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Why is there an increased risk of food poisoning in summer?

Summer means sunny days and braais and picnics outdoors. But warmer days also bring an increased health risk posed by perishable foods that aren’t stored correctly.

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A team 15 years in the making for the Absa Cape Epic

When the first Epic riders left the starting gate in 2004, Mediclinic event support consisted of three nurses and three doctors. With roughly 600 riders in the field, the team

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RIDER BRIEFING

Mediclinic would like to welcome you to the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic. Mediclinic has partnered as official medical partner with the race since its inception 15 years ago and once again the team look forward to being of assistance to you during this year’s event! We would also like to provide some insight into how we believe we can best combat the influences of the drought on the race.

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TURBT (transurethral resection of a bladder tumour): what to expect

The procedure is designed to treat lesions on the inside lining of the bladder and non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

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Mediclinic Competition Terms and Conditions

Entrants to the ‘Mediclinic – #KeepItBeating Competition’ confirm that they have read, understood and accepted the following terms and conditions of the competition: This competition is not open to employees

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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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 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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Healthy Life

Naturally sweet alternatives

Are you trying to reduce your sugar intake but still hankering for something sweet? These natural sweeteners have become increasingly popular as alternatives to sugar. Here’s a look at 5 of the most common natural sweeteners and what you always need to be aware of with regard to sugar intake.

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4 common health problems in school kids

It’s a lot of fun being young and free to run around and play with your friends. But with sports, rough play and shared locker rooms comes the risk of some common ailments We detail four types of ailments or symptoms that are often unique to active school kids

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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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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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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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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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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Mediclinic Competition Terms and Conditions

Entrants in the Mediclinic competition confirm that they have read, understand and accept the following terms and conditions of the competition: This competition is not open to employees of Mediclinic

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Fire safety at home (infographic)

Fire season can be terrifying for those living in high-risk areas. Here’s how you can reduce your risk. 

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Check in for your child’s checkups

Regularly monitoring the health and development of your baby, toddler or child is essential. Dr Heidi Ackermann, a paediatrician at Mediclinic George, discusses the when and why of checkups and hearing tests.

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Keeping a personal health record

You know your doctor keeps a file on your health history, but did you know you should do the same? If you move or fall ill in a foreign place, it will help speed up the process of getting you better.

Patient Stories

How to overcome disability

It’s any able-bodied person’s worst nightmare: losing a limb, receiving a prosthetic in its place, and being bound to a wheelchair. So what does it take to overcome a physical disability like that? Paralympic wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane shares her winning formula.

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The cost of Healthcare

The cost of care The private hospital industry is a national asset, and international studies prove the quality and price of care in SA compare favourably to the rest of

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Your sexual health

Dr Marlene Wasserman, also known as Dr Eve, is an internationally acclaimed sexual-health consultant and therapist.  The pressures of a busy lifestyle and demanding jobs are taking their toll on

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HASA Conference 2012 – Matsoso wants to contract private GPs

Health Director-General Precious Matsoso has appealed to the private health sector to consider contracting models whereby the state could partner with the private healthcare sector for service delivery.

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