Treating patients with the future in mind

VIDEO CPD: We are exposed to multiple potentially hazardous environmental contaminants on a daily basis, which negatively impact our health and general well-being, says Tuks’ Dr Natalie Aneck-Hahn.

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Weight loss medicines: the best and the worst

Some obese patients don’t respond at all to treatments involving diet and exercise and for them, anti-obesity medicines are a necessity. But should South African doctors be prescribing medications containing pseudoephedrine for weight loss, when much better options abound?

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Weight: Risk of gain and benefit of loss

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering from obesity and overweight, with an attendant rise in chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and coronary heart disease.

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Metabolic surgery can have many health benefits

Many South Africans have the misconception that metabolic surgery is done purely to achieve weight loss for cosmetic reasons.

Weighing in on metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other health problems such as diabetes and stroke.