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Taxonomy of the burden of treatment: a multi-country web-based qualitative study of patients with chronic conditions

BMC Medicine, 30 July 2015

Management strategies for patients with chronic conditions are becoming increasingly complex,
which may result in a burden of treatment for patients.

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Making health and social care information accessible Update July 2015 – accessible information standard approved

NHS England, July 2015

The aim of the accessible information standard is to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand, and any communication support that they need.

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UT Health doctor named Physician of the Year by Dysautonomia International

The University of Toledo, 15 July 2015

Congratulations to Dr Blair Grubb who has been named Physician of the Year by Dysautonomia International. Dr Grubb will be attending STARS Patients Day on Sunday 4 October 2015.

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Real life story: living with the rare disease Dysautonomia

Health24, 16 July 2015

Lee Wiltshire is one of very few people in South Africa who suffer from Dysautonomia, a debilitating and rare disease that affects the autonomic nervous system. This is her story.

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Student falls over and blacks out up to 10 times a day - just from eating or standing up

Mirror, 16 July 2015

Becky Pickup has the rare illness postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which sees an abnormal increase in heart rate after sitting, standing up, eating large meals or being in the heat

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96-year-old 'thrilled' to have world's tiniest pacemaker

BBC News, 13 July 2015

A 96-year-old woman has said she's "thrilled" after becoming one of the first patients in Britain to be fitted with the world's smallest pacemaker.

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Francis White from AliveCor has been made a Fellow of NHS National Innovation Accelerator

NHS England, 13 July 2015

Some STARS members are benefitting from using the AliveCor monitor and say their GP also welcomes the information it provides.

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Aspirin could do more harm than good for heart patients: Doctors told not to prescribe drug for life-threatening condition that causes heart to beat very fast

Daily Mail, 13 July 2015

Tens of thousands of heart patients are wrongly taking aspirin – meaning it does more harm than good, according to the health watchdog.

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Former Freeport pitcher Meta battling illness

TribLive Sports, 10 July 2015

It has been more than two years since Alyssa Meta left Freeport High School, but the former pitching standout has yet to take the circle at the next level.

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Lauren James, Determined After Enduring POTS and A Wrist Tear

Swimming World Magazine, 9 July 2015

In early 2012, she began to experience headaches and dizziness. The harder she trained, the worse it got.

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