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Vigilance key to protecting children over the school holidays

Greater awareness of child safety can assist in preventing injuries “There is a marked increase in the number of toddlers who are treated at Netcare hospital emergency departments over the summer holidays ...
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Old Mutual and Nedbank pledge $1m to help fight Ebola

Old Mutual and Nedbank have jointly pledged $1 million towards the recently announced African Union-Private Sector Ebola fund. The fund’s overall vision is long-term and includes rebuilding affected economies ...
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Key questions to ask when changing medical scheme

It’s that time of year when you may be considering changing your medical scheme. Liberty Medical Scheme’s Executive Principal Officer, Andrew Edwards, outlines the key questions you should be asking ...
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Directors and Reckless Conduct: Disregarding Standards of Care

Article by Terrance M. Booysen, CEO, CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd Johannesburg: There has hardly been a day that goes by where the media headlines do not grip the attention of citizens, announcing yet another ...
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MMI acquisition of CareCross finalised

The MMI Holdings Limited’s (MMI) acquisition of CareCross Health Group, including a majority share in Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA) (first announced in June 2014) has been finalised with regulatory ...
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The Retail Distribution Review and Healthcare Advisers

Under the heading “Scope Limitations”, the discussion document on the retail distribution review states: Where distribution of medical schemes is concerned, certain aspects of the distribution model ...
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The Retail Distribution Review - Considering the Bigger Picture

After attending the FSB’s seminar on Monday, I was actually at a loss as to where to start with conveying the contents of the Retail Distribution Review proposals. We will cover the proposals in a series ...
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School learners taken to optometrists, academic performance enhanced

Heeding government’s call for corporate participation in assisting learners with eye care, Thebemed Medical Scheme has moved to the second phase of its eye care drive in disadvantaged communities, where school ...
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Shocking increase in diabetes may affect the health of millions worldwide

The International Diabetes Federation (www. idf. org) estimates that the current worldwide population of some 382 million people with diabetes will increase to over 590 million by 2035 (a mere 20 years away). That’s ...
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SA’s medical schemes environment is undergoing change: PwC research paper

Innovation empowers members of medical schemes to push for transparency to make better-informed choices, according to PwC’s Research paper for medical schemes, 2014: Drivers of change. This will drive medical ...
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Family the leading cause of stress for SA’s professionals

South Africa’s graduate professionals are more stressed by their families than any other reason, including financial commitments or their occupation. This is according to a recent survey of nearly 3 000 ...
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Diabetes tsunami threatens SA workplaces

Diabetes – a non-communicable disease (NCD) directly linked to an individual’s background, lifestyle and environment. A disease considered to be preventable. So why is there an emerging global epidemic? ...
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FSB releases Retail Distribution Review paper for comment

The Financial Services Board (FSB) released a discussion paper yesterday outlining the results of its Retail Distribution Review (RDR). The paper proposes a number of far-reaching reforms to the regulatory framework ...
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Anglo American invests R15 million in Chair of Occupational Hygiene at Wits University

Mining continues to play a central role in shaping the social, political, economic and health landscape of South Africa and Africa today JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa: Anglo American (http://www. com) is investing ...
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South Africa makes great strides in malaria control

Prevention remains key when it comes to saving lives Johannesburg: “South Africa has made considerable strides in the fight against malaria by cutting mortality rates by an impressive 85% over the past ...
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Netcare hospitals invite women to learn more about conditions which may impact their health

Netcare Park Lane and Netcare Rand hospitals to host free women’s health awareness event Did you know that one in 29 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Or that ...
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