Hartmann partnership

Hartmann & Sempermed partner

Effective 1 January 2017, Hartmann South Africa and Sempermed will form a strategic partnership. This follows the implementation of a similar arrangement in Europe, where the partnership has been highly successful for both companies in terms of product offering and supply. (more…)

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Wits health science

Wits Health Sciences in top 100

Times Higher Education publishes a ranking of the top 100 universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health studies, featuring colleges in more than 20 countries worldwide. For the first time since the inception of the Times Higher Education subject rankings in 2010/11, Wits University has entered the top 100 in ranking by subject, placing 77th in the Clinical, […]

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AstraZeneca Research Trust

R1.5m granted for research

The AstraZeneca Research Trust, a non-profitable Trust for the distribution of academic medical research funding, has opened the call for 2017 research proposals. (more…)

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The correct use of ICD 10 Z-codes

Z-codes can have an impact on your patient’s out-of-pocket expenses. The reason for this is that while medical schemes will reimburse chronic and prescribed minimum benefit (PMB) conditions that often require ongoing observations over time, once the PMB condition has been treated and is no longer present, a Z-codes must be submitted for follow-up visits. […]

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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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