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What is swine flu? Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, is a relatively new strain of an influenza virus that causes symptoms similar to the regular flu. It originated in pigs but is spread primarily from person to person. Like other strains of the flu, H1N1 is highly contagious, allowing it to spread quickly from person to person. A simple sneeze can cause thousands of germs to spread through the air. The virus can linger on tables and surface areas like door knobs, waiting to be picked up. The best means of dealing with swine flu is to prevent [...]

THE N1 H1 VIRUS – SWINE FLU2019-09-30T13:51:15+00:00

What are Lipid Profiles


Lipids are a group of fats and fat-like substances that are important constituents of cells and sources of energy. A lipid panel measures the level of specific lipids in the blood. Two important lipids, cholesterol and triglycerides, are transported in the blood by lipoprotein particles. Each particle contains a combination of protein, cholesterol, triglyceride, and phospholipid molecules. The particles measured with a lipid profile are classified by their density into high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL). Monitoring and maintaining healthy levels of these lipids is important in staying healthy. While the body produces the cholesterol needed [...]

What are Lipid Profiles2019-08-22T06:51:02+00:00

How to Keep your Cardiac Enzymes leveled


The Role of Cardiac Enzymes Cardiac enzymes are like other enzymes in that they regulate the various processes that keep the organ working properly and the blood flowing to the rest of your body. This can include speeding up or slowing down what the body does inherently in order to actually get the desired effect. Most of the discussion about cardiac enzymes is not about what they do but about when they’re not doing what they should, which refers to cardiac enzymes and their presence in the blood. Elevated blood levels of cardiac enzymes are similar to elevated liver enzymes in [...]

How to Keep your Cardiac Enzymes leveled2019-02-01T10:52:04+00:00

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 Screening2019-01-08T11:00:58+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 pressure2018-11-01T09:41:33+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 Africa2016-06-26T10:23:33+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