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Vitamin B12 deficiency in an ageing world

Dr Lindy Sinclair, Specialist Physician in part time private practice Deficiency in vitamin B12 is common in older people. It has significant health effects, and is easy to treat.  Despite this, it is often missed and it is important that healthcare providers have a high index of suspicion for the condition in order to provide […]

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Vitamin B12: An overview

Animal products (meat and dairy) are the sole source of dietary B12 for humans. A typical Western diet contains 5-7mcg of vitamin B12 daily. The RDA for B12 is 2mcg per day. The total body store of B12 is 2-5mg, of which half is stored in the liver. It thus takes years for B12 deficiency […]

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Continuing Professional Development

What is CPD? Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which professionals maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills. Ongoing CPD is essential to support you in your current role as well as upgrading knowledge, skills and capabilities to remain effective and compliant. How Media24Medac will benefit you: With the Media24Medac website, it is […]

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The prescription of medical negligence claims

 Adv Christiaan J (Chico) Bresler Certain debts are rendered unenforceable or extinguished by the passing of time. In the eyes of the law, such debts ‘prescribe’, unless: •  The creditor serves on the debtor any process  to claim payment of the debt (for instance, a summons) •  The debtor expressly or tacitly acknowledges liability for […]

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Taking the Gap: CPD Points: Is it Worth the Admin?

Dr Ron Kemper An article in the latest Bulletin, the Health Professions Council of SA’s (HPCSA) mouthpiece, indicates just how sick our medical system is and just how tired our doctors are. In fact, I’m quite surprised they printed the story at all, especially considering the implications and ramifications of the disclosure. According to HPCSA stats, […]

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