Understanding Breast Cancer and Promoting Early Detection

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a crucial annual campaign that aims to educate, raise awareness, and encourage early detection of breast cancer. During the month of October, individuals, organizations, and communities come together to support those affected by breast cancer, honour survivors, and promote lifesaving knowledge. In this article, we will explore the importance of…

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Polio – What you need to know

What is Polio?• Polio is a life-threatening infection that affects the brain and spinal cord.• The poliovirus is transmitted by person-to-person spread mainly through the faecal-oral route and is caused by poor hand hygiene or contaminated water and food. Polio can also be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes droplets into the air.•…

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Nurturing babies through breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a vital process with far-reaching benefits for both mother and child. It provides tailored nutrition, with colostrum boosting the baby’s immune system. The antibodies in breast milk protect against infections and reduce the risk of allergies and chronic diseases later in life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, early initiation of…

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Flu in Pregnancy

What is flu? Flu as commonly called is an upper airway infection with the influenza virus. There are several types and subtypes of  flu viruses namely A, B, C, D. Type A & B are the commonest causes of seasonal flu.  The difference between the common cold and flu The common cold is generally a…

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Six ways to cut back on salt

We’ve all heard that too much salt in the diet is bad for one’s health. Whilst salt may make your meal taste good, too much can lead to overworked organs, inflammation from fluid retention and serious diseases. Whilst one cannot avoid salt entirely, you can make smarter choices to control your sodium intake. Here are…

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Why Is Exercise Important to Teenagers?

It is important to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle in children and teenagers. As they get older, a healthy lifestyle will greatly benefit them. The importance of getting into a healthy lifestyle early in life cannot be over emphasised.  We discuss why exercise is important to teenagers and what are some of the best…

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How to effectively manage diabetes

How to effectively manage diabetes Managing diabetes can be challenging but when done properly, is well worth the effort. With the effective management of diabetes, you will be healthier and have more energy to do the things you love. However, the key to effective diabetes management lies in keeping your blood sugar levels as close…

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Patient Transport System

Kiaat Private Hospital Patient Transport System

Kiaat Private Hospital launches Patient Transport System   At Kiaat Private Hospital we are focused on offering affordable healthcare and quality expertise to our community. A recent market research project was implemented with the assistance of local doctors to determine the transportation needs of our patients. This research gave insight into the hospitals location with…

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Pregnancy Wellness Open Days

Book your seat for one of our pregnancy wellness open days. The visit includes topic related guest speakers as well as a tour of our maternity ward. Great prizes to be won on the day. Please email your name, surname and date that you would like to attend to taryn@kiaathospital.com. Dates are indicated below. We…

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