6 out of every 10 people in the UK have raised cholesterol levels. Over time, cholesterol can build up in the arteries – so without treatment, high cholesterol levels can lead to serious health issues, including heart attacks, strokes and angina.
Here's to a very merry Christmas and peaceful and healthy New Year for all our lovely ladies. xx
Christmas is a time to cast aside the everyday and embrace the magic of it all. But what if your everyday routines are essential to controlling your health?
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The Hysterectomy Association are proud to announce that Founder and CEO, Linda Parkinson-Hardman, was named Venus Awards Dorset Inspirational Woman 2014 for her work supporting women facing hysterectomy. Wednesday 11th June saw the glittering finale of this year’s Venus Awards Dorset at The Lighthouse in Poole. Long and luscious was the order of the day for the nominee ladies who were all accompanied by friends, family and work colleagues. The awards, founded by Tara Howard, celebrate the achievement of women in 15 different business categories.
Clinical research is an area of medicine that tests new medical techniques, drugs and other treatments. Without it, our knowledge of medicine doesn’t improve and the treatments patients are offered for their health problems don’t change. As such it’s an essential part of the changing medical landscape.