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Orthopaedics

Simple steps to healthy feet

High heels, flat soles, pointy toes… Those new shoes look great on you, but are they also damaging your feet? A Mediclinic podiatrist separates the facts from the fiction.

Oncology

Testicular cancer: facts & fiction

Between the Movember messaging, yellow wristbands and old wives’ tales, there’s a lot of information doing the rounds about testicular cancer. Not all of it is accurate, though. We spoke to a Mediclinic urologist to separate the facts from fiction.

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We answer your FAQs about shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that results in a painful rash. We put your answers some frequently asked questions to Dr Lawrence Archer, a GP and supporting doctor at Mediclinic Newcastle.

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Alzheimer’s: more than just memory loss

Although Alzheimer’s affects your memory, it also affects your ability to speak, think and make decisions.

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Your health in your 60s

Between retirement, grandchildren and a slower pace of life, the 60s are the start of your golden years… but from a health point of view this is also the age

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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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 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 have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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Dementia vs Alzheimer’s: What’s the difference?

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 35 million people around the world are living with dementia. But even though it affects so many people’s lives, there remains a lot of confusion about it. One of the biggest misconceptions? That dementia and Alzheimer’s are the same thing.

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9 Tips to deal with menopause

Menopause usually starts when you’re in your early 50s. Fortunately, if you follow these easy steps, you can ease the symptoms.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • 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 place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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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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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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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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Exercise

So you think you’re too old to exercise?

Che Bresler, a biokineticist at Pienaar and Bresler at Sandton Mediclinic, believes you’re never too old to get moving.

Exercise

Exercise myths busted for over-65s!

Che Bresler, a biokineticist at Pienaar and Bresler at Sandton Mediclinic, helps bust the myths that keep over-65s from getting active.

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Understanding arthritis

We asked Dr Ingrid Louw, a rheumatologist at Mediclinic Panorama, to bust some common myths surrounding arthritis.

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Great apps for seniors

Social media isn’t just for the cool kids, increasingly seniors and baby boomers are taking to the Internet to stay connected with friends and family.

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Dementia: staying safe at home

For people with dementia, everyday life can be confusing and disorienting – even dangerous at times. Use these simple tips to keep your loved one safe from harm.

Baby

The flu shot 101

With Jack Frost’s winter chill already nibbling at our toes, now would be the ideal time to get yourself – and your family – vaccinated against the influenza virus if you haven’t already. At Mediclinic we know that injections can be a scary thought, so here’s what you need to know…

Magazine

Silver surfers

Social media has many benefits for the elderly, including increased cognitive capacity and an improved sense of self-competence and wellbeing. Here’s why senior citizens are getting tech savvy.

Conditions

Exercises to ease arthritis

Struggling with arthritis? Here are a few pain-relieving exercises that could help.

Diabetes

Getting to grips with a diabetes diagnosis

I’m currently in my third month of being a type 2 diabetic and it’s been quite a journey so far…

Expert Articles

Arthritis and osteoarthritis

Brandon Maggen, a podiatrist based at Mediclinic Milnerton, helps us understand arthritis…

Expert Articles

What to do if you have a fall

Falling is the cause of most fractures of the spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm and hand among older people.

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