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Keeping kids safe and sane during lockdown

A few ways to keep kids entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic without having to leave the house.

Pregnancy and Paediatrics

Teen texting: Three health dangers of texting – is your teen at risk?

Teenagers text. Constantly. But is it hurting their health? We identify three health dangers of texting to help you determine whether your teen is at risk.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Effective discipline tactics for toddlers, tweens and teens

Here’s a few strategies to help you implement effective discipline for toddlers, tweens and teens.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Effective management and treatment for ADHD

Experts say that effective management and treatment for ADHD depends on the correct diagnosis – and that early diagnosis is key.

Children (1 to 12 years)

The positives and negatives of screen time

Screen time can be a useful learning tool – or a chronic, dangerous distractor.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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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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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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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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  • 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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  • 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.
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Exercise

Fitness tips for teens

A regular exercise routine can help your teen stay healthy, get stronger – and feel better, too.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Immunity and your child

Prevention is always better than cure. Vaccines are the best protection you can offer your child against infectious diseases.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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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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Children (1 to 12 years)

Healthy habits start with you

The most powerful way to teach your child healthy habits for life is to model healthy behaviours says an expert at Mediclinic.

Pregnancy and Paediatrics

Helping a teen cope with a chronic illness

Adolescence is a tricky period at the best of times. If your youngster is coping with a chronic illness –  such as asthma, diabetes, anxiety or epilepsy – they will be dealing with additional challenges. Here’s how to ease their path.

Pregnancy and Paediatrics

How to be a great parent to teenagers

From chatterbox to moody stranger: what do teenagers need from a parental relationship?

Babies (up to 1 year)

More about meningitis

Meningitis is the infection and inflammation of the membranes (meninges) that surround the brain. Bacterial meningitis can be fatal for babies and young children.

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