After consuming copious amounts of alcohol during the festive season, it might do the majority of the population good, if South Africans resolve to follow the recent trend in the UK, where an increasing number of Brits have swapped booze for healthier beverage options, such as tea, for an entire month. This is known as ‘Dry January’.

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Little faces lit up with delight at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town yesterday (SUBS: TUESDAY 13 December 2106), when staff from Comair Limited visited to give patients toys and other gifts.

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Could your technology use be affecting your child’s development?

Could your child be feeling neglected, even when you are in the same room with him or her? If you are absorbed in reading this article on your cellphone or laptop in your child’s presence right now, it is possible that you could be a distracted parent. If this rings a bell for you, putting aside some technology-free time with your child each day could be a worthwhile choice of New Year’s resolution.

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Cardiac catheterisation laboratory upgraded to international standards

A state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratory equipped with the latest technology for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and blood vessel diseases and conditions, has been commissioned at Netcare Union Hospital in Alberton, Johannesburg.

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The festive season is in full swing and for most of us this means an abundance of scrumptious meals, dazzling drinks and seductive deserts. During this time, overindulgence is often overlooked, often even encouraged and generally considered acceptable – it is also often justified with the promise of eating healthily again “next year”.

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Fanie Swart looks forward to Christmas lunch and improved quality of life

For 56-year-old Fanie Swart, sitting down to a Christmas lunch with his family this year will be nothing short of a miracle. He is the 100th patient to have received a lung transplant at Netcare Milpark Hospital’s highly specialised transplant unit.

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When time is of the essence, keep a clear head

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 Whenever you find yourself in a spot of trouble, where someone has a serious medical incident or is injured and in need of urgent medical attention, whether it is at home, while away on holiday or en route to your holiday destination, the number to remember is 082 911, says Craig Grindell, chief operating officer of Netcare 911.

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The Principal Officer of the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS), Dr Guni Goolab today announced that the Scheme has uncovered suspected fraud, waste and abuse practices amounting to several millions on the part of a number of healthcare service providers and members.

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It’s that time of year again. Holiday time. When we’re most likely to pack on a bit of weight between the Festive Season celebrations.  

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Last year was the hottest year on earth since record-taking began, but 2016 is expected to blow this record out of the water, which according to experts could trigger so-called ‘super allergies’.

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