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Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Each year the first week of August is dedicated to highlighting and raising awareness in South Africa about this entirely preventable disease which causes unnecessary death and suffering amongst the poorest communities in our country. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] This Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness Week, we call...

What is the average price of medical aid?

Medical aid is calculated using many factors, of which the most important is affordability for the particular individual. There are definitely basic price points and tiers set up by each scheme, but the price per family and member varies. But, on average, what can you...

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The benefits of a vegan diet.

Veganism is a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle that has grown in popularity over the last decade. Vegans - the name for people who do not eat animals or make use of any animal products - believe that besides the use of animals being unethical, there are...

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Annual medical tests you shouldn’t skip

It isn’t always possible to get to the doctor for a check-up. Most people have busy lives; so between working and running a household, prioritising annual check-ups usually drops to the bottom of the list. But, there are certain tests that shouldn’t be missed, even...

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Three hormones that cause weight gain

Hormones are known to wreak havoc on the body, especially if the particular hormones are imbalanced. If your hormones are out of whack, you could experience anything from excessive hair growth, to uncontrollable weight gain and a variety of symptoms in between. If you have been...

Shining a spotlight on Hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day is on the 28th July 2019World Hepatitis Day is one of only four official disease-specific world health days recognised by the World Health Organisation.  The Hepatitis Foundation of South Africa estimates that around 800,000 to 1,4 million people have chronic Hepatitis B...

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When to worry about your baby’s temperature

Something all parents can agree on is that a high temperature, especially in your new-born baby can be scary. But what does a high temperature indicate, when can you treat it at home and when is it time to go to the emergency room?Well, every...

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What is hyperemesis?

Most women are expected to experience some morning sickness in their pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Morning sickness is a pregnant woman’s inability to hold down food and drink, especially in the morning (although it can occur at any time of the day). As...

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Is it really more expensive to eat healthier?

With the increase in social consciousness surrounding eating a healthier, more wholesome diet which consists of organic, grain fed or otherwise more nature conserving produce, there has been the shared perception that it was a more expensive, elite way of eating.Yes, there are many...