Expert Advice from Bonitas Medical Aid

Dealing with Postpartum Depression - plus ways to deal with…

  • July 1, 2020
  • Bonitas
As a new mom, the birth of your baby is a beautiful and exciting time, but there is a darker...

Virtual medical consultations now available 24/7

  • June 15, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund announces that its free* virtual medical consultations, available to all South Africans, not just members, are now...

Vaccine against Streptococcus Pneumoniae

  • June 8, 2020
  • Bonitas
The World Health Organization (WHO) stresses that although pneumonia vaccines are not effective against COVID -19, vaccinations against respiratory illnesses...

Coronavirus – should you still have a flu vaccine?

  • June 3, 2020
  • Bonitas
The flu season is officially underway and, while Coronavirus is bringing the world to a standstill, it is important to remember that...

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costs

  • May 26, 2020
  • Bonitas
As the number of COVID-19 infections creeps closer to 20 000, both public and private healthcare is going to be...

Supporting you through your pregnancy

  • May 19, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund believes that as an expecting mom your pregnancy should be a unique and joyful experience. Through targeted...

Lifestyle diseases and Coronavirus

  • May 12, 2020
  • Bonitas
As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 10 000, the health minister Zweli Mkhize has expressed concern about the...

Free virtual medical consultations for all South Africans

  • April 15, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans. This facility includes...

Free virtual medical consultations for all South Africans

  • April 9, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans. This facility includes...

Your child and headaches

  • March 31, 2020
  • Bonitas
Headaches aren’t just for adults, kids get them too. But if the sufferer is a child, the discomfort can put...

Covid-19 Information for Moms-to-Be

  • March 24, 2020
  • Bonitas
What effect does Covid-19 have on pregnant woman? Pregnant women do not appear to be more severely unwell if they...

Health at School

  • March 19, 2020
  • Bonitas
The school year is in full swing and children are as busy as ever with all their activities and homework....

Don’t misjudge generics

  • March 13, 2020
  • Bonitas
Even though generic drugs have been around for more than half a century, many patients in South Africa are unreasonably...

Beating heatstroke

  • March 5, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund offers some advice about heatstroke. What the symptoms are, how to avoid it and what to do...

Your guide to a healthy pregnancy

  • December 19, 2019
  • Bonitas
Looking after your health is important, but even more so when you are an expectant mom.  There are several steps...

PUTTING YOUR KIDS ON A PATH TO GOOD NUTRITION

  • December 13, 2019
  • Bonitas
For many parents, nothing is as stressful as getting your kids to eat all the food on their plate, especially...

Handling Childhood Illness Effectively

  • December 10, 2019
  • Bonitas
Most parents know that during the course of raising a child you will have to deal with different bouts of...

Don’t dread the dentist

  • December 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Most of us are scared of the dentist which means dental care can easily be overlooked but, taking good care...

Asthma

  • November 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses, affecting over 339 million people worldwide.  According to the World Health...

When you have a pain in the neck or back

  • November 7, 2019
  • Bonitas
Back pain is a common problem – 80% of us will experience an episode at some point in our lives....

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Recent Medical Advice

Vegan – Is it healthier?

  • July 13, 2020
  • Paarl Dietitians
As popular campaigns like ‘Veganuary’ fuel New Year’s pledges to cut back on meat, MANY people has been asking my...

Nutrient Enhancers: my kind of food additives!

  • July 13, 2020
  • Milas Meals
This is an excerpt from my book ‘Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics’ I’m talking about egg yolk, ghee,...

Drinking while pregnant - what are the consequences

  • July 7, 2020
  • Bonitas
Drinking during pregnancy is a huge NO, no matter what stage of pregnancy you are in. Alcohol causes harm to...

Choosing the right humidifier for your child

  • July 6, 2020
  • OneAid
Now that winter is upon is, it’s a good idea to invest in a good humidifier if you don’t already...

Why fiber is essential to every diet

  • July 6, 2020
  • Happy Family Organics
Whether it was in an advert, through a doctor, via a pharmacist or in a book, by now you would...

Dealing with Postpartum Depression - plus ways to deal with…

  • July 1, 2020
  • Bonitas
As a new mom, the birth of your baby is a beautiful and exciting time, but there is a darker...

Lockdown Weight Gain

  • June 29, 2020
  • Paarl Dietitians
Since being back at the practice and seeing patients, we found that majority of people have gained 1-3kg during the...

Delite Foods, the local guilt-free brand keeping your family healthy…

  • June 22, 2020
  • Delite Foods
You might have seen our Tantalize range in the sugar alternative and wellness aisles at major retailers but doubt that...

Face masks in children: how safe are they?

  • June 22, 2020
  • OneAid
If you follow me on social media you would have noticed me going on a lot about face masks recently....

Infertility: Don’t wait until it’s too late!

  • June 19, 2020
  • Parenting Hub
Parenthood is undeniably one of the most universally desired goals in adulthood, and most people have life plans that include...

Tasty heart healthy Braai recipes to try during the lockdown

  • June 19, 2020
  • Parenting Hub
During the COVID-19 outbreak, South Africans are encouraged to eat healthily to boost immunity and lower their risk of diseases...

Virtual medical consultations now available 24/7

  • June 15, 2020
  • Bonitas
Bonitas Medical Fund announces that its free* virtual medical consultations, available to all South Africans, not just members, are now...

Applying for a protection order against Domestic Abuse

  • June 12, 2020
  • STBB
It is not uncommon for people in South Africa to find themselves trapped in an abusive relationship. Children are often...

Manage Teen Burnout: Try Resilience Coaching

  • June 9, 2020
  • I Walk Awake
At IWalkAwake we understand that most students are currently suffering burnout due to fragmentation, being overwhelmed, and too many distractions...

What are superfoods and why do we need them?

  • June 8, 2020
  • Happy Family Organics
The term “superfood” is relatively new, but it has become extremely popular. “Superfoods” refer to foods that have exceptionally high...

Vaccine against Streptococcus Pneumoniae

  • June 8, 2020
  • Bonitas
The World Health Organization (WHO) stresses that although pneumonia vaccines are not effective against COVID -19, vaccinations against respiratory illnesses...

Coronavirus – should you still have a flu vaccine?

  • June 3, 2020
  • Bonitas
The flu season is officially underway and, while Coronavirus is bringing the world to a standstill, it is important to remember that...

Affordable, nutrient-dense dairy is the star of tighter food budgets

  • June 1, 2020
  • Parenting Hub
As countries around the world, like South Africa, grapple with easing lock-downs and rebuilding economies, COVID-19 remains part of everyday...

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costs

  • May 26, 2020
  • Bonitas
As the number of COVID-19 infections creeps closer to 20 000, both public and private healthcare is going to be...

ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

  • May 25, 2020
  • OneAid
South Africa has joined the new oil boom and you can now readily find doTERRA and Young Living essential oils...

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