Exploring Middle Ear Infections

  • October 17, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
What is a Middle Ear Infection?  A Middle Ear Infection (also referred to as Otitis Media by healthcare professionals) refers to an infection, inflammation or...

Choosing a Medical Aid

  • October 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s business as usual for medical aids… While the NHI remains a work in progress in terms of policy and planning, currently nothing changes in...

Why breakfast really is the best way to start your…

  • October 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The importance of breakfast has long been a part of the prevailing wisdom, and the...

MySchool sponsors children's diabetes camp

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Life is never the same again for children and teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes....

Brushing those teeth

  • September 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Do you have problems with brushing your little ones teeth? Most of them do at...

Get your kids excited about brushing

  • August 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Philips Oral Health Every parent wants what’s best for their child’s health, but not...

Getting insight into bullying

  • August 21, 2018
  • Impaq
Rita Niemann Bullying is an example of school violence, which mostly stems from aggression and...

Cooing over Communication

  • August 17, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
One minute they are crying, the next they are conversing!  Communication development begins at birth....

Why nutritional supplements taste so good

  • August 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Taste is highly personal. Think back to the last beverage you ordered. Maybe it was...

SA women's risk of ante- and postnatal depression four times…

  • August 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
According to the World Health Organisation, about 10% to 13% of women experience antenatal and...

The need-to-know about ADHD medication abuse

  • August 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) stimulants are prescribed by medical professionals to improve concentration, memory...

Coffee: Good or Bad for you?

  • August 1, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
The health effects of coffee are quite controversial. Depending on who you ask, it is...

Play with purpose is essential for children with autism

  • July 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Play is a powerful tool autistic children need to boost their development and an essential...

What I learned from my journey through Postnatal Depression...

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I'm no stranger to depression. From as far back as I can remember I've had...

Children can burn out too!

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Gone are the days when children went to school, came home, made a peanut butter...

Child drowning – a leading cause of childhood death that…

  • July 6, 2018
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa and...

The value of sports and exercise

  • July 4, 2018
  • Clamber Club
“Children should be playing and moving outdoors instead of sitting indoors” Says Elzanne Van Der...

Sherpa Kids International now in Western Cape

  • July 4, 2018
  • Sherpa Kids
Sherpa Kids - an internationally respected and trusted aftercare organisation that focuses on putting the...

Another antibiotic winter looms unless decisive action is taken

  • July 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The traditional approach to education must be revolutionised in order to ensure the best outcomes...

Hay fever headaches

  • June 15, 2018
  • The Headache Clinic
A change in season also brings a change in the pollen types that are in...

ADHD vs Bipolar: Know the difference

  • June 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, sleeping problems, racing thoughts and moodiness. These are all typical symptoms of...

Healthy Eating habits

  • June 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
 Written by: Cynthia Innes, Teacher at Junior College Preschools Sandton. A healthy lifestyle consists of...

How binge-watching TV series can wreck our immune systems

  • June 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It turns out there are some surprising daily habits, such as overdosing on our favourite...

Beat The Holiday Food Traps

  • June 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The worst part of a holiday trip isn’t the packing before the holiday or the...

Eye Allergies in Children

  • May 24, 2018
  • Kids Eyes
Eye allergies are surprisingly common in children in South Africa and unfortunately, this phenomenon appears...

Ponytail May Be Leading to Some Headaches

  • May 9, 2018
  • The Headache Clinic
Some headache and migraine sufferers develop sensitivity of the scalp from all the pain that...

Bedwetting: When to consult a doctor

  • May 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. This can be very...

Play: Promoting healthy social and emotional development

  • April 19, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is a child’s language, his work, his relaxation and the way he builds relationships....

11 Things to expect postpartum

  • April 11, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Pregnancy is an amazing journey and towards the end moms to be start preparing for...

Vitamin B12 deficiency: A silent epidemic with serious consequences

  • April 5, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
Vitamin B12 deficiency isn’t a bizarre, mysterious disease. It’s written about in every medical textbook...

Natural remedies for heartburn during pregnancy

  • March 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Heartburn affects a lot of women during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester of pregnancy....

Natural remedies for relieving back and neck pain during pregnancy

  • March 16, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
While pregnancy is a time of great joy and happiness, very often it is accompanied...

The do’s & don’ts of returning to exercise after a…

  • March 15, 2018
  • Flourishing Fit Moms
Moms out there who have had or are planning to have a caesarean we’d like...

Experts Weigh In on Pregnancy and Nutrition in SA

  • March 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Good nutrition before and during pregnancy may influence the pregnancy, the delivery and the health...

Oral Allergy Syndrome - are allergies leaving a bad taste…

  • March 8, 2018
  • Dr Tamara Jaye
Does your teenager suffer from hay fever?   Does he complain that certain fruits or...

7 Ways to keep your children off drugs

  • March 7, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Children are the most vulnerable during their growing years and will always have their curiosity...

Weight isn’t the only thing you’ll be shedding after having…

  • March 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Everything FINALLY seems to be settling down a few months after welcoming your new baby...

Hey Ladies are you feeling Wet down there? No need…

  • February 27, 2018
  • AmnioPad
Most women at some stage in their lifetime will experience some form of vaginal discharge....

Emotional Health during pregnancy

  • February 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Expecting a child is a blessing and an incredible experience, whether...

Alcohol Myth Buster

  • February 21, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
How much alcohol is recommended for a person (women) a day? For many people drinking...

Chiropractic care for mothers during and after pregnancy

  • February 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Chiropractic has typically included the care of pregnant patients to insure a comfortable pregnancy and...

Pregnancy and Migraines

  • February 14, 2018
  • The Headache Clinic
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women. Unfortunately pregnant women also suffer from headaches...

Headaches associated with impaired learning ability and negative mood

  • February 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Research has shown that headaches can have many adverse effects on our lives: from diminished...

SA Children more at risk from sunburn at school

  • February 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Copious amounts of sunscreen are sold each summer holiday in an effort to protect, in...

What is a “Lazy” eye?

  • February 7, 2018
  • Kids Eyes
Amblyopia better known as “lazy eye” occurs when the vision in a child’s one eye doesn’t...

8 Awesome Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • February 7, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Massage is not just about it feeling good, it actually comes with many health benefits...

Childbirth education for an empowered birth

  • February 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
‘Empowering Birth’ is the theme of Pregnancy Education Month in February 2018, when childbirth educators,...

Surviving a Heterotopic Miscarriage

  • February 1, 2018
  • Amanda Marele
I had a heterotopic miscarriage and it was painful. Heterotopic pregnancy is when one is...

Bedtime – How much sleep should your child be getting?

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Danielle Forsyth (Trinityhouse Heritage Hill, Educational Psychologist) More and more research points towards...

Preparation tips for parents on back to school headaches

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It's back to school time again. Parents know this time of year all too well....

Play is crucial for early child development

  • January 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Only 29 percent of South African children have access to safe, child-appropriate play areas in...

Children get stressed too!

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a new school year! It’s exam time! Both of these occurrences during your child’s...

Bonitas Talks Babies

  • January 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
When do advise your medical aid that you are pregnant? If you are a prospective...

Children get stressed too!

  • January 10, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a new school year! It’s exam time! Both of these occurrences during your child’s...

Why it’s important to monitor the climate in your baby’s…

  • January 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

Will you bank them, or bin them? Wise up on…

  • December 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Becoming a parent is fraught with responsibilities. Prospective parents should know the facts about the...

How to protect your child from emotional abuse

  • November 23, 2017
  • Hilary Smith
It’s no great secret that we want to keep our kids safe and raise them...

Spectacles can mean the difference between success and failure for…

  • November 21, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Sight is something most people take for granted, yet at least 239 million children around...

How to fix a broken diet?

  • November 17, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Are you not getting the results you wanted or your diet plan stopped working? Every...

No more headaches about exams

  • November 17, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
Examinations are stressful enough for learners and students, without them having to worry about headaches...

Drink Rooibos Tea to Improve Concentration During Exams

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students...

When Should You Seek Medical Care for a Discharge?

  • November 9, 2017
  • AmnioPad
When Should You Seek Medical Care for a Discharge? It is appropriate to seek medical...

Breastfeeding can help prevent both breast cancer and childhood cancer

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
One in every 20 women in Southern Africa will develop breast cancer at some point...

Your child is sick, and you feel guilty. Why?

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
There is nothing worse than when your child is sick. As a parent, you feel...

When to supplement your child’s diet

  • November 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Children come in all shapes and sizes. But if you’re noticing that your child is...

Is our knowledge about dyslexia dated? What is the contemporary…

  • November 3, 2017
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
“According to popular belief, dyslexia is a brain disorder which causes otherwise smart and intelligent...

7 Things every mom should know about trampolines

  • October 30, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
We know that moms, always being the cautious ones, often feel skeptical about trampolines and...

5 Parenting Tips For Children With Autism

  • October 20, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
When autism is diagnosed early the long term outcome is almost always better since you...

Is genetic insight the greatest gift you can give your…

  • October 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
From the time you first hold your child in your arms, you’ll do everything you...

Medical Aid Made Easy

  • October 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Access to good healthcare remains a concern for most South Africans and choosing a medical...

Cost free stem cell storage programme gives hope to South…

  • October 12, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Storing umbilical cord blood stem cells at birth could prove to be a live-saving investment...

Cholesterol: Top foods to improve your numbers

  • October 9, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
If your diet gave you high cholesterol, it can lower it, too! It's easy to...

Rethink Your Drink – Choose Water!

  • October 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Clean and clear, refreshing and invigorating, we know instinctively that water is good for us. ...

Genetic Testing & Nutrition

  • October 2, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Ever wondered why nutrition studies demonstrate so many conflicting results or why some people respond...

Myth busters: Baby Sleep

  • September 28, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
Keeping your baby up longer at night/between naps will encourage her to fall asleep faster...

Umbilical Cord Care

  • September 25, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Becoming a new mom is filled with so many fun, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking moments....

Women's month may be over but who would we be…

  • September 19, 2017
  • AmnioPad
Between managing our careers, travel and family very little time is left for us to...

Just in Case Campaign Putting Safety First

  • September 12, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
An interactive safety education campaign is to be rolled out by Bonitas Medical Fund to ...

Bedwetting Myths Debunked by Dr Michael Mol

  • September 11, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Bedwetting is a common occurrence in many South African households. Research has shown that up...

Healthy Eating Habits for Children

  • September 5, 2017
  • Kath Megaw
Healthy eating is an important lesson you can teach your children. The example you set...

Stem Cell Myths - Busted

  • September 4, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The term stem cell gleans different reactions from people both in the medical community and...

Your Child’s Hearing

  • August 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Hearing is an essential part of development as it enables babies to take in information...

Struggling with a teething baby?

  • August 23, 2017
  • Tanya Fourie
It’s 3 ‘o clock in the morning and your baby just won’t settle down.  She’s...

How Heart Healthy is your Family?

  • August 22, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Heart disease or medically referred to as cardiovascular disease refers to any disease of the...

SIDS Explained

  • July 26, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
One of the scariest things for all parents is the reality of Sudden Infant Death...

The Importance of Early Brain Development

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents we want what is best for our children and want to teach and...

What To Do With Sick Children

  • July 15, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
I very often get this question from parents: What do I do if my child...

Do you hate bedtime?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
A correct bedtime routine can really help your child transition to sleep As a parent,...

Nutritious Knock-Ons

  • July 15, 2017
  • Munchkins
When it comes to mothering styles, I’m more like Bridget Jones than Gisele Bundchen. I...

Is food triggering your Migraine?

  • July 6, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
Migraine is a very common problem that affects about 18% of all women and 6%...

Rewire your brain with THINK

  • July 5, 2017
  • David Lorge
The 5-step happiness hack. Here’s something you’ll be familiar with: you’re at home, just minding your...

Toddler Teeth

  • July 4, 2017
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
Teething is a painful experience not only for the young child but certainly for the...

Gestational Diabetes: What to Eat?

  • July 4, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
Gestational Diabetes is a hormone imbalance where the Pancreas starts making not enough insulin for...

HypnoBirthing – Taking the birthing world by calm

  • June 30, 2017
  • Kim-Young
The world for the pregnant woman is one filled with excitement, anticipation, anxiety and, in...

The key to dealing with your child's fever

  • June 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Most parents will attest that watching a child go through the discomfort of a fever...

Brain food – Eating for optimum brain function

  • June 28, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents we always want what is best for our children, but we don’t always...

Feeding Problems in the Early Years of Life

  • June 28, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
When you're a new mom or dad, it can be a huge challenge to parent...

The monster around your middle

  • November 30, 2016
  • Paarl Dietitians
Metabolic syndrome is a health condition that everyone's talking about. Although it was only identified...

Developing reading skills to help children triumph against dyslexia

  • November 24, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
There were two important educational issues in the local and international spotlight during September and...

What is Klinefelters syndrome?

  • November 22, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Klinefelters syndrome (KS) is not as rare as one may think, it is not life...

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