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Remembering the 'me' in merry: Self-care strategies for the holiday season
Most of us look forward to the festive season. An opportunity to reconnect with family and friends and celebrate. But it can also be a busy and stressful time, and all the planning and taking care of others leaves many of us exhausted, stressed, and wishing for a holiday to get over the holiday! Holiday merry-making is also about how you treat yourself. Taking good care of yourself is essential, and it is anything but selfish. It's like the oxygen mask on an airplane - in an emergency, you must put it on yourself before you can help others. 2 Dec 2022 Read more

Prediabetes - what you don't know may kill you
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when blood sugar (or blood glucose) is too high. Glucose at normal levels is a vital source of fuel for the body. However, high blood sugar levels can, over time, damage the body and lead to various health problems. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure, and early death. 1 Nov 2022 Read more

Intercare Hazeldean - A decade of making people feel better
Intercare Hazeldean Sub-acute Rehabilitation and Day Hospitals celebrate 10 years of successful surgical procedures and rehabilitative care. 4 Oct 2022 Read more

Signs and symptoms of gingivitis
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness, and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gums around the base of your teeth. Gingivitis can lead to more severe gum disease called periodontitis and tooth loss. 3 Oct 2022 Read more

Intercare Linden Medical and Dental Centre now open
Intercare Linden Medical and Dental Centre, located in the Linden Lanes Centre in Linden, Johannesburg, opened its doors on 5 September 2022. 6 Sep 2022 Read more

An unhealthy heart significantly impacts your overall health. The most common heart disease is coronary artery disease (narrow or blocked coronary arteries), which can lead to chest pain, heart attacks, or stroke. Other heart diseases include congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems, congenital heart disease (heart disease at birth), and endocarditis (inflamed inner layer of the heart), also called cardiovascular disease. 1 Sep 2022 Read more

While men and women contract various conditions, some health issues affect women differently and more commonly. Some of the conditions that pose considerable health risks in women are: 1 Aug 2022 Read more

Coping with depression at work
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think, and behave, and can lead to various emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities and sometimes feel like life isn't worth living. 1 Jul 2022 Read more

Intercare 20 years celebration
I've been on a long and incredible journey and I cannot contain my excitement in reaching an especially important milestone. 1 Jun 2022 Read more

Smoking increases anxiety and tension
You have heard how quitting smoking can improve your physical health, but you may continue because you believe smoking reduces your stress and anxiety. It is not necessarily true. 29 Apr 2022 Read more

Your task list is growing by the day, your wife is reminding you about the roof leak for the sixth time, and the laundry is stacking up. If you feel overwhelmed by the number of things you still need to do, you are not alone. 1 Apr 2022 Read more

Tips for dealing with endometriosis at work
Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when tissue similar to the uterus lining (womb) grows outside of the uterus. This condition involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis and severely impacts women's quality of life. 1 Mar 2022 Read more

Children don't necessarily look forward to going to a doctor or dentist. Consider these steps for putting their anxiety at ease - as well as yours. How do we create a positive healthcare experience? 1 Feb 2022 Read more

The journey to a healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming, but if you break it down into smaller steps, it becomes more manageable. A popular method to form healthy habits is called the 21/90 rule. Commit to a personal goal for 21 days. By then, that goal would have become a habit. Once you have formed a habit, you continue to do it for another 90 days to become part of your lifestyle. Break the 90 days down further into your own 3-day rule. Focusing on and follow a specific habit for three days. Then you introduce a new habit while you also continue with the previous one. The focus should be on sustainability, and that is why we follow 3-day steps. 3 Jan 2022 Read more

Holiday blues. It's the season to be jolly?
Are you looking forward or dreading the festive season? Holidays are supposed to be a joyful time for fun, happiness, and celebrations. But even in years without a global pandemic, many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of being a season of joy, some may experience 'holiday blues' with increased stress, feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. 1 Dec 2021 Read more

Diabetes and periodontal disease
Uncontrolled diabetes and periodontal (gum) disease are primary causes of disability and important predictors of increased health costs, serious complications and poor quality of health. Both conditions are very common and go largely unnoticed by a large sector of the population. Diabetes affects an estimated 8-10% of the South African population. 2 Nov 2021 Read more

Periodontitis - the silent killer!
What is Periodontitis? 1 Oct 2021 Read more

Launch of Intercare Castle Gate Medical and Dental Centre
We are delighted to announce the opening of the Intercare Castle Gate Medical and Dental Centre on 3 September 2021. This facility is the latest addition to the network of Intercare healthcare facilities and is located in the Castle Gate Lifestyle Centre in the Waterkloof Ridge area, Pretoria. Defined by our promise of "a great health care experience altogether", our network of 24 medical and dental centres and nine hospitals around the country, has irrevocably changed the way more than a million people per year experience healthcare in their daily lives. 31 Aug 2021 Read more

More than a woman
The 21st-century woman has achieved milestones her foremothers couldn't fathom. 2 Aug 2021 Read more

The importance of a Pap Smear
A Pap Smear is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. It is done by collecting cells from your cervix - the lower, narrow end of your uterus that is at the top of the vagina. 1 Jul 2021 Read more

More than a six pack
What media and popular culture serve men as 'Health' and masculinity often entails chiselled triceps and excessive use of protein supplements. However, several not-so-glamorous health topics are rarely discussed as men grow from boys to men, yet the failure to do so could have dire consequences for men as seniors. 1 Jun 2021 Read more

Children don't necessarily look forward to going to a doctor or dentist. Consider these steps for putting their anxiety at ease - as well as yours. 1 May 2021 Read more