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21st CDE Postgraduate Forum in Diabetes Management

The Annual CDE Postgraduate Forum is held in August of each year and has become the premier meeting place in South Africa for all healthcare professionals with a specific interest in the management of diabetes.

Persistent cough: 5 things to know

Human lung tissue is quite sensitive, so when it is inflamed and irritated, it doesn’t take a lot to cause a cough. This might be the case even once the symptoms of cold have left.

Become a baby’s skincare specialist

“Because babies have extremely delicate skin, it takes special care and attention to keep their skin soft and healthy,” said Dr Lushen Pillay, a specialist dermatologist who practises at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital.

Angina is common, but frequently undertreated

The cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in South Africa is increasing among all age groups and is predicted to become the principle contributor to overall morbidity and mortality in people over the age of 50.

State-of-the-art cardiac pacing procedure performed

The first Life Healthcare ‘His-bundle’ cardiac pacemaker procedure, a relatively new procedure for some patients with irregular heart beat or arrhythmia was recently performed by Dr Vinod Thomas, an electrophysiologist and cardiologist at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital.

Betadine voted ‘Product of the Year’

The Betadine Antiseptic and Daily Intimate Care ranges have both been voted ‘Product of the Year 2019’ in the South African Consumer Survey of Product Innovation, following a survey of 4,000 South African households by Nielsen.