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Fertility treatments aren’t as invasive as you may think

Many people who can’t get pregnant immediately think of IVF. But in 80% of cases, the solution is a lot simpler, and easier, than you think. We take you through this progressive process that helps your body stimulate a natural, beautiful process.

Cancer

Why is breast cancer in young women on the rise?

Although breast cancer in young women is rare – it is often undiagnosed until it’s too late. Don’t ignore that lump, even if you’re under 35, say oncologists.

Cancer

All about cervical cancer [infographic]

Cervical cancer is the second-most-common cancer among South African women. How does it develop? Are you in danger? How can doctors help manage your risk?

Cancer

Breast cancer – Your FAQs answered [infographic]

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide. What are its symptoms? Are you in danger of contracting this disease? And what can you do to change your lifestyle to manage your own risk?

Cancer

Free – A breast cancer survivor story

Anneke Landman was fit, healthy and young – shocked by her sudden cancer diagnosis. Here’s how she beat the disease.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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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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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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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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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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Cardiology

The heart attack gender gap [infographic]

Heart attacks affect both men and women, but because much of the research in SA has focused on men, women might not know their risk profile – or the early

Gynaecology

Struggling to conceive? Your infertility questions, answered.

Being diagnosed as infertile doesn’t mean you can’t fall pregnant, it just means something is preventing you from conceiving naturally.   What is infertility? ‘Doctors define infertility as the inability to conceive

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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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 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 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.
    #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
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
Gynaecology

Early menopause – and associated health risks

Like all menopausal women, women in premature menopause experience low oestrogen levels. When your oestrogen levels drop, you are more exposed to certain diseases. So what can you do to stay healthy?

Gynaecology

Pelvic pain? 3 causes to consider

Pelvic pain broadly refers to sharp pain – or a dull ache – that occurs in the lower abdomen (below the belly button).

Gynaecology

Miracle Mom: Tansey Coetzee’s battle with endometriosis

Former Miss South Africa, Tansey Coetzee, shares her story on her winning the battle to become a mom while living with endometriosis.

Gynaecology

Trailblazers: 3 female Mediclinic doctors making history

It’s true what they say: women rule the world. These three are offering expert care, helping patients and making history in their respective fields.

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