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Featureworld gains awareness for little-known medical condition
Stiff neck and jaw - you could risk going blind...story in Good Health section of the Daily Mail
But it is fast becoming a leading supplier of health and medical stories to the media.
When Laurel Padbury is one interviewee who went to http://www.featureworld.co.uk to raise awareness of a little known medical condition.
The retired banker, aged 63, had no idea when she began suffering aches and pains in her neck, back and jaw that it was anything serious. So when she eventually went to her GP she was shocked to find she had Giant Cell Arteritis, also known as Temporal Arteritis.
The condition can be successfully treated with steroids. But had she left it much longer, and allowed it to spread, she could have been blinded.
Alison Smith-Squire, who runs Featureworld, wrote Mrs Padbury's exclusive story for the Good Health section of the Daily Mai newspaper.
Alison says: "The Good Health section of the Daily Mail is one of the most respected medical resources and the story included information from Southend Hospital, whose consultant was also quoted, on the latest research into this often misdiagnosed medical issue.
"Featureworld offers a direct route to placing a medical story in a national newspaper, magazine or on TV, therefore gaining valuable awareness."
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Sell my story website Featureworld is run by media agent and journalist Alison Smith-Squire.
Alison specialises in selling real life stories to the UK national press, magazines and TV for the ordinary person.