Amazing Medical Facts (the Far Side)

1. Nobody can open their mouth all the way and stick their tongue out past their lips. 3. 90% of you reading this just tried that. 5. 100% learned that it was false. 6. A simple majority of those people (i.e. 51%) laughed. 6. Most of those people didn’t notice...

Life Got You Feeling Stuck? Consider A Life Coach

Do you see a gap between where you are in your life and where you’d like to be in terms of your short- and long-term goals? A life coach could help. As trained professionals, life coaches can help you tackle anything you’re struggling with, such as making a major life...

Stay Active

In addition to eating high-quality foods, physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood...

Choosing Medical Aid Schemes Wisely

The 2015 Medical Aid Survey, recently released by GTC Healthcare Consulting, has highlighted the profound complexities within medical scheme structures and offerings, which can be difficult for consumers to decipher in order to make a decision on which scheme best...

What Is Gap Cover And Why Do We Need It?

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from clients is “Why did my medical aid not cover the full cost of my hospitalization?” I thought I was covered for 100% of costs. Medical aid, being fraught with small-print, is a minefield for the regular Joe out...

Why take out a Hospital Plan

It is important to note that a Hospital Plan is not a medical aid. It is actually an income protection policy. If you’re in hospital you cannot earn income, so the policy will pay you money for each day you are in hospital, with certain terms and conditions....

Low cost medical scheme products available in 2016

THE Council for Medical Schemes has spelt out the mandatory requirements for schemes that want to offer low-income workers a cheap but pared-down version of the products currently on the market. This follows the council’s approval last month of an exemption framework...

Only 17% of the population have private healthcare !

Cape Town – There has been significant improvement in South Africa’s health indices in the democratic era, but the challenge of improving the health status of the population as a whole remains, Professor Yosuf Veriava, chair of the Council for Medical Schemes...

10 Healthy tips for 2015

The New Year offers opportunity to examine previous choices and set new intentions. Begin this New Year with a healthy lifestyle focused on wellness and wellbeing! There are many benefits in maintaining health, yet at times it’s taken for granted until someone becomes...