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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

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.

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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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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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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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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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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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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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 did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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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

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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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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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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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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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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  • 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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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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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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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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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.

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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