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Orthopaedics

Understand Osteoporosis

This disease weakens bones, makes them more likely to break, and is more common in women.

Healthy Life

Why is my hair falling out? 6 Reasons [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hair loss is known as alopecia and can have many causes:

Cardiology

Am I at risk for rheumatic heart disease?

Unlike heart disease associated with lifestyle conditions, such as high cholesterol and obesity, rheumatic heart disease stems from infection and can strike anyone. A Mediclinic cardiologist explains what you need

Healthy Life

6 Ways to boost your fertility – naturally [INFOGRAPHIC]

When you’re planning to get pregnant, these steps can help to prepare your body for conception.

Routine tests

Important blood tests every woman should have

Your blood can reveal a lot about your health – sometimes picking up health issues when you haven’t experienced any symptoms. A Mediclinic doctor recommends the most important blood tests

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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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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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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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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Babies (up to 1 year)

Breastfeeding is good for your baby – and for you! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Breast milk is best for a baby’s health, and breastfeeding is beneficial to moms.

Patient Stories

“My stem cell transplant gave me a future”

Diagnosed with a rare blood disorder at just four years old, Zyaan Makda spent much of her childhood in hospital. Following a successful stem cell transplant, she now has her

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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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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Gynaecology

Been a while since your last pap smear?

If you’ve been putting off going for regular pap smear, you could be putting your health at serious risk. A Mediclinic gynaecologist explains why this screening is so important. While

Patient Stories

“When the surgeon saw the MRI of my back, he was surprised I could walk”

When Nadia Bosch went to the GP because her back was sore, she thought she would get painkillers. She certainly wasn’t expecting emergency spinal surgery.  One Saturday, at the end

World-class care

Mediclinic’s private fixed fees: 5 things to know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you a private-paying patient? Mediclinic’s Fixed Fee offering lets you budget for a range of planned diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Prime

Do you need to worry about hepatitis? 

On World Hepatitis Day (28 July), a specialist explains why you need to be alert for signs of this serious condition.  It has been described as a “silent killer” that

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