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CCSSA Congress 2015

  4 June 2015 CCSSA Congress 2015 – Adventures in Critical Care 9 – 12 July, Sun City, North West Province   Airways Workshop – Thursday 9 July Full Day R 500 Limited Seats Available   Maximum 50 participants                Click to Register The workshop intends to give a detailed overview to delegates on how to approach […]

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NIPT: Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

How to integrate it into your practice Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is becoming the gold standard in helping pregnant moms learn vital information about their baby’s health. It assesses the baby’s risk for common chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome and other conditions, and is significantly more accurate and tests for more conditions than older […]

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COPD GOLD

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New Pricing Setting Proposals for Private

Heart 4 the Wounded – Making a difference in 2015

Ten years ago, Eloquent Learning Health started as a small company focusing on education and skills enhancement within the field of Wound Management in South Africa.  The creative mind behind this innovation was Liezl Naude, who for many years was also part the driving force in establishing the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA) […]

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Fat Debate

AfricaPCR 2015

A course by and for the African cardiovascular community The second annual AfricaPCR congress will take place in in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 –28 March, 2015. Bringing together interventional cardiovascular specialists and cathlab staff from throughout the continent and internationally, AfricaPCR 2015 is dedicated to the advancement of cardiovascular care in Africa. The challenge […]

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Dry Eyes

Dry eye disorders

Dr Hein van Wyk The exact prevalence of dry eye disease is unknown due to the difficulty in defining the disease and the lack of a single diagnostic test to confirm its presence. However, the prevalence of dry eye increases with age and has been estimated at 5% of people under 49 years of age […]

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Obesity

Battling the bulge

Dr W Gauché, Pretoria and Dr Hendrik Toerien of Divine Junction Medi Spa, White River, recently shared their knowledge of the growing trend in obesity. “Obesity is going to become one of the biggest problems that we have, as more people are becoming more overweight and obese. It is a trend that is growing in […]

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HRT

CVD and hormone replacement therapy

Many women and their physicians are unaware that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of death in women. Anderson (2001) reported heart disease as the cause of death in 34% of women 65 years and older. Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of […]

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Dispensing GPs

SA in global move to ease generics registration

SA is participating in an initiative that aims to give generic pharmaceutical companies the ability to register a product only once in the country of their choice, and then be able to market it elsewhere in the world. This follows the launch of the International Generic Drug Regulators Pilot (IGDRP) in April 2012, to promote […]

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