How to deal with alcohol and drug abuse issues in the workplace

It’s not a new phenomenon that company employees allow their drug and alcohol problems to affect their productivity and their workplace conduct in general. However, the awareness and companies’ ability to do something constructive about drug and alcohol abuse is becoming more commonplace and accepted. Substance abuse definitely affects employees’ occupational health and it is […]

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What is gap cover and who is it for?

Medical intervention and treatment is often unexpected and seldom affordable for every patient. Hospital stays and emergency treatment costs can skyrocket, as can the cumulative costs of chronic medication and regular doctors’ appointments. When you compare medical aid quotes, you should be looking for medical cover that you are most likely to need so that […]

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How to read your doctor’s prescription

How to read your doctor’s prescription If you’re feeling rotten and if you trust your doctor intrinsically, you’ll probably transfer the prescription he gives you, from his desk to the pharmacist’s counter, and take the medication he prescribes until you feel better. However, if you stop to read the prescription, you may worsen the flu […]

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what’s the difference between medical insurance and medical aid?

What’s the difference between medical insurance and medical aid? In South Africa, there are hundreds of options of medical aid schemes, employer medical health plans, and health insurance policies to choose from. It can become confusing for consumers to know which is the best solution to choose, especially if they don’t do comprehensive research. Not […]

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Miracles in medicine in South Africa

Miracles in medicine in South Africa It was any parents’ worst nightmare: a freak accident in which their child is the victim of tremendous physical trauma and pain. The story of Pippie Kruger was in the hearts and minds of every South Afrian when on New Year’s Eve in 2011, the three-year-old sustained third-degree burns […]

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Biotechnology

Biotechnology If you visit a site like www.uprice.co.za, you’ll notice that technology is used in a variety of guises to make our everyday lives more comfortable (and entertaining!). The field of biotechnology, specifically, is one which is growing rapidly and becoming vital in the production of food, medicine, cosmetics and other materials used in everyday […]

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The direction of biotechnology growth in South Africa

The direction of biotechnology growth in South Africa South Africa’s rocky past and boycott from the rest of the world meant that in the industrial age and for a few decades beyond, we were on our own for the most part. This resulted in the innovative use of our own natural resources to become as […]

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