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5 Health hacks to try today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just because you’re pressed for time, doesn’t mean your health has to suffer. Here are some tips and tricks to make being healthy easier, from experts in physical and mental health.

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How to go back to the office – safely [INFOGRAPHIC]

Returning to the office for 2022? The prospect of returning to the workplace brings up a lot of safety questions. What should employees expect? And how can they prepare?

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Teens & the COVID-19 vaccine [INFOGRAPHIC]

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you – and your family – from COVID-19 and the resulting risks. Here’s a break down of what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for teens.

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Visit any Mediclinic Vaccination Centre over Vooma Vaccination Weekend

Mediclinic is once again participating in the Vooma Vaccination Weekend, 12-13 November 2021, in support of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Consulting a medical practitioner is advised for vaccine hesitant

As we near the end of 2021, many feel they can breathe a sigh of relief, but clinicians across the country are warning the community not to drop their guard

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
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COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy and lactation

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and women who are contemplating pregnancy.

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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.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
    #MediclinicFacts
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COVID-19 and PTSD

Experts say the number of people experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is rising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mediclinic makes it easy for you to get vaccinated

You can now book your COVID-19 shots at more than 30 Mediclinic hospitals countrywide.

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COVID-19 and your heart

Although most people think of COVID-19 as a respiratory disease that affects the lungs, this virus is just as likely to cause damage to your heart. A specialist explains why.

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Why getting your COVID-19 jab may be the most important thing you do this year

Your COVID-19 vaccine is the best protection we have against a pandemic that hasn’t shown signs of abating.

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