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May 15, 2024
Protect your hearing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide “are projected to have some degree of hearing loss, and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation” by 2050. The WHO also states that about 15% of adults 18 years and older have some hearing loss. The risk of hearing loss rises as you age, and up to 39% of adults in their sixties have hearing problems.

Apr 28, 2024
Understanding the quarter-life crisis

The mid-life crisis is a well-documented, and often mocked phenomenon. Characterised by major changes in lifestyle, appearance, and perhaps even the purchase of a sportscar. But, while you may have heard of a mid-life crisis, the quarter-life crisis is not as well-known or understood.

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Apr 08, 2024
The science of ageing

While healthy lifestyle choices can stack the odds in your favour, your genes also have a say in how you age. While it’s true that you may have higher odds of living longer if you have a family history of people reaching a great age, lifestyle changes can still tip the scales in your favour. Your genes are the foundation, but how you build on that foundation is equally important. 

Apr 08, 2024
The health benefits of pets: More than just furry companions

Giving a pet a home is a fulfilling, wonderful experience. Did you know that having a pet can also have a positive impact on your physical and mental health, including stress reduction, cardiovascular health, and emotional support. Here’s a few reasons why dealing with a few hairs on your bed might just be the best trade-off you can ever make.


Mar 07, 2024
The gut-brain connection: Understanding and supporting your gut health

Your gut microbiome can influence your mood, cognition, and overall mental health. But what does an unhealthy gut look like and how can you support your own gut health? Let’s take a look.

Mar 07, 2024
TB – What are the symptoms and what do you do when you contract it?

Tuberculosis, often referred to as TB, remains a significant health concern, especially in South Africa. What are the symptoms of TB and what steps do you need to take if you suspect you've contracted it? Let’s find out.

Health and Wellness
Feb 06, 2024
Building emotional resilience

Navigating the twists and turns of life is never easy. Challenges are inevitable. But, there is a way to handle those sharp turns effectively. By tapping into your own resources and strengths, you can build emotional resilience. 


Dec 12, 2023
Navigating suicide bereavement

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always difficult, but losing someone to suicide can add another level of pain to your grief. The grief you experience is called suicide bereavement. Research suggests that the mourning process for the loved ones of a person who commits suicide differs from the mourning process of those who lose a loved one through other ways.

Oct 04, 2023
Why daily routines can be your recipe for success

Behind every great success lies something seemingly mundane – daily routines. Daily routines and rituals allow you to harness the power to shape your life. Many successful people attribute their triumphs to the consistency. But, how do you prevent these routines from becoming mundane?

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Oct 04, 2023
Embracing self-compassion: Being kind to yourself

Compassion is often only expressed outwardly. The compassion for others and understanding their struggles and the fact that they are just human. They will make mistakes. But, how do you practice that compassion on yourself. And what does it look like? 

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Aug 13, 2023
Taking the first step towards emotional wellbeing

Life is filled with ups and downs we can’t control. These challenges can take every bit of you to overcome, all taking a toll on your mental health. When exacerbated by the difficulties of modern life, the challenges, and difficulties we face can lead to anxiety and depression.

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Aug 13, 2023
Bestmed Heartbeats care: Doing it for Madiba

Bestmed employees, lovingly known as Heartbeats, from several departments opened their hearts and took time to support great causes for Mandela Day on Tuesday, 18 July 2023. 

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Jun 14, 2023
What it takes to save a life

Donating blood can save more than one life at a time. World Blood Donor Day, on 14 June, aims to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and to encourage people to donate. Here’s why blood donation is so important and what it takes to become a donor.

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Apr 02, 2023
How to Avoid the Mid-Year Slump

The mid-year slump is a period of low motivation, energy, and productivity that occurs midway through the year. Many people experience the slump after a period of sustained work, stress, a change of season, or as a result of failing at their lofty new year’s resolutions. 

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