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I?M ONLY 33 ? SO WHY DID I HAVE A HEART ATTACK?   
by JUDITH WOODS, 1726 words
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Heart disease is the biggest killer of women in the UK today ? yet many of us still assume it?s just men who are at risk. Here a mother-of-two reveals how she nearly died from a heart attack, aged just 33
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MY DEPRESSION KILLED MY MUM   
by JOHANNA PAYTON, 1273 words
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Depression affects one in five people in the UK during their lifetime. Here, Claire Holland, 36, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, reveals how her own struggle with mental illness lead to her mother?s suicide,
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LIVING WITH SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME   
by DAVID HURST, 1223 words
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Cardiomyopathy, or sudden death syndrome, can strike seemingly healthy people at any age. Doctors think that this devastating form of heart disease may be caused by a tiny virus. Here, two women explain what it means to live when every beat is a bonus
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?MY FINGERS TURN WHITE, BLUE, THEN RED?   
by DAVID HURST, 872 words
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Agonising Raynaud?s disease has left Asal Shirazi, 42, a full-time mum of three girls from Chiswick, West London, virtually trapped in her home. Here, she describes how she copes with the condition
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WHY DID DOCTORS HIDE THIS DAD?S ILLNESS FROM HIM FOR 11 YEARS?   
by ISLA WHITCROFT, 1456 words
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Like most of us, Gary Dimmock, a 42-year old policeman, trusted his GP. But as he grew sicker, he became increasingly frustrated until he finally found out that his doctors had been keeping a painful secret from him.
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MY SIGHT WAS SAVED IN THE HIGH STREET   
by ESME MCAVOY, 922 words
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If she hadn?t had a new kind of eye test, Anthea Gerrie, 52, a journalist from Sussex, would never have known a tear was forming in her retina, which could threaten her sight
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?I?VE GOT RID OF MY UNSIGHTLY STRETCHMARKS?   
by ANNA HODGEKISS, 833 words
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Kelly Baldwin, 25, an accountant from Birmingham reveals how a new vacuum treatment helped reduce the marks on her stomach
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?MY HAIR?S THICKER THAN EVER?   
by ESME MCAVOY, 730 words
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Taara Das, 30, was distraught when she lost nearly all her hair last year. But nine months on, the mum-of-two is proof that there?s life after alopecia
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?SURGERY FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK?   
by ESME MCAVOY, 807 words
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Gina Revill suffered with endometriosis for 14 years. But thanks to surgery Gina, 34, from east London, is now free from pain
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?I?M TOO EMBARRASSED TO LAUGH OR SNEEZE?   
by ANNA HODGEKISS, 942 words
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Office manager Kate Partridge, 52, from south east London, describes how she came to terms with her bladder problem
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