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Man in the Mirror

Losing 20kg not only changed ProVerb’s body, but also his outlook on life. Here he shares his transformational journey and recipe for success.

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How to bargain with your kids: and win

Every parent has found themselves at a crossroads – caught in a battle of wills with a stubborn child. How can parents navigate these testy waters without resorting to short-term solutions?

Healthy Life

Window to the womb

There’s nothing like seeing your unborn baby moving and growing in your womb – especially in 3D or 4D clarity. But aside from the emotional benefits, what are doctors looking for during these scans and what does changing technology mean for monitoring your baby’s health?

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The scrum of his life

Joost van der Westhuizen’s performance in the number 9 jersey was legendary, but his battle against motor neuron disease made him a true hero. Here’s the story behind the condition.

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Easy ways to move more

Looking for the get-up-and-go inspiration you need to live a longer, healthier life? These 10 tips offer a great place to start.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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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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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • 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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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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Daddy DJ

Parenthood can be a crazy, beautiful rollercoaster of emotions. For energetic radio and TV host Ryan O’Connor and his wife Karen, their journey to realising their dream family has been more turbulent than most.

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Look again – Transorbital surgery innovation

With a groundbreaking new technique, certain brain tumours can now be removed through the eye socket, radically speeding up recovery. These two women experienced it.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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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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  • 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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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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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Dermatology

Beauty spot or cancer?

Is that mark on your skin just a mole or could it be a melanoma? We take a closer look at this potentially dangerous form of cancer.

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Looking after our eyesight

It’s normal for our eyes to change over time but it’s important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to vision.

Children up to 12

5 lunchboxes for the week

Packing food for picky eaters to take to school can be tricky. But mix a bit of forward planning with a smart grocery list and you have the ingredients for a good lunch.

Conditions

‘I had a stroke at 19’

When Bianca Damon suffered a stroke in March 2015, at the age of only 19, she had no idea what was happening to her.

Healthy Life

Living with allergies

Allergies have been around since ancient times. They have changed surprisingly little over thousands of years and continue to affect millions of lives.

Cardiology

‘I survived two heart attacks’

Amos Mautla suffered heart attacks in 2009 and 2014 and was treated at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital both times.

Children up to 12

Looking forward to a bright future

Until it struck her baby boy, Mpilo, cancer was a completely foreign concept to actress, TV presenter and entrepreneur Phumeza Mdabe.

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How much dirt is OK?

Of course you want to keep your child away from germs. But according to what’s known as the ‘hygiene hypothesis’, some exposure could make kids stronger.

Dermatology

Fact or fiction: acne

Acne affects an estimated 9,4% of the global population. It is most common in teens, especially males, but can occur at any life stage. Mediclinic Cape Town dermatologist Dr Dilshaad

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Never give up

Beloved former Springbok rugby star Chester Williams knows a thing or two about dealing with setbacks. After a playing career dogged by injuries, he reinvented himself as a coach. We

Children up to 12

Hand hygiene for kids

Healthy habits are best learnt when you’re young. One of the most important, life-saving habits you’ll ever learn is how to wash your hands properly, keeping you safe from germs. A Mediclinic paediatrician talks us through the why, when and how of keeping your hands clean.

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