Nicci Botha
Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and Sids

Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and Sids
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[Nicci Botha] An international study has confirmed that drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy is detrimental to the unborn baby. In fact, even more so than previously thought...

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Nicci Botha
Cryotherapy: A cool way to recover after exercise

Cryotherapy: A cool way to recover after exercise[Nicci Botha] Although often neglected, the important role of recovery in an athletic training regimen is becoming increasingly recognised...

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Nicci Botha
#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversity

#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversity
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[Nicci Botha] The OT profession needs to apply critical thinking to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and advocate culturally relevant and inclusive occupational therapy theories...

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Nicci Botha
Powering the future of healthcare bookings

Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
[Nicci Botha] A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

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Nicci Botha
New clinical skills training centre aims to improve quality and safety

New clinical skills training centre aims to improve quality and safety[Nicci Botha] The quality and outcomes of the health service often boils down to getting the basics right, such as employing best practices in clinical procedures...

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Frank Graewe
#BizTrends2018: Plastic surgery and the power of social media

#BizTrends2018: Plastic surgery and the power of social media
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[Frank Graewe] If we talk about trends in plastic surgery we have to talk about social media...

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Nicci Botha
#WorldAIDSDay2017: Preying on hope

Professor Kaymanthri Moodley, director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, Stellenbosch University. Photo: YouTube
Professor Kaymanthri Moodley, director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, Stellenbosch University. Photo: YouTube
[Nicci Botha] At the turn of the century, and influenced by his distrust of Western medicine, then-president Thabo Mbeki lost the plot. amid much media coverage, he proclaimed that HIV didn't cause Aids...

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Nicci Botha
Challenging bad medicine: How to use the media effectively

Photo: 10:23 campaign
Photo: 10:23 campaign
[Nicci Botha] Here's an interesting factoid for you - 10:23 is the saturation point at which the original substance is so diluted that can no longer be detected in a solution....

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Nicci Botha
How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt

How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt
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[Nicci Botha] We've all seen them. Those product ads promising hope in a bottle for guaranteed weight loss or some other miracle cure...

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Frank Graewe
World's first successful penile transplant at Tygerberg

World's first successful penile transplant at Tygerberg[Frank Graewe] A team of pioneering surgeons from Stellenbosch University (SU) and Tygerberg Hospital in Belville performed the first successful penile transplant in the world in a marathon nine-hour operation...

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Frank Graewe
Breakthrough craniofacial surgery performed at Tygerberg Academic Hospital

Breakthrough craniofacial surgery performed at Tygerberg Academic Hospital[Frank Graewe] Professor Frank Graewe teamed up with the World Craniofacial Foundation and Smile Foundation SA to help give normal lives to two African girls who suffered from serious skull defects...

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Frank Graewe
Breakthrough craniofacial surgery: Round 2

Akikere: before and after
Akikere: before and after
[Frank Graewe] Almost a year after undergoing life-changing operations for serious skull defects, two young girls returned to South Africa for their final surgeries...

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Frank Graewe
CSI in the health sector - why is it important?

Prof. Frank Graewe
Prof. Frank Graewe
[Frank Graewe] There will always be charitable initiatives in the health sector - as long as there are people who are in need, but who face limited access...

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Frank Graewe
Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take

Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take
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[Frank Graewe] Worldwide, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and is the leading cause of preventable death...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: Plotting the legislative pathway to NHI

Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
[Nicci Botha] However well-intentioned National Health Insurance (NHI) is, it will fall flat without the necessary supporting legislation...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: UHC funding - the great distraction

Mariné Erasmus, head of the health economics practice at Econex
Mariné Erasmus, head of the health economics practice at Econex
[Nicci Botha] Quality care, not funding, is the real issue when it comes NHI...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: Pathways to universal care

Shivani Ranchod, Healthcare actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants
Shivani Ranchod, Healthcare actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants
[Nicci Botha] If we look at our current context, our healthcare system is not a designed product, but an artefact of our history...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: Lessons in medical ethics

Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo:
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[Nicci Botha] Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Sheri Fink, delves into the life-and-death events at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina...

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Nicci Botha
#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now
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[Nicci Botha] South Africa can't wait for the final NHI system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage...

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Nicci Botha
#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare
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[Nicci Botha] Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too...

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