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Health Check Before Kick-off – Part 1

Posted on June 9, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

As South Africa is positioned to host the Fifa World Cup 2010, the biggest sporting event in the ...

Sacral Dimple

Posted on June 1, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

A sacral dimple is an indentation, present at birth, in the skin on the lower back. It’s usually ...

Dental Health

Posted on May 27, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Also called: Oral Health It’s important to take care of your mouth and teeth starting in early childhood. ...

Breath Odour

Posted on May 26, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Breath odour is the scent of the air you breathe out of your mouth. Unpleasant, distinctive, or offensive ...

Aging Skin

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Your skin changes as you age. You might notice wrinkles, age spots and dryness. Your skin also becomes ...

Nabothian cyst

Posted on May 13, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

A nabothian cyst is a mucus-filled lump on the surface of the cervix. Each nabothian cyst appears as ...

Keloids

Posted on May 11, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Keloids are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. They occur ...

Cataract

Posted on April 28, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. Cataracts are painless. Mostly, they develop in ...

Egg Allergy

Posted on April 15, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Eggs are one of the most common allergy causing foods, especially in children. However, most children eventually outgrow ...

Wisdom Teeth

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Wisdom teeth removal is not necessary if your wisdom teeth are: Healthy Fully erupted – grown in completely ...

Reducing Achilles Tendon Problems

Posted on March 19, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

To reduce your chance of developing Achilles tendon problems, follow these tips: Avoid activities that place excessive stress ...

Preventing Back Pain

Posted on March 2, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Some measures to prevent back pain include: Avoid standing for long periods of time. DO NOT wear high ...

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Posted on February 18, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Within 8 hours of quitting, blood oxygen and carbon monoxide levels normalise. Within 24 hours the risk of ...

Escape the Ergonomic Danger Zone

Posted on February 11, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

More than 90 percent of all office workers use a personal computer, but whether they use it correctly ...

Suicide

Posted on February 10, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) suggests the following ways in which you can support someone ...

Knee Pain

Posted on February 8, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Knee pain usually results from overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, or ...

Choking

Posted on February 3, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Choking occurs when a foreign object becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of air. ...

Acne

Posted on February 1, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Acne. Zits. Pimples. Blemishes. No matter what you call them, acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne ...

Mental Health and Memory

Posted on January 21, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

If you find that you are generally forgetful, below are tips that may help you remember: Associate, or ...

Age Spots

Posted on January 14, 2010 by Caitlin de Kok

Age spots (also called liver spots) are flat, gray, brown or black spots. They vary in size and ...

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