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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Independant Medical Practice

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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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First co-formulation of an ultra-long-acting and a short-acting insulin analogue

Novo Nordisk recently presented the latest addition to their insulin portfolio. Ryzodeg (IDegAsp), the first co-formulation of an ultra-long-acting and a short-acting insulin analogue, was introduced at the event attended by more than 550 doctors and colleagues. Attending the event at the Sandton Convention Centre, among some eminent local physicians, guests included Novo Nordisk Corporate […]

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Pharmacy Week

Pharmacy Week focuses on safe medicine use

Use medicine safely is the message that the South African Pharmacy Council sent to all South Africans during National Pharmacy Week which ran from September 5 to 11. (more…)

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Health sciences building opened at UP

The newly built Tšwelopele Building at the Prinshof Health Sciences Campus of the University of Pretoria (UP) was officially opened by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP, Prof Cheryl de la Rey on 15 August 2016. (more…)

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