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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?

  • 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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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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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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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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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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  • 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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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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?

  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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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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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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 use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
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

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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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