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Diploma in Syncope and Related Disorders at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

For Medical Professionals
This course is the initiative of STARS Trustee, Professor Rose Ann Kenny and Dr Conal Cunningham.
Already the positive feedback and uptake is more than encouraging. Syncope Units must be the way forward for the future and for anyone whose hospital is considering this then early registration of interest for 2015 is recommended.

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Judi Smith and her daughter Hannah have been raising awareness on BBC Radio 4 this week.

26 January 2015, BBC 4 Radio
Hannah has PoTS and EDS, is a Physics student, and speaks here about the challenges about moving away from home to University and studying.

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STARS fundraiser, Bradley Oliver raised over £1300

Bradley Oliver, launched his own Christmas Cookie Appeal because he wanted to raise awareness for us and to say thank you for our support for him and his mum, Katrina. Bradley did a fantastic job and raised over £1300 for STARS!

Thank you Bradley from all of us at STARS.

The Ella Woodward effect: Meet the healthy-eating blogger who healed herself with superfoods

19 January 2015, mailonline
After being diagnosed withPoTS, Ella Woodward rethought her diet and transformed her life. Now her blog about healthy eating has amassed a huge following, as Lydia Slater discovers.

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Dawns heart of gold: Women has a very special pacemaker

16 January 2015,
Dawn is believed to be the first person in Australia to have received a gold-plated pacemaker.

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St John Ambulance gives first aid tips on fainting

2 December 2014, Cambridge news
A faint is a brief loss of consciousness caused by a temporary reduction of blood flow to the brain.

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Meet the woman who can’t stop fainting

1 December 2014, Press and Journal
Jane Bateson (STARS member) seems determined and healthy, but all of that can change in a split second.

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NICE: Bradycardia - dual chamber pacemakers (review of TA88)

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Near-infrared Spectroscopy to Assess Cerebral Perfusion during Head-up Tilt-table Test in Patients with Syncope

26 November 2014, Science Index
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a noninvasive technology that directly monitors trends in regional tissue oxygen saturations over a specific body region.

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Christmas cards from the heart

STARS has teamed up with the children at Newbold on Stour Primary School in Warwickshire to produce a set of unique Christmas cards with the theme ‘from the heart.’ The cards have been produced exclusively for STARS and our sister charities Arrhythmia Alliance and AF Association.

Our charity Christmas cards come in three different designs with each pack containing a total of six cards. Money raised in connection with the sale of these Christmas card packs for will be divided evenly between the three charities: Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures (registered charity number 1084898), Arrhythmia Alliance (registered charity number 1107496) and AF Association (registered charity number 1122442)

A box of six Christmas cards is available for £3.00 excluding P&P.

Please email or call 01789 867 525 to place your order and support others in need of information and support on syncope and reflex anoxic seizures this Christmas.