Peermed health clinic
  • Peermed family health clinic
  • Ultrasound and 4D scan, Optometrist and x-ray
  • Dispensing doctors (general practitioners) and dentists
  • Physiotherapist and dispensary pharmacy
Welcome to Peermed Family Health Clinic
NEWS

3 Dangers of not sleeping enough

3 Dangers of not sleeping enough
1. Sleepiness Causes Accidents Sleep deprivation was a factor in some of the biggest disasters in recent history: the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill, the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and others. But sleep loss is also a big public safety hazard every day on the road. Drowsiness can slow reaction time as much as driving drunk. 2. Sleep Loss [....]

CHANGE IN SEASON: 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NOSE

CHANGE IN SEASON: 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NOSE

* The nose and sinuses produce mucus to protect the lungs from bacteria, viruses, and certain particles in the air.

* 80% of what people perceive to be a sense o [....]


DIETICIAN: Foods that contain more protein than Eggs

DIETICIAN: Foods that contain more protein than Eggs

1. Roasted soybeans 

Just 55g of this snack houses 15g of protein, along with a sizable dose of fibre and potassium. It’s the perfect ingredient to in [....]


ULTRASOUND FUN FACTS:

ULTRASOUND FUN FACTS:

1. One of the smallest ultrasound transducers is small enough to fit into a blood vessel.

2. Ultrasound can determine the sex of a fetus as early as 18-20 weeks. [....]


CHANGE IN SEASON: 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NOSE

CHANGE IN SEASON: 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NOSE

* The nose and sinuses produce mucus to protect the lungs from bacteria, viruses, and certain particles in the air.

* 80% of what people perceive to be a sense o [....]


IS IT BAD TO BITE YOUR NAILS?

IS IT BAD TO BITE YOUR NAILS?

For starters, biting your nails can raise the risk of catching a cold or other illness because you're putting unwashed hands in your mouth. It can also raise the risk of paronychia, or infection of the skin surrounding the nail, says Rochelle Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D., a dermatol [....]


DOCTOR FACT OF THE DAY:

DOCTOR FACT OF THE DAY:

DOCTOR FACT OF THE DAY:
The richest doctor in the world is originally from South Africa

Patrick Soon-Shiong is a South African-born American surgeon, pro [....]


INTERESTING EYE FACTS:

INTERESTING EYE FACTS:

1. An eye is composed of more than 2 million working parts.

2. 80% of our memories are determined by what we see.

IS IT BAD TO BITE YOUR NAILS?

IS IT BAD TO BITE YOUR NAILS?

For starters, biting your nails can raise the risk of catching a cold or other illness because you're putting unwashed hands in your mouth. It can also raise the risk of paronychia, or infection of the skin surrounding the nail, says Rochelle Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D., a dermatol [....]


PHYSIOTHERAPY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK:

PHYSIOTHERAPY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK:
PHYSIOTHERAPY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK: 1. It Treats Many More Conditions Than You Think Physiotherapy is used to manage chronic pain, back pain and asthma, and it can help to prepare for childbirth. It can also manage obesity and treat vertigo. 2. Physiotherapy Was Established in Canada After World War 1 Physiotherapy was established in Canada to treat thousands of soldiers in Wor [....]

HEALTHY NEW YEAR RESOLUTION:

HEALTHY NEW YEAR RESOLUTION:

1. Stay in touch

It’s good for your health to reconnect with family and friends. Research suggests people with strong social ties live longer than those wh [....]


HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS:

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS:

1. Park and lock your car in secure, well-lit areas keeping valuables, including bags and coats, hidden.

2. If you’re going away for Christmas, make your h [....]


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ASTHMA:

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ASTHMA:

1. In the last decade, the number of people with asthma increased by 15%.

2. Asthma costs more than $50 billion every year in health care costs in America alone. [....]


HEALTH NEWS:

HEALTH NEWS:

Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.

Its 11th International Classification of Disea [....]


REST YOUR EYES REGULARLY:

REST YOUR EYES REGULARLY:

For every 20 minutes that you spend staring at a screen, look at something else that is around 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds to reduce eye strain.

Resea [....]


NEXT TIME YOU THINK ABOUT SMOKING CONSIDER THESE EFFECTS:

NEXT TIME YOU THINK ABOUT SMOKING CONSIDER THESE EFFECTS:

1. Gum Disease

Smoking contributes to periodontis—a gum infection that destroys the bone that supports the teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adul [....]


Things Podiatrists Wish Everyone Knew About Their Feet:

Things Podiatrists Wish Everyone Knew About Their Feet:

1. Don't go barefoot in a public shower.

Gym showers and locker-room floors are a big-time breeding ground for the fungus that causes athlete's foot.

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DOCTORS VS APPS: The winner is...

DOCTORS VS APPS: The winner is...

When doctors in the study were armed with a patient’s medical history and symptoms, and then compared with information entered into a symptom checker, doctors arrived at the correct diagnosis 72% of the time, as opposed to 34% for the apps .

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DID YOU KNOW: 6 INTERESTING HEALTH FACTS

DID YOU KNOW: 6 INTERESTING HEALTH FACTS

1. Chewing gum makes you more alert

2. ATM machines and public toilets are equally dirty

PHARMACY FACTS:

PHARMACY FACTS:

1. Coca-Cola was invented by a pharmacist named John Pemberton.

2. The global pharmaceuticals market is worth $300 billion.

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Health-E News: Micro-plastic in your water?

Health-E News: Micro-plastic in your water?

There is bad news for health-conscious consumers, who spend their days swigging water from plastic bottles. Recent testing of bottled water randomly collected from 12 different countries worldwide found high levels of micro-plastic. But experts don’t yet know what effect this has on our health and sa [....]


Dietitians

Dietitians

1. 5% of registered dietitians nutritionists are male.

2. Many dietitians enjoy spending time in the kitchen preparing nutritious, delicious, and healthful meals [....]


FACTS ABOUT LISTERIOSIS

FACTS ABOUT LISTERIOSIS

1. The outbreak started in June 2017.

2. To date 180 people have died and over 900 people have received medical care after being infected.

HEALTH NEWS: FIRST HEALTH TAX IN AFRICA

HEALTH NEWS: FIRST HEALTH TAX IN AFRICA

 

South Africa’s new tax on sugary drinks, which came into effect on 1 April, has been one of the most hotly debated taxes in the history of South [....]


HEALTH NEWS: FIRST HEALTH TAX IN AFRICA

HEALTH NEWS: FIRST HEALTH TAX IN AFRICA

South Africa’s new tax on sugary drinks, which came into effect on 1 April, has been one of the most hotly debated taxes in the history of South Africa, eliciting threats and massive lobbying from beverage companies.

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Fun Facts About Physiotherapy:

Fun Facts About Physiotherapy:

1: Physiotherapy and physical therapy is the same thing

2: Physiotherapy was established in Canada after World War 1

Optimism linked with living longer and warding off cancer, stroke, infection, heart disease

Optimism linked with living longer and warding off cancer, stroke, infection, heart disease


In uncertain times, do you expect good things will happen?
 
If your answer is yes, you might want to think about ploughing more money into your superannuation.
 
Your answer suggests you're an optimist and optimists seem to live longer, a growing body of research shows.
 
Several studies have shown an optimistic thinking [....]

3 HEALTH FITNESS MYTH BUSTING FACTS:

3 HEALTH FITNESS MYTH BUSTING FACTS:

1.MYTH: Crunches are the key to flat abs.

FACT: They may be the most iconic abdominal exercise around, but doing crunches is not actually the best way to slim yo [....]


COOL BODY FACTS

COOL BODY FACTS

1. Your heart beats 100 000 times a day.

2. More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing.

Young people too cocky about condom prowess, study shows

Young people too cocky about condom prowess, study shows
A new study shows many young people feel over-confident about their condom skills, despite often using them incorrectly and inconsistently.
The study called Errors and Predictors of Confidence in Condom Use Amongst Young Adults Attending a Music Festival, included data from interviews with 290 people between 18 and 29 who attended a music festival that cannot be named for privacy reasons. [....]

Side Effects of Chewing Gum

Side Effects of Chewing Gum

1. You'll eat less fruit and more junk food:

A study showed gum chewing not only had no effect on calories consumed, but chewing mint-flavored gum reduced the intake of healthy food (fruit) and increased the likelihood of eating junk food such as potato chips and candy.

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WHAT CAUSES DRY LIPS & HOW TO STOP IT FROM HAPPENING

WHAT CAUSES DRY LIPS & HOW TO STOP IT FROM HAPPENING

WHAT CAUSES DRY LIPS & HOW TO STOP IT FROM HAPPENING

1. Dehydration
Many of us don't drink enough water. We also don't eat enough fresh vegetables and fruit, which are high in liquid. Drink plenty of liquids, but go easy on the booze and coffee, which can make dehydration worse.

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Hot tea linked to cancer, but unlikely to be an issue for most tea drinkers

Hot tea linked to cancer, but unlikely to be an issue for most tea drinkers
Researchers found that regularly drinking tea over 65 degrees Celsius was associated with an eight times higher risk of oesophageal cancer. Most of us enjoy a good cuppa. And for a cuppa to be good it needs to be hot. But should we cool our relationship with one of our favourite beverages, given that research has linked drinking hot tea to cancer?
Probably not, unless you drink your tea sca [....]

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BACK PAIN:

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BACK PAIN:

Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the po [....]


4 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING DIABETES:

4 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING DIABETES:

1. Get more physical activity

Research shows that aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes. The greatest benefit comes from a fitness p [....]


MEMORY LOSS: NORMAL OR A SIGN FOR CONCERN?

MEMORY LOSS: NORMAL OR A SIGN FOR CONCERN?
Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say.
But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may indicate a more serious issue.
So, what kind of memory issue suggests the need for a medical assessment? Some examples include: memory loss that disrupts daily activities such as [....]

eye Sight Issues

eye Sight Issues
1. Tension headaches
Extremely high contrast from lit screens can cause headaches.
Reading dark print on an extremely bright background can lead to spasms of the muscles at the temples, which causes stress headaches, he said.
2. Dry eye
When looking at something in the distance, your eyes automatically blink a certain number of times.
However, blink rate slows do [....]

Can a couple survive if they sleep in separate beds?

Can a couple survive if they sleep in separate beds?
Do you sleep in the same bed as your partner or in separate rooms?
If you do sleep separately, the reason might not be that the relationship has broken down — it could be just a matter of convenience.
One partner might do shift work, someone snores while the other is a light sleeper, or perhaps you're a doona stealer.
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3 REASONS YOU CANT STOP SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD:

3 REASONS YOU CANT STOP SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD:

3 REASONS YOU CANT STOP SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD:

1. Dandruff
Usually the scalp is either too dry or greasy when one has dandruff which also contributes in creating an itch. You need to get rid of the white flakes to reduce itchiness.

2. Hair prod [....]


FACTS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW:

FACTS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW:

1. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.

You have an immune system. Antibiotics kill bacteria only!

2. Humans do, in fact, use 100% of their brain
Just not all at the same time. That would result in a seizure.

3. Alcohol [....]


Google vs Doctor

Google vs Doctor

GOOGLE VS DOCTOR

1 Dr. Google doesn’t know you. Can’t see you, can’t hear your story, can’t smell you, and can’t touch you. It doesn’t have intuition or gut feelings about you.

2. The Internet breeds cyberchondria in some and false reassurance in other [....]


3 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO DRINK ENOUGH WATER EVERYDAY:

3 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO DRINK ENOUGH WATER EVERYDAY:

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids.

Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, ab [....]


WHY YOU SHOULD NOT USE DR. GOOGLE:

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT USE DR. GOOGLE:

Search engines such as Google provide irrelevant information that could lead to incorrect self-diagnosis and treatment, and delay people suffering dangerous illnesses from visiting their doctor, according to a new study.

The researchers also suggested the internet was helping to create a new conditio [....]


money tips teaser

money tips teaser


·         Always pay for snacks in cash if you're trying to eat healthily.
·         Before a credit card purchase, imagine getting that amount of money out of the ATM.
·         If your headache is really bad, buy the more e [....]

I GUESS YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS ABOUT DIETITIANS

I GUESS YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS ABOUT DIETITIANS

1. Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists are not the same thing. 

Anyone can be a Nutritionist, but to be a registered Dietitian, you need to study at a University.

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2. They eat unhealthy food too.
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STROKE: EARLY SYMPTOMS

STROKE: EARLY SYMPTOMS

THE POWER OF A SMILE

THE POWER OF A SMILE

1. Smiling lowers stress and anxiety

2. Smiling is contagious...
Studies report that just seeing one person smiling activates the area of your brain that controls your facial movement, which leads to a grin.

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NOSE BODY LANGUAGE

NOSE BODY LANGUAGE

1. Flared

When the nostrils are widened it allows more air to be breathed in and out and readies the person for combat. In a related sense, this can indicate the person is experiencing extreme displeasure.

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HEADACHE FACTS

HEADACHE FACTS

HEADACHE FACTS

1. FIFTY PERCENT OF PEOPLE WITH MIGRAINES DON'T REALIZE THEY HAVE THEM.

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Q: Does drinking water help you lose weight?

Q: Does drinking water help you lose weight?
A: There's no compelling evidence to show drinking water helps with weight loss.
When it comes to losing weight, most of us are willing to try anything; well at least anything that doesn't involve eating less and moving more.
One popular theory says that if you drink more water, you will lose weight. The belief is that drinking water helps suppress your appet [....]

HEALTH TECH NEWS: Healthier heart: AliveCor Kardia Band

HEALTH TECH NEWS: Healthier heart: AliveCor Kardia Band

HEALTH TECH NEWS:

Healthier heart: AliveCor Kardia Band

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5 HARDEST HABITS TO BREAK

5 HARDEST HABITS TO BREAK

1. Snacking

One simple reason for this: Our brains tell us to because they make us feel good. Foods high in fat and carbohydrates raise our mood by producing neurotransmitters like serotonin and anandamide.

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Medical benefits of getting a 4D scan done

Medical benefits of getting a 4D scan done

MEDICAL BENEFITS OF GETTING A 4D SCAN DONE:

There are medical benefits of a 4D scan with the sonographer able to check your baby’s growth, the position of [....]


Sleep deprivation: Six ways being tired can damage your life

Sleep deprivation: Six ways being tired can damage your life
In April 1970, Frank Cole was driving home from a party to his parents' home in Melbourne when he began to feel drowsy.
In the chilly early hours of Sunday morning, the 21-year-old had on the heater in his EJ Holden and was following his cousin's car.
But after a week working on a sheep farm he was exhausted, and soon felt his eyelids getting heavy.
"I felt myself drif [....]

Q: Is chocolate good for your heart?

Q: Is chocolate good for your heart?
A: Yes, but it has to be dark chocolate.
Do you ever use the 'health' argument to justify your chocolate consumption?
Humankind owes much to medical research, but it's the ability of scientists to help us justify our bad habits that makes us appreciate spending research dollars. Few cases highlight this better than chocolate.
A lot of research has [....]

5 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT DOCTORS:

5 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT DOCTORS:

1. Some of the earliest named doctors were women, this dates as far back as 2700 BC.

2. About 64% of physicians report working overtime. Some physicians may work as many as 60 hours per week.

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3.Doctors leave [....]


DANGERS OF OVERUSING YOUR CELLPHONE

DANGERS OF OVERUSING YOUR CELLPHONE

1.Cancer Risk

A new study from Sweden suggests decades of cell phone use can triple your chances for brain cancer.

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2. Hindering Sleep
Cell phones might even be hazardous to our sleep, with the late [....]


TEETH FACTS

TEETH FACTS

TEETH FACTS

1. The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.

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10 hacks to help you sleep better

10 hacks to help you sleep better
The demands of modern life and our penchant for resisting the universal, biological need for shut-eye mean we're squeezing more into our waking lives — but at what cost to our nightly slumber?
Of the 20,000 people we surveyed for our recent sleep snapsho [....]

3 FACTS ABOUT STOMACH FLU:

3 FACTS ABOUT STOMACH FLU:

1. It's extremely contagious

Stomach flu spreads via the "fecal-oral route," which is just as gross as it sounds. Basically, viruses from infected feces or v [....]


Interesting eye test

Interesting eye test

INTERESTING EYE FACTS:

1. Babies are born color blind.

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Amazing Facts about 4D scan

Amazing Facts about 4D scan
To all expecting parents out there, pregnancy ultrasounds has never been this exhilarating - and real. With the entry of 4D Scan in Pretoria, Jo’burg, Germiston, and more places to come soon, there’s a “bundle of reason” be excited like a little kid. Before we even delve into the scintillating facts about 3D/4D scans, let’s get a few basics out of the way. [....]

RANDOM HEALTH FACTS MANY DON'T KNOW:

RANDOM HEALTH FACTS MANY DON'T KNOW:

1. Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08.

2. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.

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3. In some parts of the worl [....]


4 habits to protect you against the flu

4 habits to protect you against the flu

1. Sanitise your office space

Cold and flu viruses easily spread from person to person, as well as making their way onto surfaces we regularly touch. These surfa [....]


Digital detoxing in the real world: How to get started

Digital detoxing in the real world: How to get started
By Bernie Hobbs
Do you need time to disconnect from the digital world?
It's easy to disconnect when you're on holiday, but how can we manage our technology in regular life — during a normal working week — so we're not slaves to our phones?
There's nothing like a few w [....]

Don't wash your chicken

Don't wash your chicken

 

Your grandmother may have told you to wash your chicken before you cook it, but it doesn't mean it's a good idea. Surveys suggest up to 60 per cent of Australians wash their chickens.

And food safety experts want us all to ignore Nana on this one. [....]


The reality of childbirth: teaching expectant parents what to expect

The reality of childbirth: teaching expectant parents what to expect
By Mark Rigby
As a midwife and childbirth educator Annette Loadsman does not sugar-coat reality.
Parents-to-be attending her antenatal classes are not just met with lessons in rhythmic breathing, they are given a realistic enactment of just how powerful contractions can be.
To some it might seem over the to [....]

3 HEALTH FITNESS MYTH BUSTING FACTS:

3 HEALTH FITNESS MYTH BUSTING FACTS:

1.MYTH: Crunches are the key to flat abs.

FACT: They may be the most iconic abdominal exercise around, but doing crunches is not actually the best way to slim yo [....]


10 foods and drinks that make dentists wary

10 foods and drinks that make dentists wary
by ABC Health & Wellbeing and Peermed Health
It's not just chewy lollies and fizzy soft drinks that are enemies of your pearly whites. Some of the foods and drinks that can cause trouble for your teeth will probably surprise you.
Visiting the dentist isn't a favourite pastime for most of us. But taking care with what passes your lips might mean you can be spared some unpleasa [....]

THINGS TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME DOES TO YOUR BODY

THINGS TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME DOES TO YOUR BODY

THINGS TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME DOES TO YOUR BODY

1. You're More Vulnerable To Metabolic Syndrome

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