Laura McKee

Chronic Illness and the Pandemic: How Did Some of Us Cope?

When COVID-19 swept into the UK, Laura McKee faced the prospect of facing an invisible monster with chronic illness. Here's how the pandemic changed the way she managed her mental and physical health.

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5 Tips for Better Asthma Control
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John Bottrell

5 Tips for Better Asthma Control

Is Lack of Sleep Seriously Affecting Your Mood?
7 mins
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Sarah Bailey

Is Lack of Sleep Seriously Affecting Your Mood?

A Letter to My Family about HD
5 mins
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Sarah Foster

A Letter to My Family about HD

Not Just Normal Aging: Living with Huntington’s Disease
5 mins
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Sarah Foster

Not Just Normal Aging: Living with Huntington’s Disease

5 Ways Technology Can Help Mental Health
6 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

5 Ways Technology Can Help Mental Health

Say What? How to Nip Unwanted Cancer Advice in the Bud
9 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

Say What? How to Nip Unwanted Cancer Advice in the Bud

How Heart Failure Prepared Me for a Pandemic
6 mins
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Rob Obey

How Heart Failure Prepared Me for a Pandemic

Can Telling Our Story Help with Cancer Trauma?
4 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

Can Telling Our Story Help with Cancer Trauma?

3 Powerful Self-Care Habits for Caregivers
3 mins
article
Susanne White

3 Powerful Self-Care Habits for Caregivers

Self-Kindness and Anxiety: Fake it ‘til You Make it
4 mins
article
Claire Eastham

Self-Kindness and Anxiety: Fake it ‘til You Make it

Staying Calm: Caregiving in the Face of Anger
5 mins
article
Susanne White

Staying Calm: Caregiving in the Face of Anger

Me, My Mom, and Migraine
6 mins
article
Sarah Alexander-Georgeson

Me, My Mom, and Migraine

4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver
5 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name
3 mins
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Susanne White

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name

8 Steps to Help You Manage COPD Exacerbations
7 mins
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Barbara Moore

8 Steps to Help You Manage COPD Exacerbations

7 Home Hacks for Asthma
3 mins
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Michelle Rivas

7 Home Hacks for Asthma

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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