Health

Do you know what to do if your child is choking?

  Familiarising yourself with what actions to take could be lifesaving   While choking in children is not something you can necessarily prevent, knowing what action to take during a choking incident could save a life.   This is according to Dr Hennie Smit, who recently attended to two-year-old Reuben Botha who was rushed to…

Know more about mental health in the work place – ER24

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day was Mental health in the workplace. During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace… Photo: mentalhealthy.co.uk Tuesday 10…

ROOIBOS CAN IMPROVE CONCENTRATION DURING EXAMS

    Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students to help them cram for finals during the stressful months of October and November, but science suggests they drink rooibos tea as an alternative to help them stay on top of their “A” game.   Several studies point…

Getting to understand occupational therapy

The Occupational Therapy Association of SA (OTASA) defines occupational therapy as a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. Its main goal is to enable people to participate in everyday activities like walking, executing work tasks or daily tasks like washing and dressing. OT is divided into three main sections –…

Kankervoorkomingstoetse gedoen

Daar sal PSA, papsmere en borsondersoeke gedoen word onder leiding van Vrystaat Versorging in Aksie op Donderdag, 26 Oktober 2017 vanaf 8:00 tot 14:00 by Natural Health Care, Loopstr 71, Parys  (oorkant Andre Begrafnisdienste) Die koste is  R200 per pasiënt vir PSA en papsmere Borsondersoeke R30  Vir afsprake skakel Sanette by 079 324 0603 of…

My journey with fibromyalgia

Jacqueline Human – Community pharmacist My journey started about four years ago, after a horrible case of glandular fever. It felt like a month-long bout of flu, except that the body aches and pains never really went away. After very expensive blood tests to rule out just about everything else, the specialist came with the……

Spanning – kyk wat dit aan jou doen

Almal van ons word daagliks blootgestel aan spanning. Binne perke is spanning belangrik want dit laat ons in aksie kom en presteer byvoorbeeld wanneer ons ’n  werkstuk moet ingee, maar sodra spanning buite beheer raak kan die effek daarvan vernietigend wees. Spanning raak buite beheer wanneer dit chronies raak, met ander woorde dit hou aan…

Focuss on Women’s health: Pelvic organ prolapse – what you need to know

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common problem whereby a person may suffer from urinary incontinence, anal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. With August being National Women’s Month in South Africa, this article will mainly give information on pelvic organ prolapse which is an extremely common female health condition which has been on medical record for…

Vroeë ontwikkeling – so kan jy jou kind help

Ontwikkelingsagterstand word omskryf as die mate waartoe ʼn kind agter is om mylpale te bereik binne wat bepaal word as die norm vir kinders op daardie ouderdom. Literatuur beweer dat tot 8% van kinders van geboorte tot ses jaar ontwikkelingsagterstande het en sommige in meer as een area van ontwikkeling. Die vraag is: Wat is…

Type 1 Diabetes – It takes a family to raise a diabetic child

Have you checked? Those are usually the first words of the day for parents who have children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). That’s because monitoring blood sugar levels regularly throughout the day, but especially before or after meals, is non-negotiable. Daily insulin injections are vital to keep your child healthy until the world finds……

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