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Toy Story

Toy Story As soon as you walk into the house you stumble over a plastic motorbike or step on a pain-inducing piece of Lego. It can sometimes feel like your whole house has turned into a scene from Toy Story. But is your child playing with toys appropriate for his or her age group or […]

Activities to keep your toddler entertained

Activities to keep your toddler entertained Toddler-dom is such a difficult time for a little one, they’re not babies anymore and they’re not big yet. Keeping your toddler entertained with age appropriate activities is key to having a happy child. Below we’ve identified activities to do with your little one indoors and outdoors. Colour sorting Buy […]

The benefits of a baby massage

  The benefits of a baby massage The first few weeks of bringing your little bundle of joy home can be overwhelming. You might not even get to brush your own hair in those first few weeks of settling into your new life, let alone think of doing a baby massage on your new-born. Rest […]

Tuberculosis – What You Should Know

Tuberculosis, more commonly referred to as TB, was regarded as a medieval illness for a long time. Only in recent years has the impact and the spread of TB become a matter of worldwide health concerns. This not-so-silent killer is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, which is why TB awareness is […]

‘Too late to stop biggest threat to modern medicine’ – Profmed CEO

The overuse of antibiotics may have created an unstoppable health threat to humanity and medicine, says Profmed’s CEO and Principal Officer, Graham Anderson. On Wednesday (21 September), all 193 member states of the United Nations signed a declaration to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including antibiotic resistance, which they described as “the biggest threat to modern […]

Are mobile phones increasing rates of Hospital-Acquired Infections in South Africa?

More research needs to be done into whether cellphone usage by healthcare providers in hospitals is a cause of Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in South Africa. This is according to Graham Anderson, CEO and Principal Officer of Profmed, who has called on both private and public sector hospitals to implement systems and dedicated teams to monitor […]

NEW AMENDMENTS TO MEDICAL SCHEME ACT SHOULD KEEP MEDICAL INFLATION IN CHECK

The recent announcement by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi of proposed amendments to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act (MSA) suggests that patients may no longer be paid out in full for all prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs) if the amendments are adopted. However, Graham Anderson, Principal Officer and CEO of Profmed, says the amendments are […]

SA needs single organisation to coordinate organ transplants

The establishment of an independent organisation is urgently needed to coordinate the organ donation process and reverse the decline in the number of transplants in South Africa. This is, according to Graham Anderson, CEO and Principal Officer at Profmed, who says that the number of kidney transplants carried out in South Africa has dropped from […]

Exercising each day helps keep hypertension away

South Africans are urged to focus on exercise and healthy lifestyles, especially in their 20s and 30s, to prevent hypertension and its associated risks such as strokes and vascular dementia later in life. Graham Anderson, CEO and Principal Officer of Profmed, says that sustained hypertension (high blood pressure) during ones 20s and 30s is particularly […]

Prevention Key to Ridding South Africa of Malaria by 2020

Great strides have been made in addressing the scourge of malaria in South Africa, yet prevention rather than cure needs to become the priority if the country is to eradicate the infectious disease by 2020. This is according to Graham Anderson, CEO and Principal Officer of Profmed, who says preventative measures such as cross-border collaborations, […]

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