Teens (13 years & up)

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Healthy Life

Take care of your mental health

Untreated depression can lead to a poor quality of life and increases your risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

Emergency

Don’t delay emergency treatment!

Remember, Mediclinic hospitals and Emergency Centres are equipped to deal with both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19-related complications. When Ben Rossiter, a 14-year-old Cape Town schoolboy began complaining of stomach pains, his

Children (1 to 12 years)

How to manage your child’s COVID-19 anxiety

Children may struggle to communicate how they feel during an ongoing health crisis. Here’s how to recognise signs that they’re anxious and best support them.

Children (1 to 12 years)

How to go back to school

What you – and your kids – need to know about staying safe during a phased reopening of SA schools.

Children (1 to 12 years)

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.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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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 expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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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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  • 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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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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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.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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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.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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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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  • 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 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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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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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.

Exercise

Fitness tips for teens

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

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.

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