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Jan 23, 2022
Leprosy Awareness Day

Leprosy is an age-old disease which is also known as Hansen's disease.  Leprosy was feared to be highly contagious at its peak but may today believe this disease is dormant or extinct but last year alone 127558 new cases were recorded worldwide.

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Oct 24, 2021
Autism now covered by Bestmed

Not much is known about the causes of ASD, however most scientists agree that genes are one of the risk factors that make a person more likely to develop it. Individuals with certain genetic or chromosomal conditions, such as fragile X syndrome or tuberous sclerosis, have a greater chance of having ASD.

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Oct 19, 2021
Prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass and is often seen as “an old woman’s disease”. The fact is, one in three women in South Africa and one in every five men can develop this disease from as early as 25-years old. Another eyebrow-raising fact is that between four and six million South Africans potentially suffer from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis increases your chances of breaking or fracturing your bones in circumstances that would not normally result in such an injury, such as a fall.

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Oct 18, 2021
Managing diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects your body’s ability to process and use glucose (a type of sugar) in your blood properly for energy for your cells. If not controlled, it may lead to excess glucose in your blood, which could lead to serious health issues.

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Sep 22, 2021
September is cervical cancer awareness month

Did you know that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in South Africa? Mainly caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV), it accounts for more than 270 000 deaths worldwide annually. HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. The virus enters your body, usually through a cut, abrasion, or small tear in your skin and it is transferred primarily by skin-to-skin contact, usually through sexual intercourse.

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Jul 16, 2021
Maximise Prescribed Minimum Benefits

Thinking about medical aid is enough to give anyone a headache. The jargon, T&Cs and the dreaded co-payments. One term that all medical aids undoubtedly use is Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs), but it is another grey area that many people are not too clued up on.

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May 18, 2021
10 more scrumptious superfoods

You asked and we heard. Now we present you with 10 more scrumptious superfoods for your pantry. We love them because they’re packed with an extra punch of nutrients that are extremely good for you.

Health and Wellness
Mar 22, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine and 2021 flu vaccine

Winter is here and as usual, so is the dreaded flu. However, with the medical technology of vaccines, the chances of contracting either of these viruses can be greatly reduced or even eliminated completely. Why take the risk? Take your vaccine as soon as you can. Protect yourself and your family from these winter viruses so that your immune system can be at its peak in case you have to defend your body from an ailment.

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Mar 22, 2021
Hearing care for all! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate

World Hearing Day, 3 March 2021, marks the launch of the World Report on Hearing, presenting a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 466 million people worldwide had disabling hearing loss in March 2020, 34 million of these being children.

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Mar 01, 2021
Prevent tuberculosis (TB)

What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious lung disease. Although bacteria (not a virus) causes TB, the infection spreads in the same way as COVID-19 – from one person to another through tiny droplets released from the nose or mouth into the air. It’s the leading cause of death in South Africa and one of the top ten causes of death worldwide.

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Oct 19, 2020
Bestmed donation assists Unisa students

Bestmed CEO and Principal Officer, Mr Leo Dlamini, presented a donation of R120 000 towards purchasing much-needed laptops for underprivileged students to Prof. Mandla Makhanya, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, on Monday, 28 September 2020 at Bestmed’s head offices in Pretoria.

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Oct 19, 2020
Reap all the Clicks benefits as a Bestmed member

The Clicks ClubCard benefit works as follows: All Bestmed main members who have a Clicks Loyalty Card or Clicks ClubCard will receive double points on all products (excluding medicine) purchased from any Clicks retail stores or online store. Please take note of the following: Members will be entitled to two Clicks ClubCard points for every R5 of the retail selling price charged by Clicks for the products.

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Oct 19, 2020
Tempo, Wherever You Are

From new year’s resolutions to sudden realisations when you strain a muscle playing with the kids, vowing to improve your health and physical well-being is something that is easier said than done. The Bestmed Tempo wellness programme has aimed to make self-improvement a little bit easier by giving you free benefits that can help you improve your health and live your best life.

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Oct 13, 2020
Bestmed’s unique, specialised digital platforms

Just a year ago, the thought of paperless scripts, integrated platforms for specialist referrals and video consultations seemed more futuristic than realistic. The medical aid industry is expected to spearhead innovative solutions to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that members have safe access to service providers. The iCanRefer digital platform and iCanScript web application are examples of how Bestmed Medical Scheme is getting it right.

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