Natalie Zimmelman

The cost of medical schemes

With more above-inflation medical scheme tariff increases on the horizon for 2017, many consumers have been left bewildered by the escalating costs of medical care. Most feel powerless in the face of double-digit increases. (more…)

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Cervical cancer

HPV: The facts

Here are some facts about human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common virus that is transmitted sexually and by skin-to-skin contact.1 HPV can cause cancer in men and women, including cancers of the cervix, throat, anus, and penis. It is also the cause of genital warts.2 Some HPV types are responsible for warts, while others […]

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Dr Lamees Ras

SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist

A young Capetonian gynaecologist is on course to become SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist, and it won’t come a moment too soon for her two mentors and others in the field who have battled for years to see this ‘unsexy’ discipline get the recognition it deserves. (more…)

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Ride for Sight

Dis-Chem’s Ride for Sight

The 2017 Dis-Chem Ride for Sight will be the pharmacy group’s 10th year of being the main sponsor. The event has raised almost R4 million over the past nine years and this entire amount is donated to the UCT research project dedicated to finding treatments for genetic retinal blinding conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), […]

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Averda waste management

Averda waste management in SA

In 2016, Averda, a waste management company, established its South African operation through a number of acquisitions. It offers fully integrated waste management, from on-site solutions to landfill management and disposal. (more…)

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Medical PA/Study Coordinator/Practice Manager – Seeks Employment

Highly accomplished and efficient lady with excellent interpersonal skills. Has 13 years of experience working for a medical specialist.  Passionate about helping people and willing to go the extra mile.  (more…)

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UP Sports medicine

UP Prof appointed as FIFA tournament medical officer

Prof Efraim Kramer of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been appointed as the new FIFA Tournament Medical Officer for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia 2017 and the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. (more…)

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Medical cannabis in SA

Medical cannabis – myths vs facts

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) notes the significant developments made in relation to medical cannabis in South Africa. However, SAMA would like to warn the public that the proposed amendments to allow for medical marijuana will be implemented along strict guidelines. (more…)

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Cape Town hospital first in SA to test germ-zapping robot

A state-of-the-art robot that kills bacteria and viruses with ultraviolet light has entered the fight against the spread of germs and infections, especially ones that are resistant to antibiotics, for the first time in South Africa. (more…)

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Free cataract treatment

The right to sight

Cataract formation is a slow and gradual clouding of the lens of the eye caused by a build-up of proteins in the lens that occurs normally with age. Vision becomes progressively cloudy and blurred and, if the cataract is not treated, eyesight is eventually lost. Other early symptoms may include sensitivity to light, double vision […]

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