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Healthy Life

What is antimicrobial stewardship?

Mediclinic takes a direct, team-led approach to fight the spread of drug-resistant organisms. This programme is known as antimicrobial stewardship. Andriette van Jaarsveld, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Mediclinic SA.

Exercise

How much exercise you need to add years to your life [infographic]

Exercise can help add years to your life, and life to your years, by partially counteracting the effects of ageing on your body.

Prime

Do you need to worry about hepatitis? 

On World Hepatitis Day (28 July), a specialist explains why you need to be alert for signs of this serious condition.  It has been described as a “silent killer” that

Prime

Which doctor should I see for back pain? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Medical professionals specialise in specific areas of treatment for spinal problems or chronic back pain.

Orthopaedics

Mediclinic Care Expert makes spinal surgery an integrated care product at a set fee

Spinal surgery is now available on Mediclinic Care Expert – an integrated service line specific package.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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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 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.
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Healthy Life

Save a life in 20 minutes with blood donation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Find out more about how your blood can make a difference and save someone else’s life in just 20 minutes.

Cancer

PSA: The one test that can save your life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Men, be a pro and get a simple blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This one test could save your life.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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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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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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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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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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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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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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Cardiology

Abnormal heart rhythm: what it means and how it’s treated

Heart just skipped a beat? It’s not just a figure of speech – abnormal heart rhythms are a medical condition that can be dangerous.

Cardiology

Understanding Arrhythmia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you feel your heart beating abnormally? You might have arrhythmia. Here’s why you must seek medical help.

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What to expect: carpal tunnel syndrome treatments [INFOGRAPHIC]

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be painful and weaken the muscles of your hands and wrists over time. If you leave it too long, it may advance to the point where you require surgery. Find out how this potentially debilitating condition is treated.

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Back pain linked to unhealthy work habits

Working from home (WFH) has its advantages, but it’s brought with it a spike in back and neck pain. Find out about “pandemic posture” and what Mediclinic specialists can do to help.

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