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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

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

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Preparing your teen for adult decisions

Your Matric teen is currently grappling with major adult decisions. Here’s how to guide and support them. You may still think of them as your baby, but the Matric class

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Do you have end-of-year burnout?

Suddenly feeling the weight of the year on your shoulders? A psychologist at Mediclinic Denmar Mental Health Services explains why end-of-year burnout and depression are so common and what to

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Grieving for children lost too soon

Losing a baby during pregnancy or in infancy is a devastating and heart-breaking experience for parents and their families. As it is a subject that is often not spoken about,

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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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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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • 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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Take care of your mental health

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. No matter your age, class, race or gender, you can suffer serious mental health problems.  One in four people worldwide will be affected by mental or

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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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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“My heart attack saved me”

When Byron Nichles lined up at the start of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, he didn’t expect his race to end in emergency evacuation – or that his entire life

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Burnout or depression? A psychologist explains the difference

If you’ve been feeling low lately, you could be experiencing burnout – or you could be suffering from depression. A counselling psychologist explains how to get the help you need. 

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“Mediclinic Denmar Mental Health Services changed my life”

Kabelo Chabalala explains how seeking help with his mental health turned out to be a positive and life-altering decision.

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How meditation benefits your mental health and physical health [INFOGRAPHIC]

Regular practice of meditation can help with symptoms of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, while promoting healthy sleep and positive self-image.

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