Labour contracts stall upgrades to Mamelodi Hospital
The Gauteng health department has admitted to problems at the facility, seen by the public protector.
Gogos step up for peace of mind
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
Dental work’s a kick in the teeth
Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.
The flush of hormonal success
Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.
Abortion turns into a nightmare
Personal beliefs sometimes collide with healthcare providers’ professional responsibilities.
When hospitals don’t make the cut
Diabetic patients who aren't treated properly risk having the smallest cut lead to an amputated limb.
Medical aids have dentists over a barrel
Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes are putting them out of business.
[From our archives] Former Free State health MEC: They call me a killer, I...
In this 2014 interview, former Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane says that detractors are still alive is proof of the good work under his watch.
Cerebral palsy: ‘To take care of others, you must start with yourself’
Cerebral palsy does not only affect one person, it alters the lives of the family as well.
SA can learn from Brazil’s health model
The favelas are served by teams of community workers, who are the doctors' eyes and ears.
Double stigma leaves gay men with little hope
Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
Layoffs prove to be a bitter pill to swallow
Ill residents may suffer most after the axing of Free State community health workers.
‘I won the battle to beat bipolar’
The condition is widely misunderstood but it can be treated successfully with the right medication.
Maximum intervention prescribed
The HPCSA failed to rein in medical aid schemes — now it’s up to the Competition Commission
Is obesity all in the head?
Scientists believe the brain is key to treating weight problems, and are closing in on answers.
How a dying woman’s bed was taken by an ANC official
In the Free State, access to health services can depend on who you know, as the tragic case of one woman illustrates.