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Common causes for shoulder pain in adults

By: Dr Heckroodt Laubscher (Orthopaedic Surgeon) Common causes for shoulder pain in adults We rarely think about – or marvel at – the muscle movements it takes to simply lift up our arms – until we get a nagging shoulder pain that hinders our movements. “Shoulder pain can be very uncomfortable and can affect even

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Quick in-and-out of new EL hospital with modern techniques

Improvements to medical technology lead to more same-day surgery and faster recovery times TED KEENAN Health care in 2021 would have been almost unimaginable 10 years ago. Book into a hospital in the morning, get processed and into a ward within minutes rather than hours, have the procedure on time, and be home for dinner.

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Controversies in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Dr Brad Gelbart,

Cure was a sponsor of the Southern African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress where the topic was Controversies in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Dr Brad Gelbart, an Orthopaedic Surgeon that operates at Cure Fourways, delivered a seminar on “back to surgery after COVID-19”. See video below for an informative update on this topic.

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The Rolling Stones

By DR JC (CORNE) VAN GRAAN – Urologist; MBChB(Pta) , M.MED(UROL) FC UROL(SA) Understanding kidney stones, how to treat them and preventative steps to avoid more recurrence. Our kidneys play a vital role in eliminating waste products from the body.  These waste products are excreted as urine via the ureter into the bladder and then

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Men’s health questions

The danger of prostate cancer lies in the fact that a patient might be asymptomatic and still have aggressive cancer. That is why there is value in screening for prostate cancer in an appropriate male with risk factors for the disease. Usually, screening starts at age 50 years, unless very high risk (like a first-degree

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Potential Ototopical Antiseptics for the Treatment of Active
Chronic Otitis Media: An In Vitro Evaluation

Andries Francois van Straten, Rachel Blokland, James William Loock, and Andrew WhitelawDivision of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch / Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town,South Africa; and department of Medical Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch and National Health Laboratory Service, CapeTown, South Africa Objectives: Primary: to compare, in vitro, the antimicrobial activity of different

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Dizziness / Vertigo

Dr Chris J B Smit is an Ear Nose and Throat specialist at Louis Pasteur Hospital. He completed his MB.CH.B (UP) in 1967 and Need (Leto)(UP) 1972. He has been in private ENT practice since 1974. DIZZINESS: imbalance with sensation of light-headedness, giddiness, drowsiness, fainting. Non-spinning dizziness when standing or walking indicates a neurological problem and

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Women’s Health and Cancer

By: Dr Carolina van der Westhuizen (Gynaecologist) One of the aims in women’s health is the prevention of cancer or the early detection thereof. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in females in the world, followed by cervical cancer. This article is to put the focus back on the importance of screening for these

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Menopause

Written by Dr Dalene Barnard. Information adapted from UpToDate Natural menopause is defined as the permanent cessation of menstrual periods, determined retrospectively after a woman has experienced 12 months of amenorrhea without any other obvious pathological or physiological cause. It occurs as ovarian follicles are near depleted. The age varies but occur at a median

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Article Pterygium

Dr Norman Nieder-HeitmannPaarl Oog Sentrum, Bo Lady Grey Straat, Paarl, 021 871 1368 What is a pterygium? A pterygium is when a part of the conjunctiva grows over the cornea (cornea). The conjunctiva is a thin, translucent membrane that aligns the sclera (white part of the eye) and the inside of the eyelids. What is

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