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10 reasons to get outdoors this summer

Throw off that duvet. Skip the series binge. These 10 pieces of new research prove that getting active and outdoors this summer is your path to optimal health.

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Running for her life

On 19 November 2017, Nolene Conrad ran the Valencia Marathon in Spain in a time of 2:35:19 – smashing her personal best by 12 minutes. That’s a top 10 finish in an IAAF Gold Label race, and the fastest time by any South African female athlete this year. It is also a Western Province record.

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Man of steel

Matthew Trautman was in his element as he cycled towards Franschhoek on a sunny Saturday morning in January 2017. As one of the top professional triathletes in the world, Matt prefers to train alone. “I’m happy with my own company,” he says. “That definitely helps with all those hours of training on your own.”

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6 habits of highly healthy people

The secret behind health resolutions that actually last? They’re realistic.

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I thought skin cancer was a white person’s disease

When motivational speaker and actress Naniki Seboni ignored a small mole on her knee, she had no idea how serious the outcome would be.

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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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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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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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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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History of cataract surgery

Physicians used to suction, bash or push the cloudy lens from a patient’s eye. Thankfully, today cataract surgery is a little more evolved.

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Crack the newborn code 

Crying, wriggling, sighing and turning – sometimes it takes all your detective skills to figure out what your baby’s trying to tell you. This body language guide deciphers common signals.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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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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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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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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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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Asking for help: it’s not a weakness, it’s essential

She’s a model, actress, businesswoman and serious cyclist. He’s a full-time ultramarathon trail runner. Yet this power couple stumbled hard when their first child, Max, was born.

Cardiology

Simple changes for better heart health

These and other simple lifestyle changes could help your budget, keep you calm – and, more importantly, protect your heart health in the long term.

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Technology treating diabetes

New tech makes life a whole lot easier for these people living with diabetes. Their devices could save your life – now, and in the future.

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Different Strokes

This is a story about Cameron van der Burgh, but it’s not a story about an Olympic champion. It’s about a parent whose child was diagnosed with ADHD, and about a little boy who just needed to play.

Healthy Life

Don’t sweet the small stuff: Diabetic-friendly dinners

Vanessa Marx is an award winning South African born chef with diverse international experience. Here she shares a delicious exotic chicken recipe. Look out for other diabetic-friendly recipes by Vanessa in the Spring issue of the Mediclinic Family magazine. 

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Running Man: An Unlikely Stroke

A stroke can come out of nowhere and happen to anyone. Just ask super fit ultra-runner AJ Calitz – or, to get the full story, ask his wife.

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“I had a gastric bypass and I’ve never been happier”

An irreversible operation to reduce the size of her stomach saw Tanya Bornman lose 68kg. But that didn’t mean an easy ride.

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Aaa-Choo! What happens to your body when you sneeze?

You can’t do it on demand and you can’t do it in your sleep. But it won’t make your eyes pop out of your head either. Researchers say sneezing is a way of “resetting” your nasal cavities. And if you want to be technical, it’s called sternutation.

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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?

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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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