Heart & Blood Vessels
June 8, 2016

What’s your healthy heart score?

Have you ever noticed your heart rate? Okay, in the middle of a horror movie, a first date or the down-drop on a roller-coaster, you might! But, day-to-day? Probably not. Just because it beats all the time, doesn’t mean that changes in its speed should be ignored. It’s time to find out how healthy your heart really is. (more…)
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March 17, 2014

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Soul-mates for 40 years, Frank and Heila Hunt had happy plans for the next phase of their lives together, once they reached retirement. But everything changed when Heila was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 56. Heila’s condition was diagnosed early, and the couple put everything on hold so that they were able to enjoy what time they had together. For Frank, that was the worst part about his wife’s illness – slowly watching her lose her memory, speech and other abilities. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
February 8, 2014

A boost of adrenaline!

Adrenaline is that sudden hormone boost you get when you’re faced with a highly stressful, exciting or even fearful situation. Adrenaline is secreted by the adrenal gland, and it rapidly increases your blood circulation, breathing and carbohydrate metabolism, and it prepares your muscles for some serious exertion. (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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