Expert Advice from Bonitas Medical Aid

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 18 of…

  • May 13, 2024
  • Bonitas
Your pregnancy is starting to become more obvious, and if you’re trying to conceal your bump, you may start finding...

Getting to grips with flu

  • May 9, 2024
  • Bonitas
Few common illnesses are more unpleasant than the flu. The aches, pains, chills, fever and cough are bad enough. Add...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 17 of…

  • May 6, 2024
  • Bonitas
Week 17 your baby is getting bigger, and this week they’ll start developing more fatty tissue. You may have started...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 16 of…

  • May 2, 2024
  • Bonitas
You are now 4 months pregnant, and have 24 weeks left to go before you birth day, although this may...

Measles – it’s a serious illness

  • April 25, 2024
  • Bonitas
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of an ‘alarming’ increase in measles cases – almost 45-fold in Europe last...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 15 of…

  • April 22, 2024
  • Bonitas
Congratulations, you and your baby are now at week 15, while your baby still has lots of growing to do,...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 14 of…

  • April 15, 2024
  • Bonitas
Week 14 of your pregnancy and you’re in month four of your pregnancy with five to go - almost half...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 13 of…

  • April 8, 2024
  • Bonitas
At week 13 of your pregnancy you are now in your second trimester. This trimester is often nicknamed the honeymoon...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 12 of…

  • April 1, 2024
  • Bonitas
This is now the last week of your first trimester, which is week 1 to 12. Your clothes are probably...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 11 of…

  • March 22, 2024
  • Bonitas
You are now almost at the end of trimester one, which is good news as the second trimester is often...

TB – Serious but Curable

  • March 20, 2024
  • Bonitas
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health issue in South Africa.  280 000 people fell ill with TB during 2022 and, of...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 10 of…

  • March 15, 2024
  • Bonitas
At week ten, you are officially a quarter of the way through your 40-week pregnancy with only a few more...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 9 of…

  • March 8, 2024
  • Bonitas
At week 9 of your pregnancy, you’re probably more aware than ever of your growing baby inside of you, as...

World Hearing Day

  • March 1, 2024
  • Bonitas
World Hearing Day is an annual event organised by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Held on 3 March, it’s a...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 8 of…

  • March 1, 2024
  • Bonitas
It’s week 8 of your pregnancy and your baby is beginning to look more like a little human. You’ll probably...

Key facts about Cholera

  • February 28, 2024
  • Bonitas
South Africa had recorded at least 46 suspected cholera cases in the first month of 2024. According to the Minister of...

Talking about HPV and cervical cancer

  • February 26, 2024
  • Bonitas
The theme for 2024 Cervical Cancer Awareness is, ‘Learn. Prevent. Screen.’  South Africa has a high rate of cervical cancer...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week seven of…

  • February 19, 2024
  • Bonitas
By now you probably know that you’re pregnant, but some moms only find out during this week or later. Even...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week six of…

  • February 12, 2024
  • Bonitas
Week 6 of your pregnancy At week 6 of your pregnancy you’ll most likely know that you’re pregnant now, although...

10 ways to manage your medical expenses

  • February 7, 2024
  • Bonitas
‘As you begin 2024 with a clean slate in terms of medical aid benefits, it’s a good time to look...
Recent Medical Advice

Balene – the toothbrush that cleans the inside and outside…

  • May 17, 2024
  • Balene® (South Africa)
A more efficient way to brush Balene, the revolutionary toothbrush that’s taking the world by storm, is now available in...

Pippie Kruger: A Courageous Stem Cell Success Story

  • May 17, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
Isabella “Pippie” Kruger was made famous when, as a 2 and a half-year-old burn victim from Limpopo, she received a...

Motherhood and LASIK: Discover How Laser Vision Correction Can Transform…

  • May 16, 2024
  • Sandton Eye Clinic
As mothers, we juggle countless responsibilities, striving to capture every precious moment with our children. But what if you could...

Can pacifiers harm your baby’s teeth?

  • May 14, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health coverage, explores how pacifiers can affect your little one’s smile and how...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 18 of…

  • May 13, 2024
  • Bonitas
Your pregnancy is starting to become more obvious, and if you’re trying to conceal your bump, you may start finding...

Getting to grips with flu

  • May 9, 2024
  • Bonitas
Few common illnesses are more unpleasant than the flu. The aches, pains, chills, fever and cough are bad enough. Add...

Let’s Make a Mocktail with A1 Fruit Water

  • May 9, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
A1 Fruit Water is a fresh sparkling water, infused with a splash of real African fruit. Healthy, tasty and refreshing,...

Keeping Your Little One Safe: Essential Burn Prevention Tips for…

  • May 7, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
Every parent worry about their child's safety, and the kitchen can be a minefield of potential hazards – especially for...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 17 of…

  • May 6, 2024
  • Bonitas
Week 17 your baby is getting bigger, and this week they’ll start developing more fatty tissue. You may have started...

Transforming Treatment: Stem Cell Molecules Target Inflammation and Immune Dysfunction

  • May 3, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
In the rapidly evolving field of medical science, stem cells have emerged as a beacon of hope for treating various...

Bronchostop Introduces New Cough Syrup, Bronchostop Nite

  • May 3, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
We've all been there, tossing and turning at 2 a.m., disturbed by a relentless cough. Whether it's your partner's persistent...

SURVIVING BABY'S FIRST COLD AND FLU SEASON - A Parent's…

  • May 2, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Ah, the joys of welcoming a new bundle of joy into your life! As any seasoned parent will tell you,...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 16 of…

  • May 2, 2024
  • Bonitas
You are now 4 months pregnant, and have 24 weeks left to go before you birth day, although this may...

New on the shelves! Panado® Grape Flavoured Paediatric Syrup

  • April 29, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Panado®’s new paracetamol-based Grape flavoured1 paediatric syrup is colourant-free, tartrazine-free, alcohol-free, and sugar-free. It provides soothing relief of pain and...

Measles – it’s a serious illness

  • April 25, 2024
  • Bonitas
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of an ‘alarming’ increase in measles cases – almost 45-fold in Europe last...

Preterm Birth Awareness: Supporting Healthier Beginnings

  • April 23, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
A full-term pregnancy is best for your baby’s health. Full-term pregnancies usually last approximately 40 weeks. Preterm birth is defined...

Pregnancy, your body and your baby - week 15 of…

  • April 22, 2024
  • Bonitas
Congratulations, you and your baby are now at week 15, while your baby still has lots of growing to do,...

Panado® Launches Grape-Tastic New Flavour To The Paediatric Range

  • April 17, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Panado® has expanded their paediatric range with a new Grape flavour syrup,1 designed to help relieve pain and fever in...

IS GAMING GOOD OR BAD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

  • April 16, 2024
  • Parenting Hub
Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality health coverage, debunks common myths about the impact gaming has on your mental...

How cord blood stem cells save lives

  • April 16, 2024
  • CRYOSAVE
Throughout the world the most widely used stem cell treatment is hematopoietic (or blood) stem cell transplantation, for example, bone...

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