Boris Dzhingarov
The benefits of online doctor consultations - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Doctors don't make house calls anymore; these days, the expectation is that if you need to see the doctor, you will travel to them...

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Frank Graewe
Fat grafting in breast cancer reconstruction

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Photo: frankgraewe.com
[Frank Graewe] Fat grafting has become a popular and versatile procedure in plastic surgery. Historically it is not entirely new, we find anecdotal reports and descriptions of fat transplantation as far back as the early 1900s...

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Jessica Tennant
#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think

#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think[Jessica Tennant] On the opening day of Start JLM 2018, Saul Singer, co-author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle provided context into the local startup ecosystem, focusing on healthcare, the associated challenges and what he believes is the solution...

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Jessica Tennant
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby[Jessica Tennant] The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

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Nicci Botha
First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research
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[Nicci Botha] Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

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Tom Jackson
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator[Tom Jackson] Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

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Nicci Botha
Is Motsoaledi fiddling while healthcare is burning?

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Photo: South Africa Today
Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Photo: South Africa Today
[Nicci Botha] Despite the Life Esidimeni tragedy, non-existent oncology services, striking healthcare workers and a damning quality report...

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Nicci Botha
#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma Liebenberg

Wilma Liebenberg, CEO: Knowledge Objects Healthcare
Wilma Liebenberg, CEO: Knowledge Objects Healthcare
[Nicci Botha] Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

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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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