Routine tests

A big part of keeping healthy is making sure you’re both physically and mentally well. Our experts give advice on what you should be getting routinely checked.

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Healthy Life

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

Conditions

4 common eye conditions: symptoms and treatment

Losing your vision doesn’t have to be inevitable – even as you age or have a condition that’s known to lead to vision loss. Dr Meldrick Booysen is an ophthalmologist

Gynaecology

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

Cardiology

Should you be going for a heart screening?

You may never have had heart trouble before, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not at risk. A Mediclinic heart specialist explains when to book a routine screening. When it

Routine tests

Important blood tests every woman should have

Your blood can reveal a lot about your health – sometimes picking up health issues when you haven’t experienced any symptoms. A Mediclinic doctor recommends the most important blood tests

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • 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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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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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 did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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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 hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
Cancer

PSA: The one test that can save your life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Men, be a pro and get a simple blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This one test could save your life.

Prime

Can you hear this? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ageing and chronic exposure to loud noises both contribute to adult hearing loss. However, your healthcare provider or hearing specialist can help you to improve what you hear. Here’s what you need to know.

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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  • 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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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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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 hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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Healthy Life

New year, new you!

A new year often signifies a fresh start. Setting realistic health goals is the first step towards a happier you.

Cancer

Melanoma: What you need to know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Although it accounts for just 1% of skin cancer cases, melanoma causes the vast majority of cancer-related deaths. Find out why, what the signs are and if it can it be prevented in the infographic below.

Cancer

Could you have a melanoma?

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that begins in cells known as melanocytes. Early detection could save your life.

Covid-19

How COVID-19 is impacting hearing and balance loss

The COVID-19 pandemic is a phenomenon which is historically rare, for which healthcare systems and populations across the world were ill-prepared. The pandemic has affected people, businesses, and healthcare facilities around the world.

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