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Arthritis Screening


Arthritis symptoms can be vague and confusing, but they are important to recognize. It is incredibly common for people who have joint pain and other early symptoms to think that they have injured themselves. Often, they spend some time trying to self-treat the symptoms with over-the-counter treatment options. Hopefully they don't this for long. It's important to recognize early symptoms of arthritis and consult your doctor for an examination and assessment. Signs and Symptoms Common to Most Types of Arthritis : The signs and symptoms commonly associated with various types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases and those that usually occur with [...]

Arthritis Screening 2019-01-08T11:00:58+00:00

Understanding high blood pressure


High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition that over time can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications. Blood pressure is the amount of force that the blood places on the walls of your veins and arteries as it moves through the body. When it’s too high, it can put stress on the arteries and ultimately damage them. The complications that are related to high blood pressure include heart disease, stroke and kidney failure, among others. An ideal blood pressure reading is to have a systolic pressure, or top number, of less than 120, and a diastolic pressure, or [...]

Understanding high blood pressure 2018-11-01T09:41:33+00:00

Everything you need to know about medical aid schemes in South Africa


[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Stats SA has released the results of its latest General Household Survey, revealing how South African families make use of medical aid schemes in the country. According to the report, the vast majority of people are not covered by any type of medical aid scheme, with public facilities still being the primary choice when it comes to healthcare. One of the biggest barriers to private healthcare in the country is the price. The South African Competition Commission recently conducted a market inquiry into medical aid schemes, focusing on the price of services and [...]

Everything you need to know about medical aid schemes in South Africa 2016-06-26T10:23:33+00:00

New Year. New Resolutions. New You.


The New Year has kicked off with a great start, and we are already more than half-way through the month of January. Do you remember the resolutions that you had made 17 days ago? Are you still on track to achieve those goals, or have you been side-tracked? The good thing about resolutions - is that you don't have to wait for the first day of a New Year to make them. You can start right now - It's About Time!   " Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. " [...]

New Year. New Resolutions. New You. 2016-01-18T12:05:21+00:00