Neurology

This sections details the common symptoms linked to the nervous system, which includes strokes, sleeping problems and migraines.

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First Aid

Concussion – when is it an emergency?

Feeling dazed after a head injury? A Mediclinic neuropsychologist explains what symptoms to watch out for – and when to seek emergency medical care after suffering a concussion.   While some

Neurology

“My journey with epilepsy”

To mark National Epilepsy Week, 21-year-old student Eruc Claassen shares his experience of living with the often-misunderstood condition. “My epilepsy started early in 2015. I had my first seizure at

Neurology

5 Things to Know about Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

It’s International Multiple Sclerosis Month. Dr Alex Landmann, a neurologist at Mediclinic Sandton, explains more about this autoimmune disease.

Neurology

Understanding Epilepsy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Epilepsy is an often misunderstood neurological disorder. We discuss more about understanding epilepsy and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Covid-19

COVID-19 and your brain

There is now overwhelming evidence in literature published by researchers indicating that COVID-19 impacts directly on both the central and peripheral nervous system.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • 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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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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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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  • 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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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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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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Magazine

Improving Epilepsy Care

Advances in neuromodulation procedures offer new hope for patients suffering from an often misunderstood condition.

Heart & stroke

Symptoms of a stroke [infographic]

A stroke happens when your brain isn’t getting the blood it needs. There are two main causes of stroke: a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or leaking or bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke).

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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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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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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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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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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Heart & stroke

Women and stroke

Brain damage from a stroke can be limited if you get focused medical attention as soon as possible from a multidisciplinary Mediclinic team.

Magazine

Pregnant, with a meningioma brain tumour

Pregnant with her first child Masechaba had a meningioma brain tumour, but she didn’t know it yet.

Children (1 to 12 years)

New head space: Recovery from concussion

When Patrick Lambie announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 28, many fans were left confused: how could symptoms of concussion cut a whole career short?

Heart & stroke

Your stroke treatment journey [infographic]

The way we diagnose and treat stroke is changing. Today, Mediclinic takes a multidisciplinary approach, with the aim of ensuring all patients are treated in a standardised and timeous manner.

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