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    Medical aid

    Hi there, I'm looking for suggestions, referrals, etc. please. Middle age male - healthy-ish. No dependants. Retrenched by big corporate. Was a member of their scheme. Have managed to remain on their scheme but they want me off now. Want a medical aid, as opposed to just an accident/hospital...
  2. W

    Recourse for medical misdiagnosis?

    Hi Guys and Girls, Just wondering if anyone has any experience with medical misdiagnosis or malpractice? Is it worth pursuing at all, and if so how did you go about it? The short version is I had been going to a trusted doctor from a well known medical institute for a cough over the course of...
  3. C

    Medical aid plans - whats the on the ground answers

    Hello Guys. need some advice. looking for a cheap medical aid, hospital plan only. the problem with brokers is that they only sell you what they want and do not give you a full range of what is out there. i consider myself healthy in that i dont have any sickness and major illness. just...
  4. C

    Medical Practice (GP) Software

    Hi All, A client of mine is opening her GP practice on 1 October and she needs software to bill patients. What software application would you recommend? Is there anything on the market that has the ICD10's pre-loaded and integrates with medical aids? Any advice is appreciated.
  5. T

    Gap Cover Suggestions

    Hi There, Please suggest Gap Cover policies that you personally have had good experiences with. I am looking for ones that will cover the co-payment for MRI/CT scans and then obviously shortfalls for in-hospital accounts. T.I.A
  6. L

    Planning to escape abusive family. Need medical aid advice.

    Hi guys I'm brand spanking new here, but have been reading through these forums for a few years. I'll be keeping personal details scarce for my own safety. Quick background: Graduated last year with financial support from parents. Was not living with them while studying. Fell pregnant and...
  7. J

    Medical query : Cancer

    Hi Guys I'm wondering if someone can give advice. My dad heard yesterday (after two weeks waiting for his "doctor" to come back from a conference) that he has cancer of the pancreas (stage 3), two spots the size of R5 coins in his gut and possibly issue with his prostate. The doctor keeps...
  8. LazyLion

    Fearing Abuse, US Blocks Generic Oxycontin

    U.S. health regulators will require generic versions of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin to include recent formulation changes designed to make the pill harder to abuse. The Food and Drug Administration said late Tuesday it would not approve any generic versions of OxyContin based on the...
  9. LazyLion

    Second Chance for Disgraced Medical Students

    Two KwaZulu-Natal medical students who were expelled from Cuba for demanding better meals and a 300 percent increase in spending money are expected to get a second chance, the Mercury newspaper reported on Thursday. According to the report, one of the students will return to Cuba while...
  10. LazyLion

    Woman Dies in Roodepoort Accident

    A woman died after she collapsed in a street in Roodepoort and was then run over by a car, paramedics said on Thursday. ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson said the driver of the vehicle reported that he saw the woman clutching at her chest before she collapsed. "He was unable to completely...
  11. LazyLion

    Durban Medical Student Dies in China Fall

    A Durban medical student died in China after falling seven storeys while leaning over a balcony to speak to friends, the Mercury reported on Wednesday. Mujahid Desai, a first-year student in Wenzhou, lost his balance, but managed to hold on to the railing for a few seconds, before falling on...
  12. LazyLion

    Healthcare Probe in the Offing

    An inquiry into pricing and possible collusion in the healthcare market will begin on April 1, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday. "On the first of April it comes into effect. That's when we are planning to kick off the inquiry," Competition Commission divisional manager Clint...
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    CPA and Medical Aid Schemes

    When it comes to cancelling your medical aid scam (or scheme), what rights are conveyed by the CPA? I am with Discovery, on their basic hospital plan... coastal something-or-other. They force you to sign contracts that run for calendar years. Obviously, this is not acceptable to me and I will...
  14. W

    When you're told you have cancer

    The first sign of trouble was 18 months ago, when my left armpit would swell, I ignored it, because I had had swelling of glands there before as a child. During the last 14 months the armpit would swell, sometimes to quite a large and painful lump, then the swelling would go down and away for...
  15. medicnick83

    Metro EMS responding...

    Hi all, These are the movies I've taken using my cellphone while responding on P1 (Priority 1) calls. I generally put them on Facebook, but since I'm not exactly friends with all MyBB members, I decided to open a YouTube account and upload them there for public viewing. I've gotten...
  16. M

    Electronic Memory Chips That Can Bend And Twist

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    How was HIV created?

    Reading the latest HIV threads has got me questioning how HIV came about in the first place. Was it a virus that has always been around and we only developed the necessary skills and technology to detect it recently? How does a virus just create itself - what are a virus' beginnings? Is it...
  18. medicnick83

    Breasts Question (Woman?)

    Ok, I know this might seem weird or whatever, but it is serious, or at least, serious to a friend and since he can't find anything online, so I thought I'd ask here. His GF had a breast reduction (end of November last year), minus scars and such, he has noticed that her one breast is 'colder'...
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