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A legacy of changed lives

Building a legacy in a country that has enormous health challenges is not always easy for doctors in the private sector. But specialists within Mediclinic are opening their hearts to


Tackling the crisis of organ donation in SA

The innovative Wits Transplant Procurement Model shows promise in increasing deceased organ donor numbers in South Africa. Only 0.2% of South Africans are registered organ donors, according to statistics collected


The benefits of point-of-care diabetes testing

Point-of-care HbA1c testing is becoming a popular method for office-based monitoring of glucose control. Diabetes is a serious disease that needs to be managed strictly and carefully. Part of any


Scoliosis: Correcting the curve

The spine is such an incredible design. From birth, it progressively changes shape from the C-form seen in a foetus to the S-shape observed in adulthood. This change occurs under


The gift of sight

In a first for the new hospital, Mediclinic Stellenbosch Day Clinic collaborated with the Western Cape Department of Health and Paarl Hospital to provide pro bono cataract surgery for 22


Measuring the success of the mandatory HPV vaccine

The mandatory vaccine HPV is designed to prevent cancer-causing infections and precancerous conditions of the cervix. Is it working? Cervical cancer is a national health priority. Yet this is a


In Roaring Good Health

Chaos made headlines around the world as the first lion to undergo radiation treatment in a human clinic, Mediclinic Muelmed, for two cancerous lesions on his nose. He was diagnosed


Mediclinic Vereeniging Offers Improved Radiotherapy

The Elekta Synergy Platform Linear Accelerator offers highly targeted radiotherapy equipment with advanced imaging technology, which allows clinicians to treat smaller tumours and reduce radiotherapy impacts on healthy tissue. New


Dr Gareth Tarr – Rheumatology practice delivering well rounded support

If you walk into the Winelands Rheumatology practice based in Stellenbosch, one does not get the usual feeling of a classic sterile environment or cold waiting room. There is almost


Stroke treatment begins with ER24

ER24 plays a key role in implementing Mediclinic’s cutting-edge stroke protocols, even before their paramedics arrive on the scene. Strokes are a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in South