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  Gone are the days that people are happy to simply follow the advice of their family doctor. Todays’ consumers are much more confident in maintaining their own health. They are very comfortable in managing a particular condition, discussing it with family and...

Cold & Flu Prevention

8 Natural Tips to Help Prevent a Cold There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal. A proactive approach to warding off colds and flu is apt to make your whole life healthier. The most effective way for preventing the flu...

Cervical Cancer

SCREENING AND PREVENTION OF CERTAIN CANCERS: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer amongst South African Woman. It is   a cancer of the cervix causing abnormal growth in cells that have the ability to invade and spread to other parts of the body. The cervix...

It’s never too late!

Old age – a pleasure or a disaster? This all depends on one’s attitude.  Many of us have unfortunate circumstances beyond our control and have to succumb to what has been dealt.  This applies to the mental as well as the physical but how we approach these problems...

Beware of the Sun

The sun’s rays are damaging, both in the short and long term. Ideally, sun protection should be used throughout the year, even under fluorescent lighting or when it is raining. However, as we all know, we normally only take heed in summer, if at all. Sunburn results...

Insomnia

Insomnia prompts depression, weight gain & impacts on sex life. Insomnia affects up to 40 percent of South Africans, contributing to depression, weight gain and negatively impacting on some couples’ sex lives. The SA Society of Sleep medicine (SASSM) says between...

A word on Complementary Health by Mr M

Complementary Health encompasses vitamins, minerals, antioxidants as well as herbal products, so-called natural products and homeopathic items. Many products contain a combination of the above or are available as single entities, usually in more concentrated...

Omegas

Which Omega's? Omega 3 and omega 6 together make up a group of important unsaturated fats in our body, called essential fatty acids (EFA's). Essential meaning they are vital for our body to function, but our body cannot make them, so they must be included in our diet....

Vaccinations are for everyone

Babies are vaccinated soon after birth. After six weeks they attend a clinic (i.e. M-KEM’s Baby Clinic) where they receive a series of 3 sets of vaccines, 4 weeks apart, as determined by the states EPI programme or by the private paediatricians. At 9 months, the very...

The Immune System

The immune system is the "guardian" of our health. It is an amazing constellation of responses to attack on the body by unwanted viruses, bacteria and free radicals (pathogens). This defense system works initially by preventing the pathogens from entering the body in...

Sexuality Is A Reality

Whether we like to believe it or not, sexuality influences our lives to a great extent. In the pharmacy, especially in M-KEM's Women's Health Clinic, pharmacists and nursing sisters deal with the norm as well as the problems associated with sexuality such as...

Medicating For Flu

Winter will soon be upon us and unfortunately with the change in climate comes 'flu', bronchitis and other associated illnesses. For those compromised individuals who have not yet had their 'flu' vaccinations I suggest that it's not too late. 'FLU' Vaccines are...

Your Health Is Our Concern

If you knew that lightening was about to strike at a particular location at a particular time - would you stand there, waiting for it? Of course not. Unfortunately, many of us are a ‘lightening situation’ waiting to happen. The good news is most of us are able to take...

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