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Children (1 to 12 years)

Can school make you sick?

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 them.

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Your 2020 sports calendar {infographic}

A year’s worth of sporting events where Mediclinic plays a key role in providing medical assistance and expertise. Plus: what to look out for at each one – risk factors

Healthy Life

Health screenings for your age

Your annual health check means getting your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels checked. Additional age-appropriate screening tests can mean early detection of any health problems.   20s onwards:

Healthy Life

Five subtle symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

They might be subtle – but they could also indicate serious conditions that require medical intervention.   Leg pain in only one side Could be: A pulled muscle. However, if

Healthy Life

Six reasons to see your GP – even when you’re healthy

Yes! It is a good idea to visit a doctor regularly, even when you aren’t sick.  Routine visits to your GP mean they can check for current or emerging medical problems and assess your risk of future medical issues. To

DID YOU KNOW?

  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #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
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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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Emergency

Clockwork – The Craig Scott story

When Craig Scott collapsed during a mountain bike race in November 2018, he was miles from the nearest hospital. Minutes from a heart attack. At the mercy of a miracle. 

Cancer

The genius of robotic surgery

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System has revolutionised surgical options in SA, providing life-saving surgeries to patients battling cancer and other debilitating conditions. Named after Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century robotic

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #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
  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
Babies (up to 1 year)

Together – Brandon Grant

Today, Brandon Grant is 18 months old – a happy, smiling, bouncing little boy. But for his first nine months, he lived in intensive care, fighting for his life. Brandon

Babies (up to 1 year)

Inside the NICU

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a specialised space designed to keep your preterm baby safe, warm and well fed under expert care. Not all babies born prematurely will

Healthy Life

Can you ditch bad habits?

Seemingly small, everyday habits can have a major effect on your health. Get a head start on making manageable changes – and reap the benefits.   PROBLEM: Being a couch

Cancer

Under your skin

Melanoma is the most common malignancy in the world, affecting men and women of every skin colour. Here’s how it develops.   How skin cancer grows The development of skin

Emergency

How to have a safe summer in the sun {infographic}

Summer in South Africa means spending time outside. But with lots of sun, extreme temperatures and exploring unfamiliar places comes risk. We look at how everyday preventative measures can help

Emergency

Stay safe on the roads this holiday season {infographic}

We look at how simple safety measures can make a big difference, and keep you safe on the road this holiday season.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Ensure safety in the home this summer {infographic}

The majority of childhood accidents occur in a familiar place. As these ER24 paramedics explain, kids are particularly at risk of burn injuries caused by household fires.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Safety in the water {infographic}

Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death in South Africa. We look at why, highlight some dangers that come with holidays spent at the beach or in the pool,

Emergency

How Knowing CPR Can Help Save A Life

Learn a skill that could save someone’s life. Earlier this year, a 56-year-old man collapsed at his workplace in Parow Industria. When ER24 paramedics arrived at the factory, they found

Emergency

Hidden Summer Dangers

Experts explain how to keep your children safe while they enjoy the festive season. Summer activities are often the highlight of the family calendar – think poolside braais, trips to

Emergency

How Alcohol Harms Your Health

It’s not just a hangover. Heavy drinking over the holidays can wreak havoc on your body and brain. For many, the festive season is the perfect time to overindulge in

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