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Great new web site for information

I have recently found a fantastic new website called Totally Yours, which is a web-based directory of products and services targeting those living with disabilities and the older generation. The site has been created by Janet Welch, through her frustration of being unable to find suitable products and services for her 18 year old son who has severe physical and learning difficulties. Read more

Do we really need to buy insurance?

This was the headline in the Mail on Sunday this Sunday. The article quoted radio presenter Danny Baker who thinks that insurance is a waste of money and encourages people to live in a constant state of anxiety.

Everyone has an opinion about insurance and the majority are not that positive. However it is when you do need to claim on a policy that you realise its worth.  Read more

Get prepared for the slopes!

The snow is falling in Europe so there’s still time to fit in another quick skiing holiday before the season ends. However, to make the most of your time at the resort, you need to prepare before you go, don’t let aching muscles after one day on the slopes leave you as a spectator.  We would always advise our medical conditions travel insurance customers to book a course of Pilates classes to prepare their body for skiing. 

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Take a break from illness

When diagnosed with a serious medical condition, the feeling of sadness and worry can be all-encompassing. Such permanent stress can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being and it can also hinder the body’s ability to fight infection, making it important for patients to rest, relax and unwind.

A holiday is the perfect way to de-stress after a diagnosis. In fact, there is research that suggests avoiding a trip away could inflict further problems on your health.

Going on holiday
A study on 13,000 middle-aged men at risk of heart disease discovered those who skipped holidays for five consecutive years were 30 per cent more likely to suffer heart attacks than those who took at least one week off each year. Apparently, even missing one year’s holiday was associated with a higher risk of heart disease. Read more

Heart attack deaths halve in recent years

A report published in the British Medical Journal, compiled by Oxford University academics has found that heart attack deaths reduced by 50% between 2002 and 2010. The researchers were trying to find out if the drop was due to prevention such as healthier lifestyles, preventive treatment such as cholesterol lowering medication or better treatment after a heart attack. The findings were that they all played an equal role in preventing fatalities. Read more

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