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Medical Aid Advice | Know your Pulse!

medical aid1-7June 2015 is World Heart Rhythm week and this year’s focus is “detect, protect, correct”. Many people who are diagnosed with arrhythmias are not treated for it as most times it is harmless.

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What Tobacco Does to Your Body

blood pressureMay was anti-tobacco month, so to end it off we are telling you what exactly it is that tobacco does to your body. Believe it or not, tobacco affects your whole body and not only your lungs. Lungs – the effect tobacco has on your lungs is the most known and most obvious damage.

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World Down Syndrome Day - 21 March.

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day we would like to share a few beautiful words and poems about children with Down syndrome.   Depositphotos_12586188_xs

Heaven's Very Special Child - Edna Massimilla

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“If you strike a woman, you strike a rock”

International Women's Day “Make it happen” is the 2015 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD). Every 8th March, thousands of women stand together and celebrate their achievements and promote the advancement and recognition of women all over the world. Over a million people in different parts of the world joined the first marked IWD on the 19 March 2011.

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A Summary On Child Vaccines – Learn The Basics

  Child vaccinationVaccines are still the best way to protect your children against childhood diseases in South Africa; there are a number of diseases that are preventable by vaccine, these include:

 

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Tania van Twisk’s Brave Journey

living healthy Tania van Twisk is a well-known sports star, dancer, choreographer and personal trainer. Her life took a drastic turn in June 2011.

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South Africa Needs to Pay Attention to HIV/Aids

living healthyGlobally, about 34 million people are infected with HIV and more than 35 million people have died from the virus. These horrifying figures show the severity of the virus. For this reason, on the 1 December, World Aids Day is annually held around the world.

 

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Grow your ‘Mo’ in November

living healthy While there are many campaigns that encourage preventative care, regular medical check-ups and overall good health, few of these focus on the unique health issues facing men. The Movember movement hopes to change that and help raise awareness of the many preventable cancers that afflict men across the globe.

 

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Warning Signs of a Stroke

stroke Having a stroke is a serious medical issue that often carries long-term health consequences.

 

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Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month before October ends

breast cancer According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), breast cancer is among the top five cancers that affect women. Additionally, figures published by the National Cancer Registry show that South African women have a 1:35 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

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