• Can you avoid forming kidney stones?


    Posted on 6 March 2019

    Your kidneys work hard to filter waste from your blood, creating urine that contains calcium, phosphate, oxalate, and uric acid. Usually, these substances are very diluted so they easily flow out when you urinate. But if your urine becomes concentrated (because you are dehydrated, for instance), these mineral and salts can bind together to form a kidney stone. 

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  • Your kidneys will thank you ….

    Cape Epic

    Posted on 12 January 2019

    Doctors involved in multi-stage extreme events continuously highlight the need for good hydration to maintain performance. Due to the repeated nature of the exertion, each athlete must fully understand their

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  • The very real dangers of dehydration

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 December 2018

    Dehydration is a condition marked by large loss of body water or when the amount of fluids you expend exceeds what you take in. Discover the most common causes of dehydration, what symptoms to look out for and when to head straight to the emergency centre.

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  • Children + vomiting + diarrhoea = dehydration

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 3 June 2016

    Dr Lawrence Archer, a GP supporting Mediclinic Newcastle, says that vomiting and diarrhoea in children is the leading cause of death in children in Africa. But you can take precautions at home to ensure your kids stay hydrated until you can get them to the doctor.

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  • New moms: To call or not to call the doctor?

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 27 January 2016

    It’s sometimes hard to know when to call a doctor for your new baby. Here are a few guidelines to keep the panic at bay. Jacqui Commerford shares her experience of motherhood.

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  • Gastroenteritis


    Posted on 5 September 2013

    It’s important to understand what causes gastroenteritis and when you need medical assistance.

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