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Brain power

Posted on 31 March 2016

You accidentally put your hand on the hot stove. As soon as you feel the burn, you’ll probably pull your hand away very quickly, right? That’s because communication happens in

Healthy Life 0

Pet therapy

Posted on 14 August 2014

Service dogs are trained to know they’re on duty when their harness is on – when it comes off, they know it’s play time.

Expert Articles 0

Perfectly able

Posted on 11 July 2014

Often able-bodied people feel awkward around those with disabilities, as they don’t know how to help. Find out how you can help.

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How stress affects you

Posted on 8 August 2013

Here’s how stress can affect you and how you can manage it.


  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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Understanding miscarriage

Posted on 6 June 2013

Unfortunately a miscarriage can’t be stopped – here are the signs, risk factors and when to see your doctor.