Bone Marrow Registry

25 years of bone marrow donors in SA

Every year, hundreds of South Africans with blood diseases such as leukaemia and bone marrow failure reach a stage where their only chance of survival is receiving a bone marrow stem cell transplant from a healthy donor. This year, SA’s Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) is celebrating 25 years of successfully securing bone marrow stem cell […]

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Exercising essential in arthritis

Arthritis, a painful joint disorder that can manifest in many different forms, affects hundreds of thousands of South Africans. The most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (more…)

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Driving with untreated ADHD

Accumulative studies show a strong causal link between increased motor accidents and untreated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Psychiatrist Dr Rykie Liebenberg, it’s vital for young adults with ADHD to seek proper treatment or they could be at risk on the road. (more…)

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Heart implants

Mechanical heart implantation to replace heart transplantation

Artificial cardiac device implantation is increasingly replacing donor heart transplantation in SA and around the world, and is likely to totally replace it within the next 10 to 15 years. (more…)

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Infection Control Africa Network congress

ICAN coming up

The 6th International Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) congress takes place from 25 – 28 September at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg. (more…)

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Do not be blinded by bad habits

Our eyes are without a doubt one of our most precious assets. They allow us to perform valuable tasks like driving and reading and to observe precious moments with family and friends. However, the importance of eye safety, especially in the workplace, is often overlooked and as a result many South Africans sustain life altering […]

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Claim Management Workshops

Practice management: Train your staff for effective claims management

Getting your employees trained does more than just benefit their LinkedIn profile. Whether you’re a healthcare professional running a small solo practice or practice manager of a large group-practice, you need trained staff to ensure a smooth-running practice. (more…)

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World Eye Care Month

South Africans join support for retinal blindness

September/October is World Eye Care Month and includes World Retina Week 18-24 September. World Retina Week is observed in over 42 countries to create momentum in scientific, government and civil structures to hasten the miraculous journey from blindness to sight for millions of people worldwide with retinal blinding conditions. (more…)

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Test and treat

AIDS treatment decision is a positive step for all – SAMA

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is delighted with the decision by the Department of Health to adopt the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ‘test-and-treat’ protocols for people with HIV. (more…)

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