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Dedicated mother and child units improve clinical outcomes

Mother and child units are preferred by mothers and clinicians. Why? “Before, expecting moms would come in and experience their different kinds of treatment in different areas – neonatal was


First set of quadruplets born at Mediclinic Midstream

A couple hoping for four children one day had their dreams come true – all on one day! Like most newly married couples, Sibongile and Vincent Matsepane were excited about


Do you need non-invasive prenatal testing?

Prenatal tests give doctors a detailed picture of your developing baby. Every prospective mom knows all about an ultrasound. These monthly scans – which may increase in frequency towards a


Cayden Pillay: the newborn who beat the odds

Foetoscopic surgery for spina bifida is not a cure. But that prenatal repair greatly reduces the need to divert spinal fluid from the brain and can improve mobility and the


The many benefits of metabolic surgery

A group of surgeons at Mediclinic Bloemfontein are helping obese patients find a way back to health by making strides in metabolic surgery. Our understanding of weight-loss surgery is expanding.


Is South Africa the unhealthiest country in the world?

According to the WHO and The Indigo Wellness Index, South Africans are dangerously unhealthy. Why? In 2019, South Africa was awarded a dubious honour: we are the unhealthiest people in


Mediclinic brings world-class medical care to the Cape Town 7s

Mediclinic and ER24 were recently recognised for the world-leading medical care they bring to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. “This is not a contact sport. Not anymore. This is


New device for clavicle fracture fixation

According to the University of Stellenbosch, history was made earlier this year when Dr Reggie King, an Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at the SpineCentre operating at Mediclinic Paarl, became the first


Meet the man who makes the Blitzboks tick

Mediclinic Milnerton’s Hugh Everson is the preferred physiotherapist of the South African national rugby sevens team. He tells us what it takes to excel in this fast-paced, action-packed version of