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The importance of sleep

As chronic diseases have assumed an increasingly common role in premature death and illness, interest in the role of sleep health in the development and management of chronic diseases has grown.

New medical scheme offers improved client accessibility

South Africa’s newest medical scheme is charting a new course that removes the red tape to deliver the best possible service experience for its members.

Aspen provides medicine to Trinity Pharmacy outreach

South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical company has pledged to supply the inner city pharmacy with a year’s worth of medication in a move that will improve access to healthcare for Joburg’s most vulnerable citizens.

Integrative medicine toolbox

There seems to be confusion, particularly in medicine, about exactly what constitutes integrative medicine (IM), which is really just a way of emphasising lifestyle management so as to collaborate with the body’s physiological and biochemical processes.

Abbott launches Vertin 24, a generic of Serc

Abbott has launched a generic version of Serc, the well-known histamine analogue, called Vertin 24. It achieves the same potent antivertigo results as Serc, at a much reduced cost.

New forum champions family practitioners

With representative bodies of general practitioners operating in a disjointed manner, opportunistic stakeholders are cashing in on the fragmented arrangement. A newly established practitioner’s forum is aiming to address this vacuum.