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Children (1 to 12 years)

The positives and negatives of screen time

Screen time can be a useful learning tool – or a chronic, dangerous distractor. Your child can learn many things from a screen. The lyrics to nursery rhymes, the names

Children (1 to 12 years)

The effects of screen time on ADHD

Excessive screen time can have a serious impact on the health of any child. But can it exacerbate, or even cause, symptoms of ADHD? Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a

Exercise

Fitness tips for teens

A regular exercise routine can help your teen stay healthy, get stronger – and feel better, too. It may be diet; it may be simple ignorance. It might be a

Babies (up to 1 year)

Baby milestones in the first year [infographic]

Infant development is not an exact science, but these baby milestones are an important way of noticing developmental delays early. This is a guide to your baby’s important developments. 

Babies (up to 1 year)

Immunity and your child

Prevention is always better than cure. Vaccines are the best protection you can offer your child against infectious diseases.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
Healthy Life

The science behind your pregnancy food cravings [infographic]

Food cravings in general are caused by the regions of the brain that are responsible for memory, pleasure, and reward. An imbalance of hormones, such as leptin and serotonin, can also cause food cravings.

Healthy Life

Fertility treatments aren’t as invasive as you may think

Many people who can’t get pregnant immediately think of IVF. But in 80% of cases, the solution is a lot simpler, and easier, than you think. We take you through this progressive process that helps your body stimulate a natural, beautiful process.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
Children (1 to 12 years)

How to combat school-related illnesses

Back to school means back to health risks: lice, ringworm and meningitis are all common conditions many kids bring home from their first week back. Here’s how to avoid these school-related illnesses.

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