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New Busamed partnership delivers hope

A vision has become a reality through a new public-private partnership that will see Busamed contribute meaningfully through arthroplasty surgery.

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January 19, 2024

Exciting partnership for Busamed and Waterfall City Athletics Club

The Busamed Hospital Group joins forces with the Waterfall City Athletics Club for an exhilarating partnership launch.

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December 19, 2023

Bring Love and Change this Season!

Pelo Foundation is closing the year with several activities as part of its fundraising and awareness mission. On 02 December, the Foundation participated in the Christmas Carol Variety Show, which was hosted by Trinity School in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. The day was filled with activities such as a crafter's market for shopping and fantastic food stalls for festive feasting!

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December 7, 2023

Empowering Global Health

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder, characterised by insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. Symptoms that a person can present with include polyuria, polydipsia, lethargy, recurrent infections and yeast infections.

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November 27, 2023

World Prematurity Day

This day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the challenges faced by preterm babies and their families. A premature baby has a huge impact (positive and less positive) on the whole family. According to the World Health Organisation 15 million babies are born prematurely in the world each year. This is more than 1 in 10 babies.

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November 22, 2023

Understanding the differences between prostate and testicular cancer

While both prostate and testicular cancers involve the male reproductive system, they differ significantly in terms of demographics, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment strategies. Cancer is a complex group of diseases, each with its own distinct characteristics and implications. Prostate cancer and testicular cancer are two types of cancer that affect the male reproductive system. Despite sharing the same general area of the body, these cancers differ significantly in terms of risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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November 9, 2023

CANCER SCREENING… taking control of our health to ensure our future-self’s wellbeing.

Cancer screening refers to tests used to detect cancer in individuals who do not have any symptoms. It aims to detect cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable and potentially curable. Screen today, for a better tomorrow.

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November 2, 2023

Boy happier and full of life after heart surgery

One year later Anati Foster is living life to the fullest. The 11-year-old boy is enjoying every heartbeat. And every minute of his life. "My boy is doing very well and very healthy. He plays and runs like other children his age, says his mom Tabisa. “Our life has changed for the better since Anati was operated a year ago.”

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October 30, 2023

Keeping your “tripod” balanced

Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in spinal surgery, Dr Lusanda Bomela raises awareness on the importance of taking care of your spine through mobility, posture and balance.

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October 24, 2023

Breast Cancer Survivor: “Don’t ignore your body’s warnings.”

Itumeleng Nhlapho-Letshwenyo talks to Busamed about beating stage 3 breast cancer and the importance of taking your diagnosis seriously this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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October 10, 2023

National Nutrition Week: Feel Good with Food

You are what you eat” is a saying that we’ve all heard but many of us haven’t stopped to take in the full impact of that statement. Poor diet is listed as the leading cause of death worldwide and the second-highest contributor to diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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October 6, 2023

Meet the Surgical Imaging System Transforming the Surgical Landscape in KZN

When it comes to surgery, there are a number of factors that place a patient at risk. While these risks are discussed with a patient prior to surgery, more often than not, the surgeries proceed with tremendous outcomes. But, what happens if there is a possibility of reducing risks for the patient? You won’t have to wonder any more. Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital has proudly announced the acquisition of the O-Arm® – an imaging machine that places patient safety and surgical precision at the centre of its goals.

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October 6, 2023

The World of Arthritis

I wanted to introduce you to the World of arthritis - the Old, the New and the Modern. The Old World of Medicine is reflected in visual art; Egyptian mummies who underwent X-rays; as well as verses and writings of brilliant poets and authors.

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September 27, 2023

Pelo Foundation – Get to know our Ambassador, Mr Simnikiwe Bongco

Born and raised in one of the dangerous townships, Duncan Village, in the Eastern Cape, is South Africa’s World Boxing Champion and Medalist, Simnikiwe Bongco. The athlete partnered with the Pelo Foundation in July 2023 to raise funds and awareness for children born with congenital heart diseases.

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September 14, 2023

Does Kidney Disease Run In Your Family?

Dr J Moodley says genetics plays a significant role in some cases of kidney disease. Here are some risk factors.

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September 1, 2023

Short Stories in Rheumatoid Arthritis

I wanted to take you through a consultation of a patient I have recently seen. He was 41 years old, married with 2 children, but felt like he was 80. He had noticed painful joint swelling and stiffness 2 months ago, affecting his fingers, knees and feet.