Category Archives: Health

Instrumental – James Rhodes’ haunting autobiography

Subtitled “A memoir of madness, medication and music“, this is a quick, but not an easy, read.  The introduction contains a warning about triggers for compulsive behaviour.  That warning is timely.  Take note of it.  I landed up doing a … Continue reading

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Expresso raises R300 000 for Reach for Recovery

My mother died of breast cancer in 1975.  Not surprisingly the fight against breast cancer is one of the main charities I support. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Expresso Breakfast Show on SABC3 held a live telethon … Continue reading

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Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, thinks pink

Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, is a woman on a mission. The fourth year medical student, who has put her studies on hold during her reign, feels strongly about the subject of breast cancer and making more women aware of … Continue reading

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Lillian Cingo

Lillian Cingo is one of those women identified by 21 Icons South Africa as one of South Africa’s extraordinary people.  A nurse by profession, a caregiver by calling, Lillian Cingo left Baragwanath Hospital to study as a neurosurgical nurse in … Continue reading

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1 June is Cancer Survivor’s Day

1 June is apparently Cancer Survivor’s Day. Today I am grateful for the medical miracles that have helped my friends, Vaughan Rautenbach, Shirley Abrahamse and Zack Koch to survive their bouts with cancer. I salute the doctors, nurses, researchers, family … Continue reading

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Noeline talked about “When is it OK to be unfaithful?”

On 8 May 2014 Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu discussed “When is it ok tobe unfaithful?” on her talk show at 16:20. When is it okay for a partner to be unfaithful? What happens when you are in a relationship with a partner … Continue reading

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C is for Common Cold (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

The common cold is called common for a reason.  There are strategies for avoiding it, but generally it will, from time to time, attack the average human being.  Right now I am battling this particular dreaded lurgy. For once I … Continue reading

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