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HPV: get vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer – the second most prevalent cancer among women after breast cancer. A Mediclinic expert explains why vaccination is your best defence. The HPV virus

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5 ways to a healthy pregnancy

Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting and bewildering times of your life. These steps help ensure you – and your unborn baby – stay healthy. Go for

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WHAT IS A WELL WOMAN CHECK-UP?

“We as women are often busy with caring for others first and ourselves last,” explains Dr Oburota Onwuagbu, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Mediclinic Potchefstroom. She explains that gynaecological evaluations constitute

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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

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What you need to know: C-section [INFOGRAPHIC]

How does a C-section work? Who needs one? Why? How long will it take? How long will it take to recover? Are there complications? We answer all your FAQs about C-sections.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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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 corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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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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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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Your Pap smear: The facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Pap smear (cervical cytology test) is a relatively quick but essential exam for women. It’s used to test for cervical cancer on examination or to pick up pre-cancerous cells.

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6 things that can impact a woman’s fertility [INFOGRAPHIC]

By age 40, your chance of pregnancy has decreased from 90% to 67%. But age is only one thing that has an impact on a woman’s fertility. Find out what else can cause infertility.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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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  • 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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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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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 has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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Preventing HPV

Most cases of cervical cancer can be prevented by implementing vaccination strategies and screening techniques to prevent against and identify HPV.

Covid-19

Having a baby during lockdown

Having a baby should be a positive experience, even during a pandemic. Discover how Mediclinic ensures you ­– and your newborn – stay safe.   Cape Town mom Roxy Cullinan

Cancer

Breast cancer – Your FAQs answered [infographic]

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide. What are its symptoms? Are you in danger of contracting this disease? And what can you do to change your lifestyle to manage your own risk?

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Struggling to conceive? Your infertility questions, answered.

Being diagnosed as infertile doesn’t mean you can’t fall pregnant, it just means something is preventing you from conceiving naturally.   What is infertility? ‘Doctors define infertility as the inability to conceive

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