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2023 Newsletters - 2023-05-18

World Hypertension Day 2023

The heart is the body’s most vital organ. When it beats, it pumps blood into the vessels which send the blood around the body. The force of pushing blood against the walls of the blood vessels is called the blood pressure. When the blood pressure is high, the heart has to pump harder to circulate blood around the body.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-05-15


Allergies are a common health issue affecting millions of people worldwide. In this newsletter, we'll discuss the types of allergies, testing, management, and prevention.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-04-03

Cholera Update

During the first week of February this year, the South African health authorities reported two cases of cholera in people returning from Malawi. Since then, four more infections have been notified to the NICD.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-03-14

The Salty Truth

Salt is closely related to many aspects of human history. Its uses are vast ranging from being used to preserve and flavor food to being used to promote fertility in animals (1,2).

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-03-09

Kidney Health

Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!
In the spirit of this year’s theme let’s explain a short summary of what we need to know about the kidney.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-02-17

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Any sexually active person may be exposed to an STI and request to be screened. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following:

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2022 Newsletters - 2022-12-19

HPV and Cervical Cancer

HPV (Human Papillloma Virus) has been established as the cause of cervical cancer. It is spread through close sexual contact.

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2022 Newsletters - 2022-12-19

Health Screening for Men and Women

A wellness test is a medical investigation, such as a yearly physical check-up, which is aimed at preventing health problems in a healthy person.

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2022 Newsletters - 2022-12-07

Kidney Disease

The kidneys are one of the major organs in the body that filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. As kidneys fail, waste builds up since the kidneys are damaged and can't filter as well. This can cause swelling in your ankles, nausea, weakness, poor sleep, and shortness of breath.

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2022 Newsletters - 2022-12-02

HIV Integrase Inhibitors

Clinicians now have five classes of antiretroviral agents (ARVs) for the treatment of HIV infection in both treatment-naïve and treatment - experienced individuals.

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