Body and Mind is glad to announce the Body and Mind Celebration ! What to expect: As you walk onto the property you will be surrounded by 3 magical food stalls (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available). There will be a table specifically for kids (teaching them how to pot a plant, face painting, playing games etc.) Inside the hall you will find a wide variety of tables selling crystals, yoga equipment, therapists offering treatments (like Reiki, astrology, energy healing, body balance activation, psychic readings, massages etc.), the famous hand printed mehndi, Hindu canvases, Buddha’s and all varieties of ornaments, handmade drums, salt lamps, tie dye clothing, and much, much more. In the middle of the hall there will be a cirle. In this circle there will be a range of demonstrations. These demonstrations include: Belly Dancing, Martial Arts, Karate, NIA dancing, Jiu Jitsu etc. Body and Mind is hosting this Festival to enable people to come together and celebrate health and wellbeing and to educate the public of the wide range of Alternative therapies our beautiful province has to offer. Body and Mind Celebration Festival 25th November 2018 DLI Hall, 5 DLI Avenue, Berea, Durban *** Doors open to the public from 09H00am until 16H00pm *** R25 entrance fee, Children under 12 years FREE CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Simply Panache, in Granada Square, has just turned one and as a birthday gift to all, has decided to celebrate for the entire month of August! So come and take advantage of their amazing special offers and giveaways. Whether a new client or an existing one, pamper yourself with treatments to the value of R500 or more and your name will be entered into a lucky draw to win one of two exciting hampers filled with decadent foods, Wella and Moroccan Oil hair treatment products, and more. The celebration doesn’t stop there… Buy a Wella or Moroccan Oil product and you also qualify to pop a balloon and stand a chance to win a prize. The cherry on the birthday cake… Purchase any two Moroccan Oil products and you get to take home a beach bag, travel sized styling aid/mask, as well as an oil treatment. There are so many prizes to win, book your appointment today on 031-536 2080 and be sure not to miss out! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday campaign seems to be getting its message across as it continues to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with physical disabilities. A joint initiative by SPAR Eastern Cape and the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), the campaign has been run every August since 2011. The aim is to motivate local business and community leaders to spend four hours in a wheelchair on Wednesdays in August and to carry out basic everyday tasks. APD chief executive Brian Bezuidenhout said in so doing they wanted to increase awareness and, as a result, see improvements made in matters affecting mobility-impaired people. A total of 1 300 Nelson Mandela Bay residents have experienced spending four hours in a wheelchair since 2011 and Bezuidenhout said there had been some encouraging feedback. Last week it was the turn of Linton Grange SPAR owner Brett Muzzell to spend further time in a wheelchair, having first participated in the inaugural 2011 campaign. "The experience of spending time in a wheelchair is always a humbling one," said Muzzell. "You gain a true perspective of the challenges faced by physically disabled people just to complete everyday ‘normal' tasks. "Nothing is easily accomplished and patience is the key. Every task takes that much longer to complete." Muzzell was able to compare his experiences last week with those he encountered during the 2011 campaign. "Retrospectively, compared to my first four hours in a wheelchair, it appears that things have generally improved within our city," he said. "There seems to be a better awareness of the needs of people with disabilities." He paid tribute to the APD team for getting their message across and encouraging people and organisations to be more aware of the "challenges and requirements necessary to assist the physically disabled". Bezuidenhout said the the participants of Wheelchair Wednesday did far more than just spend four . . .
Sjogrens Disease ? What is that I thought? As it turned out it turned out that although I knew I had an auto-immune disease that the Drs thought was Fibromyalgia it was actually worse.. I was diagnosed with Sjogrens in 2017 after several years of thnking that I had a severe form of Fibromyalgia. Eventually while researching autoimmune symptoms online I came across a list of symptoms that fitted me exactly- the condition includes dry cough, dry eyes, dry skin, fatigue, joint stiffness, stiffness, swollen lymph nodes, sensitivity to sunlight causing skin rashes. I've alwasy been an outdoor person so the effects of UV caused by Sjogrens were particulalry challenging for me. (http://info.sjogrens.org/conquering-sjogrens/the-sun-and-sjogrens) One day I cam across a UV umbrella which I was a little bit sceptical of at first. But lo and behold I was able to stay out in the sun for a few hours at a time by using it. As I dug more into the effects of UV light which is a natural part of sunlight I was startled to learn that there were far more effects then auto immune! SA has the second highest rate of skin cancer in the world after Australia The rate of all cancer in SA is set to grow by as much as 78% by 2030 Stefan DC, Elzawawy AM, Khaled HM, et al. Developing cancer control plans in Africa: Examples from five countries. Lancet Oncol 2013;14(4):e189-e195. DOI:10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70100-1 I realised there is a huge unmet need to educate people about protecting themselves from the UV light which is potentially harmful to health. And so my company Fresh Oasis Trading came up with the idea of marketing a fashionable yet practicak brand of UV protective umbrellas that have an SPF 50 rating and are recognised by the Cancer Society of South Africa. Thus Groovy UV was born www.groovy-uv.co.za with the intention of highlighting the potential negative effects of UV and provding a simple, smart and cost effective solution. We have a range of . . .
Charlotte, NC, Aug 15, 2018 -- Craig Richardville published an article in the Information Technology Academy Journal, Published monthly by Healthcare Business Insights- discussing voice- based patient engagement. Carolinas Healthcare System (now called Atrium) began studying Amazon's business and how they are productive and successful, and examining ways CHS can increase their results. As part of this study, opportunities to better engage and interact with patients as consumers was also studied. This focus let to studying Amazon Alexa's use of voice communication. "As we were transitioning healthcare into consumerism and becoming more of a digital vertical, part of what we were looking at were opportunities where we could differentiate ourselves from other," Craig Richardville explained. "When voice started to become accessible, the next logical step was to look at how we can move voice into the workflow or the offerings that we have for our consumers and our teammates. Being the market leader, we looked to see how we could utilize Alexa to assist our consumers with very minimal disruption. Our goal is to make our services extremely easy." CHS wanted to start utilizing Amazon Alexa by transferring over the voice functionalities. After a patient enables the "Carolinas Healthcare" app on their Amazon Alexa, they can vocally ask the device for information about the nearest urgent care and hospital locations, as well as the approximate wait times for those locations. Next steps include migrating the Amazon Alexa functionalities over to the Google Home Platform. "We are also considering ways a patient can use the voice functionality to reserve a spot at urgent care, read a doctor's note, or pay a bill," Says Craig Richardville. Richardville encourages other organizations to think ahead and use artificial intelligence to help improve patient care. For more information, go to Healthcare Business Insights Magazine and also . . .
Carlos Queiros - CEO of Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) Elize Joubert – CEO of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) For some years now, CANSA and CHOC have been collaborating to promote adequate and appropriate care and support to children affected by cancer and their loved ones. At the quarterly partnership management meeting held on 8 June 2018 between CHOC and CANSA, the two CEO’s recognised that the ties and collaboration between the two organisations are stronger than ever; and we agreed to collaborate in an even more intentional manner. Our partnership is around providing suitable services and care and support to children affected by cancer and their families, as well as collaboration and support on advocacy and awareness around childhood cancer. CHOC and CANSA confirmed how much we value the relationship which is based on principles of mutual acknowledgement and respect for each other’s services. Where there are service gaps we will jointly agree on filling them without wasting resources or duplicating services. We acknowledge that successful co-operative effort is developed through good communication, regular meetings on all levels to co-ordinate and integrate our services, , and ensuring our services complement each other and that we will refer to each other. We also agreed that the relationship with the doctors in the wards where we work is a crucial aspect of our collaborations and commit to: • Ensuring that the doctors are aware of the Memorandum of Understanding and that we communicate with each other prior to making a change that will affect the other party. • Consulting with each other first to co-ordinate services regarding new requests by doctors, particularly, but not only, in the case of requests for services the other party already provides. • Respecting ward protocols at all times and that these protocols are part of all our training and induction programmes. We strongly advocate the benefits of . . .
A Cape Town urologist, who is an accredited robotic surgeon, has completed a milestone 200 robotic-assisted prostatectomy procedures at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. “It is a great pleasure to congratulate Dr Conray Moolman on achieving this landmark 200th da Vinci robotic-assisted prostatectomy. We are privileged to have a number of highly skilled surgeons who have been trained and accredited to perform robotic-assisted procedures at our hospital, and our patients are benefitting from their expertise and the sophisticated da Vinci robotic technology,” says Chris Tilney, general manager of Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. Since June 2014 to date, over 510 da Vinci robotic-assisted procedures have been performed at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. In addition to Dr Moolman, urologists and accredited robotic surgeons, Dr David Bowden, Dr Paul Whitaker, and Dr Anesh Naidoo, as well as Dr Shaun Smit who is working under proctorship towards his accreditation, also perform robotic-assisted surgery at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. Dr Moolman, who trained in Belgium and locally in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery, explains that the system is indicated for the management of localised and locally advanced prostate cancer and has a number of advantages over traditional surgery. “The highly advanced da Vinci surgical system offers high definition three-dimensional visualisation capabilities, which allows us as surgeons to see the nerves and tissues at a magnification that is 10 times greater than what the human eye can see,” Dr Moolman notes. “The system’s robotic arms and wristed instruments provide for greater freedom of movement than the human hand, which greatly enhances surgical precision, and significantly improves preservation of the nerves that are involved in the control of urinary continence as well as erectile function. This is particularly important for the quality of life of younger men . . .
Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies brings their innovations to a town close to you. South Africa’s leading dental consumables and equipment supplier, Dentsply Sirona, is proud to bring dental innovations that you can rely on into the practices of Middleburg, Ermelo and Piet Retief. This is in line with their brand promise of empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. The company is well-known for enabling dentists across the country to deliver the best possible dental care to their patients, as well as providing top line dental equipment such as top of the line CAD/CAMs, CBCTs and Treatment Centres ( Made In Germany). They also ensure that dental practitioners have access to world-class Endodontics, Restorative and Preventative materials. The company will be showcasing the ground breaking CEREC technology and will host a master class to educate practitioners on how to use it, as well as introducing WaveOne ©Gold family, another leading dental care system providing a single-file reciprocating technique for shaping root canals. On the back of this, Dentsply Sirona will also introduce its new direct sales platform, which will provide dentists with the opportunity to maximise on the spend of their practice by tailoring personalised product offers and bundles and unlock rewards. The Dentsply Sirona Regional Team, led by Berenice Muller and the local Dentsply Sirona representatives will also be present to introduce and provide assistance on using the company’s new sales platform. Dentsply Sirona is committed to innovation and education, and to investing in the local dentistry field by growing the industry and making both dentists and patients aware of the benefits of good oral hygiene. The Dentsply Sirona team will be at the Southern Sun The Ridge on Monday 13 August 2018, the Izimbali Lodge on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 and Welgekozen Country Lodge on . . .
Wild Thing, located on the 3rd Floor of The Point Centre, celebrates its second birthday this month with an open day Wild Weekender on Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 August. The contemporary yoga studio invites friends, guests, yoga newbies and enthusiasts to a full weekend of complimentary yoga practices paired up with a funky sounds selection. Classes will be free for the full weekend, but donations will be accepted and go towards supporting the Earth Child Project, which nurtures the growth of yoga teachers across townships in Cape Town, giving the gift of yoga to our communities. Owners, Lexi Ryman and Dominique Vieira have partnered up with some of Cape Town’s leading wellness brands, including Herbivore Earthfoods, Happy Culture Kombucha, Dr Organic, Carabao Energy and One Juice, to share some birthday treats with guests throughout the festivities for the ultimate feel-good journey. Saturday 08:15 - 09:15 Fit Flow | Sculpt 09:30 - 10:30 Warm Vinyasa | Flow Sunday 08:15 - 09:00 Wild Thing Moves | HIIT 09:30 - 10:30 Warm Vinyasa | Flow 17:30 - 18:30 Flow | Vinyasa 18:45 - 19:45 Deep Stretch | Restorative Yin Spaces are limited so securing a spot is essential. Bookings to the Wild Weekender can be made on the Mind & Body App or, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Female learners at Zinqobele Secondary School in Empangeni, Durban were thrilled to receive a visit from Clicks senior management, who handed over free washable, reusable sanitary pads as part of the health and beauty retailer’s 50th birthday celebrations. “We recognise that in order to make a meaningful difference in our society, we need to contribute time and resources and are actively encouraging our store staff to reach out and support local projects,” says David Kneale, Clicks Group CEO. Clicks store staff have identified 50 charitable causes in need of assistance. Sixteen schools will receive R1 million worth of reusable sanitary pads as part of the Girls on the Go campaign, which aims to reduce absenteeism in schools. The distribution of sanitary pads will not only enable girls from impoverished communities to attend class regularly while they have their menstruation, but also give them access to regular education and create less of a financial burden on their families. A further 34 projects will receive support through donations of toiletries, infrastructure and basic essentials. Clicks has a long tradition of giving back to local communities. In 2011, this was consolidated under the Helping Hand Trust, which delivers free basic healthcare testing and wellness services to disadvantaged South Africans through Clicks clinics. To date, over 125 000 lives have been positively touched by the services offered at over 200 Helping Hand Trust clinics in Clicks pharmacies. “We don’t view giving back as a once-off. We actively strive to ensure that our contributions are meaningful and sustainable. By giving back through established and new initiatives, we hope to make a positive contribution to our society that long outlives our 50th birthday,” concludes Kneale. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .