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It is important to know what to do with your medication. The first thing to know is what medication you are taking and why you are taking it. If your doctor has not been clear enough, speak to your pharmacist when getting the prescription filled. Next, you need to understand how important it is to finish the entire course of any medication prescrib
For many years the idea that someone could die of a broken heart was ridiculed. After all, it was just an emotion, not an actual disease. However, broken heart syndrome, a.k.a. stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is now a proven fact. It can strike even if you are healthy. Because the symptoms and test results are similar, br
Happiness is a result of good mental health. In fact, your health depends on your happiness to a far greater degree than most people realise. Good mental health is essential in maintaining good physical health and your family plays a crucial role in keeping each other mentally and therefore physically happy. Isn't health simply a matter of diet and
The Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre in KwaZulu-Natal has a state-of-the-art Paediatric Centre with a 15-member paediatric team representing 11 specialist disciplines. It is the only private health care facility in KwaZulu-Natal that offers Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. The Paediatric Team Dr Vinesh Moodley A highly experienced, veteran paediatric
The cold days, weeks and months of winter can turn anyone into a couch potato. Despite your best intentions, staying indoors and keeping warm is far more appealing than...well, almost anything. However, after four months of winter hibernation you may find your mental health starting to suffer. The depression that sets in over winter is a very real
There are times when you're just not coping. There may be a crisis at work that never seems to end or tough times in your personal life that just seem to go on forever. Frustration, irritation, anger and stress are often symptoms. Usually though, once the crisis has passed and you've been able to take some time out and relax you find you are able t