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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.

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?

  • 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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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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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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  • 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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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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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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  • 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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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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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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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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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 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 are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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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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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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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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What is schizophrenia?

There are many misconceptions around schizophrenia, a chronic brain disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves. We asked a Mediclinic expert to tell us more.

Healthy Life

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.

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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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