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  • Emergency 101

    Emergency

    Posted on 6 January 2016

    There are many conditions that aren’t serious but can also be considered emergencies. You should visit an emergency centre if a medical or surgical condition exits that will deteriorate if it’s not treated. Here are some to take note of.

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  • 9 tips to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke

    Cardiology

    Posted on 15 September 2015

    There are many ways to lower your risk of having what could be a deadly heart attack or stroke. Here are the top nine easy-to-follow tips from experts…

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  • Symptoms not to ignore

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 22 October 2014

    While we can’t run to the doctor every time we have a headache or chest pain, here are 10 symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.

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  • In the stroke of time

    Cardiology

    Posted on 23 September 2014

    Dr John Gardiner, a neurologist at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, explains why time is of the essence when you are having a stroke.

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  • Strokes in new moms

    Expert Articles

    Posted on 3 September 2014

    A phenomenon we seldom hear about but that’s slowly on the increase worldwide, new moms can experience a mini-stroke up to 12 weeks after giving birth. But before you panic, Dr Peter Haug, a neurologist at Mediclinic Milnerton in Cape Town, gives us the facts to help allay your fears.

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  • When you body speaks, listen!

    Magazine

    Posted on 13 December 2013

    When Shaleen Surtie-Richards, one of South Africa’s most beloved screen icons, suffered a stroke in April 2012, she thought her story was over. Turns out, living with the stroke’s after-effects means
    the journey’s just beginning.

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  • Signs and symptoms of a stroke

    Cardiology

    Posted on 3 September 2013

    September is heart and stroke awareness month. Living healthily, including taking regular exercise and eating a balanced diet, will go a long way to reducing the risk of lifestyle diseases including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

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  • All about atherosclerosis

    Cardiology

    Posted on 9 November 2012

    Dr Phillip Mill talks about atherosclerosis.

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  • Learn more about mechanical embolectomy

    Cardiology

    Posted on 25 September 2012

    Dr Mark Abelson pioneered the use of mechanical embolectomy in South Africa after travelling to the United States to learn the procedure.

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  • More about strokes

    Cardiology

    Posted on 23 August 2012

    Dr Mark Abelson, a cardiologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen’s Heart Unit, talks about strokes.

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