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  • I’ll lose my mental health care when I turn 18. Why?

    I’ll lose my mental health care when I turn 18. Why?0

    Thomas says he was close to ending his life a few months ago. He has been receiving mental health care for five years, but he’s been told his treatment will stop on his 18th birthday. This is a common problem for young people in the UK. According to a leading expert, thousands of young people

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  • What is ‘healthy’ when you’re chronically ill?

    What is ‘healthy’ when you’re chronically ill?0

    It has been almost eight years since I first started feeling unwell.This was a something that niggled me at first but would go on to engulf my life at the ripe age of 22.I’ve written about my diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease – a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; characterised as the long-term inflammation of the

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  • ‘I told you I was ill’ – the importance of patient communication

    ‘I told you I was ill’ – the importance of patient communication0

    When analyzing reviews of hospitals on Yelp, researchers from Penn Medicine found that the word most associated with negative reviews, including those rated at one-star, was ‘told’, which appeared almost 20 per cent of posts. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study points to the value patients place on communication in health

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