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Understanding COVID-19 Screening vs Testing

  It may be confusing when information sent out about COVID-19 refers to screening and testing. Many may tend to think that this is the same thing. We take a

Cape Town Cycle Tour

25 Years of Expertise at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Bringing 25 years of experience to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Mediclinic is proud to be the official medical provider to the world’s biggest timed cycle race. Since 1995, Mediclinic

Children (1 to 12 years)

The effects of screen time on ADHD

Excessive screen time can have a serious impact on the health of any child. But can it exacerbate, or even cause, symptoms of ADHD?

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A visual guide to proper hand hygiene techniques [infographic]

Our hands are big transmitters of microorganisms (germs) which is why most infections are preventable through good hand hygiene. Here’s how it’s done…

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Locking in on tetanus

Tetanus is an infection caused by the Clostridium tetani bacteria, which are found in soil, dust, manure and saliva. Here’s what you need to know.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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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 hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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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 baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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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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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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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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How dialysis does the kidneys’ job [infographic]

This infographic looks at the different types of dialysis treatment and explores how dialysis does the kidney’s job.

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Bacteria vs viruses

Ever wondered why antibiotics don’t do anything to fight a viral infection? As a Mediclinic anatomical pathologist explains, it’s because bacteria and viruses are completely different things. Knowing the difference will help you get the right treatment.

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