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Renal Health: It can all go wrong very quickly

In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the instances of renal failure in South Africa. The two most common conditions that cause kidney damage are high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes, both being prevalent owing to poor eating habits. Kidney disease...

International Nurses Day

Nurses serve humanity by leading the charge for health and wellness among their patients, their families and themselves.  Thank you for being our compassionate and competent caregivers. International Nurses Day is celebrated on the 12th May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a historical character known around...

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Is health insurance better than medical aid?

Many people still aren’t clear about the difference between medical insurance and medical aid. The two services have many similarities as far as their benefits are concerned, though there are distinct differences that set them apart, so which cover is better? Well, the short answer is...

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Bad Habits from Social Media

Social media can be fun and a great way to keep in touch with family and friends who you don’t always get to see in person. You can upload pictures and share moments with someone across the world, but there are many mental health implications...

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Exercise vs Medication – Best way to lower blood pressure

Regulating your blood pressure is extremely important. If you have been diagnosed with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), your doctor will most likely order immediate lifestyle changes and prescribe a combination of medications to get your body back on track. High blood pressure can be linked to...

The link between stress and diabetes

A recent European study, according to Medical News Daily, suggests that a stressful work environment may increase women’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. This is when your body is unable to make use of the...

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Health Insurance Benefits you can’t live without

Doctor’s visits can prove to be very expensive, especially if you need to go multiple times a month. Add medication and special procedural costs to the bill and pretty soon you’re a couple of thousand rand out of pocket. Medical cover can literally be a lifesaver....

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World Autism Day

The month of April celebrates World Autism Day, as well as African Vaccination Week, so it was a given that our article this month should address one of the most controversial topics in the medical industry:  Is Autism linked to child vaccinations? This controversy dates decades...

Heart-health

Heart Health – Why you should be concerned

Heart health is extremely important. There are many symptoms that may seem unrelated to your heart and it’s well-being that you shouldn’t ignore. Men and women experience heart disease very differently. Pain, a persistent cough and even flu like symptoms could be indicators of a...