Health

Gevalle van demensie neem wêreldwyd toe

Na aanleiding van die Wêreldgesondheidsorganisasie se verslag dat daar wêreldwyd sowat 50 miljoen mense is wat demensie het, en bykans 10 miljoen nuwe gevalle elke jaar voorkom, meen baie gesondheidsowerhede dat gevalle van demensie regoor die wêreld besig is om toe te neem.

Hoe weet jy of jy ’n gehoorprobleem het?

  Gehoorverlies is ’n algemene probleem wat saam met die ouderdom kom. Omtrent die helfte van alle persone bo 75 sukkel met gehoorverlies. Gehoorverlies het dramatiese gevolge op die lewe van die bejaarde en dra dikwels by tot eensaamheid. Ongelukkig is gehoorapparate soms baie duur en het bejaardes nie die fondse om dit te bekostig…

TB: What you should know

March marks the month for the awareness for Tuberculosis (TB) specifically in South Africa with its high prevalence amongst our population. The World Health Organisation has stated that TB has been the leading cause of death and disability for many years. TB is a severe contagious bacterial infection which can attack various parts of the…

Children and otitis media

Otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear – the most common cause of hearing loss in children. The sooner parents recognise that their child may have an ear infection or a hearing loss, the sooner they can get intervention. Signs that your infant or toddler may be experiencing an ear infection are: •…

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……

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