Heritage Health News

Interim Arrangements During COVID-19 Pandemic

25 Mar 2020

Interim Arrangements During COVID-19 Pandemic Dear Member and Healthcare Provider. During the following few months, the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the norm of healthcare services and it is important that measures are implemented to ensure that those who need critical care at hospitals will have access to bed...

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Tests and Consultations during Covid-19 Challenge

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 TESTS AND CONSULTATIONS Dear Members and Practitioners. The COVID-19 pandemic affects each one of us anxiously not knowing how and when it may impact our lives. It is also important that we remain vigilant protecting our very own exposure including those in the health profession, family friends an...

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World Kidney Day

12 Mar 2020

World Kidney Day (12 March) The term "chronic kidney disease" means lasting damage to the kidneys that can get worse over time. If the damage is very bad, your kidneys may stop working. This is called kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transpla...

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How worried should we be about the Novel Coronavirus?

10 Mar 2020

How worried should we be about the Novel Coronavirus? The overall profile of the disease, including its mortality and ability to spread, is now better understood. Many healthy, young people who are exposed to the coronavirus will experience nothing worse than seasonal flu symptoms, or indeed no symptoms at all. ...

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Novel on Coronavirus

06 Mar 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information With the first confirmed Coronavirus case announced by the South African Department of Health, we would like to provide you some information to keep you safe. The Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some infect people and are kn...

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World Obesity Day

04 Mar 2020

World Obesity Day (04 March) What is obesity and overweight? Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a...

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Rare Disease Day 2020

29 Feb 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020 (29 February) Saturday 29 February was the 13th edition of Rare Disease Day. The campaign continues to grow each year since it was first launched in 2008. Thousands of events were organised over 100 countries and regions to mark the occasion. The community joined together across borders an...

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Show your heart some love this Valentine’s Day

28 Feb 2020

Show your heart some love this Valentine’s Day Candy hearts and chocolate hearts… the heart serves as a universal symbol to express our feelings for our loved ones. But what about loving your own heart? While it may not be very romantic to talk about heart disease risks on Valentine’s Day, it is a great oppo...

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World Cancer Day

04 Feb 2020

World Cancer Day (04 February) Theme: I Am And I Will This World Cancer Day, we recognise that our commitment to act will lead to powerful progress in reducing the global impact of cancer. So, this 4 February whoever you are, your actions - big and small -will make lasting, positive change. Because, progress is...

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Autism Awareness Day

02 Apr 2019

Autism Awareness Day The twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2019. Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all month to increase understanding and acceptance and foster worldwide support. Autism’s core symptoms are social communication challenges and restricted, repetitive...

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Rare Disease Day 2019

28 Feb 2019

Rare Disease Day A rare disease, is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population. Characteristics of Rare Diseases There are over 6000 rare diseases, characterized by a broad diversity of disorders and symptoms that vary not only from disease to disease but also from patient to patient suffe...

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World Leprosy Day

30 Jan 2019

World Leprosy Day Leprosy is a disease that causes severe, scarring skin sores and nerve damage in the limbs. Leprosy firstly affects the skin and then moves on to nerves present outside the brain and spinal cord which is known as the peripheral nerves. Although, it takes three to five years for these symptoms ...

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