February 23, 2014

We answer your top pregnancy questions!

When it comes to pregnancy, everyone’s an expert! As a first-time mom, there’s plenty of excitement, nerves and changes to your body – on an almost daily basis. And, as if that isn’t enough to deal with, there’s the constant stream of advice, often given by complete strangers. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
February 5, 2014

Making the most of your medical aid

In last week’s episode of the Hello Doctor show, Dr Michael Mol spoke to studio guest Damian McHugh about medical schemes. Get value from Medical Aid The average middle-class South African family has no retirement plan, no life insurance, and no medical aid scheme in place. Of those who do have medical aid, one in four are saying: “I’m paying way too much for medical cover, and have nothing to show for it”. The truth is though, people might not understand or know about the benefits they have available to them. Here, we answer some of your FAQs about medical…
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January 3, 2014

Asthma – frequently asked questions

Q:  Can I exercise if I have asthma? A:  If your asthma is being treated, and it’s under control, then there’s no reason why you can’t still do exercise, it’s just a case of making sure you choose the right type of exercise. Always keep your inhaler with you, and use it before you exercise if you feel the need. It’s also important to warm-up and cool-down properly before and after you work out. If you suffer from exercise induced asthma, the best low-risk exercises are swimming, yoga, treadmill running, and exercises that allow you to take regular breaks –…
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