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Chemical dependency: how to treat it

Chemical dependency is a complex disease that changes lives forever – but help is possible. At Mediclinic Crescent Mental Health Services, a dedicated team helps patients find answers. Mediclinic Crescent

Exercise

Get specialist help for running injuries

Running is a popular form of exercise, and for good reason. It’s a great way to boost cardiovascular fitness, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce stress. But it can also

Pulmonology

Asthma action plan

Manage your asthma effectively by avoiding triggers and following your personalised, daily asthma plan. “Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs,” says Dr Nivesh Sewlall, a specialist physician

Exercise

Lower your blood pressure with exercise

Exercise can strengthen your heart muscle, lower your blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health. Your heart muscle must work extremely hard to pump blood around your body, delivering oxygen and

Reconstructive surgery

Treatment for thermal burns

Thermal burns occur when the skin comes in contact with a heat source, such as fire, hot liquids, or hot surfaces, and may require emergency treatment. “Depending on the severity

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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Pregnancy and Paediatrics

8 things to know about NIPT testing

What is non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)? Mediclinic Precise’s NIPT is a blood test performed during pregnancy that identifies whether your baby has a higher chance of having certain chromosomal conditions,

Healthy Life

When to consult an immunologist

An allergy is an abnormal reaction to agents in the environment that others around you might find harmless, for example, pollen, cats or dogs, or dust mites. Certain foods may

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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Healthy Life

Boost your adaptive immune system today

Did you know that your immune system comprises two parts: the innate system that you’re born with, and the adaptive immune system, which develops over time to protect you against

Mental health

Has your stress become a mental health care emergency?

It’s impossible to avoid stress – but there’s a big difference between daily stress and a mental health care emergency. Here’s how to tell if you’ve crossed that line.  What

Paediatrics

All about autism

There’s a reason autism is also referred to as autism spectrum condition (ASC), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or even “being on the spectrum”. That’s because one case of autism has

Healthy Life

3 medical options for treating obesity

Various treatments exist to help obese people lose weight. But before these can happen, you must fulfill certain criteria and your doctor will conduct tests to check if the treatment is

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