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  • Chronic versus acute inflammation

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 1 June 2018

    Inflammation is a word bandied about quite often by health food shops and is equally the subject of much scientific study and debate. Here’s what you really need to know about inflammation.

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  • Brain power

    Neurology

    Posted on 31 March 2016

    You accidentally put your hand on the hot stove. As soon as you feel the burn, you’ll probably pull your hand away very quickly, right? That’s because communication happens in

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  • Mind your head

    Neurology

    Posted on 22 March 2016

    It’s rugby season, and for thousands of schoolboys it’s the time of year when head injuries occur. Dr Roger Melvill, a neurosurgeon at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, explains why it’s so important to seek treatment after a bump to the brain – even if you think you haven’t hit your head hard.

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  • The 2016 Absa Cape Epic

    Events

    Posted on 12 March 2016

    This year 1 200 cyclists are taking on the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, where they’ll cover 652km in eight days over gruelling terrain. Tomorrow the prologue stage kicks off at

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  • 7 fixes for common cycling pain

    Events

    Posted on 8 March 2016

    If you’re training for a big bicycling event – next year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour – there’s a good chance you’ll suffer some aches and pains along the way. The bad news is those pains are an inevitable part of training. The good news is most of them can be fixed with a few simple adjustments.

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  • On the ball

    Magazine

    Posted on 15 September 2015

    Injuries and accidents can happen to anyone. But, as Springbok rugby star Siya Kolisi discovered, it helps to have company on your road to recovery.

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  • Don’t push through the pain

    Exercise

    Posted on 12 November 2014

    Feeling a slight injury niggle? Reckon you can simply ’push through the pain’? Whether you’re a runner or a rugby player, you’re about to make a huge mistake, warns Dr Dirk Nell, orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt.

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  • How to exercise on an injury

    Exercise

    Posted on 7 November 2014

    Dr Linda Steyn is president of the South African Society of Physiotherapy and is based in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. She explains the role that physiotherapy can play in assisting patients in exercising with an injury and losing weight…

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