15 Mar Handwashing in the spotlight

Scientific research has shown that when health care workers in hospitals have clean hands, infection rates tend to decrease. Yet the reality is many of them don’t wash their hands often enough. Now a South African study conducted in Cape Town has proven that having...

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11 Mar Fun Walk

As part of achieving Outcome 2 of the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA) i.e. “a long life and healthy lifestyle for all South Africans”, St Mary’s Hospital took a decision to conduct Fun Walks on the second Friday of every month. In an era where...

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29 Feb LEAP YEAR BABIES

  Leap Day is February 29 and occurs nearly every four years, but leap day babies, or leaplings, still get to celebrate their birthdays in common years. Some celebrate on February 28, some prefer March 1. However, many countries have laws defining which date a person...

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12 Feb Pregnancy Awareness Week

Pregnancy Awareness week is an important event on the South African Health Calendar and this year it took place in the week of 08 – 14 February. Pregnancy week celebrates the joy of motherhood and stresses the importance of adequate preparation for a safe birth....

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