Healthy Life

From exercises to recipes and how to deal with an emergency, this section gives advice on how you and your family can maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Chemical dependency: how to treat it

Chemical dependency is a complex disease that changes lives forever – but help is possible. At Mediclinic Crescent Mental Health Services, a dedicated team helps patients find answers. Mediclinic Crescent

Exercise

Get specialist help for running injuries

Running is a popular form of exercise, and for good reason. It’s a great way to boost cardiovascular fitness, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce stress. But it can also

Exercise

Lower your blood pressure with exercise

Exercise can strengthen your heart muscle, lower your blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health. Your heart muscle must work extremely hard to pump blood around your body, delivering oxygen and

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When to consult an immunologist

An allergy is an abnormal reaction to agents in the environment that others around you might find harmless, for example, pollen, cats or dogs, or dust mites. Certain foods may

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Boost your adaptive immune system today

Did you know that your immune system comprises two parts: the innate system that you’re born with, and the adaptive immune system, which develops over time to protect you against

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • 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 expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • 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 hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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Mental health

Has your stress become a mental health care emergency?

It’s impossible to avoid stress – but there’s a big difference between daily stress and a mental health care emergency. Here’s how to tell if you’ve crossed that line.  What

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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3 medical options for treating obesity

Various treatments exist to help obese people lose weight. But before these can happen, you must fulfill certain criteria and your doctor will conduct tests to check if the treatment is

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3 common causes of hearing loss and what to do about them

Hearing loss can severely impact your quality of life, but there are more options than you may realise – and the quicker you act, the better.   Hearing loss can be

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Could you have an STD?

Practicing safe sex is your best defence against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As some STDs don’t cause symptoms, the only way to confirm your status is to get tested. As

Gynaecology

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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