Boris Dzhingarov
SOUTH AFRICA
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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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
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...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#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...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#HASA2017: Lessons in medical ethics

Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo:
Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo: [[http://www.sherifink.net sherifink.net]]
[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
SOUTH AFRICA
KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

Photo: Independent Development Trust
Photo: Independent Development Trust
[Nicci Botha] The KZN Department of Health has been ordered to sort out the ongoing healthcare crisis in the province...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
How will private healthcare evolve under UHC?

Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO country representative
Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO country representative
[Nicci Botha] With NHI, the Competition Commission inquiry and sky-rocketing costs it's no wonder that the private healthcare sector is wary about what the future holds...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
UHC lessons from Obamacare

UHC lessons from Obamacare
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[Nicci Botha] The NHI might have progressed to white paper stage, but South Africa is still stuck in the midst of a healthcare crisis...

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Shan Radcliffe
Shan Radcliffe
[Public Health] Resolve Capacity has won the Corporate Innovation Award at the 2015 MyWorld of Tomorrow SA Innovation Awards for its Clinic-in-a-Box, a turnkey infrastructural concept for the rapid deployment and commissioning of a clinic. These prefabricated structures can be erected within less than a day, and contain all the components required to deliver a total solution, packed and ready for delivery in 20 to 40 ft containers.
Posted 3 years ago | Like
Roger Metcalfe
SOUTH AFRICA
Truth and survival on a toxic planet

Truth and survival on a toxic planet
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[Roger Metcalfe] On 11 March 2011 at 05h46 GMT one of the worst disasters in human history struck Japan. A massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, unleashed a huge tsunami that critically disabled three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant...

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Charles Mburugu
SOUTH AFRICA
E-cigarettes: The benefits and risks

E-cigarettes: The benefits and risks[Charles Mburugu] E-cigarettes, also referred to as e-cigs, have become increasingly popular with smokers over the recent years. They are battery powered devices that act as a substitute for traditional tobacco cigarettes...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Alexa Garthwaite
SOUTH AFRICA
Staying healthy at your desk

Alexa Garthwaite[Alexa Garthwaite] The health risks associated with office work have been well documented in recent years.

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SOUTH AFRICA
Want to give up smoking? Here are five ways to do just that

Want to give up smoking? Here are five ways to do just that[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: So you want to give up smoking? Let's face it, it's easy, you've done it so many times before. Anyway, here are five ways that might just help you succeed ... this time.

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Chamendran Naidoo
SOUTH AFRICA
[2013 trends] Tracking and training

[2013 trends] Tracking and training[Chamendran Naidoo] As we gaily simulate horse-riding while singing in Korean, the eyes of judgment fall upon us for clinging to the relics of yesteryear. Don't allow yourself to get caught doing last years' exercises or wearing scrubs that are "Soooo 2012", oh my readers. This year, you're going to be ahead of the curve and I'm going to help you do just that. Presenting the health trends of 2013...

Posted 6 years ago | Like (2)
Chamendran Naidoo
SOUTH AFRICA
New Year Revolutions: Taking the fight to self-control

Chamendran Naidoo[Chamendran Naidoo] It's a new year, my dear readers. A new year means a new diet, along with the other resolutions that find their way into our resolves with as much certainty as taxes and State of the Nation addresses. Just like the aforementioned annual customs (and in some cases because of them), the promises of the New Year rarely find themselves being followed through.

Posted 6 years ago | Like
Chamendran Naidoo
SOUTH AFRICA
Medicine in the media: who's holding the bag?

Chamendran Naidoo[Chamendran Naidoo] A lack of information isn't something modern society has to worry about. Where previously, news was limited to a wigged horseman riding from town to town delivering his message, we now enter an era where the horse itself may bombard us with endless equestrian ramblings via its Twitter feed. For this reason, it's important for all producers of content to take a certain level of responsibility for their work, especially in the medical field where it can be easy to prey on the public's thoughts of their own mortal fragility.

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