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What is chronic pain?

What exactly is chronic pain?

Everyone experiences pain once in a while, whether it’s joint pain, head or stomach ache or an old injury flaring up, chances are with some medication and rest the pain will eventually subside. Chronic pain, however, is quite different.   What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is any...

Does the weather affect arthritis?

Does the weather affect arthritis?

People who suffer from arthritis can experience pain and inflammation in their joints at any time of the year, but symptoms are known to worsen in the colder months. Two of the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).   What is...

What do physiotherapists do?

What do physiotherapists actually do?

In the field of health and medicine, there are many types of physicians and specialists. It can be hard to understand exactly what each one does and even harder to find the exact professional help for your specific ailment. One such specialty is physiotherapy. More popular...


Hand sanitiser vs washing hands

Recently, South Africa experienced a water shortage scare that forced residents to find new ways of saving water, while they remain hygienic and hydrated. In that time, the popularity of hand sanitiser soared, so much so that hand sanitiser was used in malls, offices and...

questions to ask doctor

Questions to ask your doctor

It is very important to always keep an open line of communication with your doctor. Don’t be afraid to speak to your doctor about any medical issue that may be on your mind. Make the most of your doctor’s visits by taking the opportunity to ask...

medical insurance and emergency

Can you use your health insurance in emergencies?

Medical emergencies can happen at any time. Without insurance cover, you may find yourself in need of medical attention that will leave you out of pocket. However, even if you do have medical insurance, certain insurers may not cover your emergency bills, depending on the contract...

How to keep your fitness resolutions

Tips to keep your health resolutions into February

Traditionally, many people use the transition into the New Year to set goals for themselves to improve either financially, physically or mentally. Common New Year’s resolutions are: to quit smoking, drink less alcohol, eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise more. The first few days are met...

Paying your premiums

Why You Can’t Afford to Put Off Paying Your Premium

When you take out an insurance plan of any kind, it is a legally binding contract between you and the insurance service provider. Most contracts between insurers and their clients state that if a premium is not paid, the services promised by the insurer will cease. This...

What is preventative care?

What’s Considered ‘Preventive’ Care?

Medical insurance is there to cover you when you are ill and need medical assistance, whether it’s for common ailments or certain chronic diseases that you may be suffering from. However, there is something known as preventive care that is meant to assist you before you...