Marta Ribeiro,  —

Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

Articles by Marta Ribeiro

10 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health, but it’s not easy to do. In fact, it’s probably one of the most difficult habits to break, which is why we’ve put together this list of tips based on information from WebMD, the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society. Get…

6 Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

If you suffer from a chronic illness, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by resting for a little while. With tips from the pros at …

8 Ways to Feel Happier

It can sometimes be a challenge to look on the bright side when you have a chronic illness, but spending time doing things that make you happy will help keep depression at bay, help you come to terms with your illness better and begin enjoying life again. To help you feel happier,…

6 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs

We only get one set of lungs so it’s imperative that we look after them. This is even more important with diseases that directly affect the lungs as it could help slow down its progression and ease the symptoms.  To help you take the best possible care of your lungs, we’ve put together a list…

6 Ways You Can Raise Awareness For Pulmonary Hypertension

Being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension can be extremely difficult. Readjusting your life after a diagnosis like that can be tricky, but there are several things you can do. Educating yourself is one thing you can—and should—do. November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, but there are a lot of ways you can…

‘Research’ is the Theme for Rare Disease Day 2017

February 28 is international Rare Disease Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness of a myriad of diseases that many people know very little (if anything) about. One of the day’s main goals is to highlight the difficulties patients with rare diseases face in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and everyday living.

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Everyone knows that smoking is extremely bad for your health and contributes to the development of many chronic diseases and illnesses. However, if you do smoke you also know how difficult it is to stop. That said, there is a long list of reasons to quit smoking and the sooner you quit, the sooner you…

6 Foods That Can Help You Fight a Cold or Flu

Winter is a perilous time if you have a compromised immune system, but you can’t stay alone inside for four months. You have to get on with your daily life, and just hope you don’t succumb to other people’s bugs and illnesses. However, there are some foods that can help you avoid catching a cold…

4 Breathing Mistakes You’re Probably Making

We need to breathe to stay alive. For some of us, this process is simple and we don’t think too much about it. For others, it’s a constant struggle that requires a lot of concentration and effort. For all of us, it’s important we’re aware that there’s a right—and wrong—way…

How to Stay Active With a Lung Condition

This video from the British Lung Foundation emphasizes the importance of keeping active if you have a chronic lung condition. Find out how pulmonary hypertension is diagnosed. Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for most people who suffer from severe lung diseases such as pulmonary hypertension.