The latest annual report published by the Council for Medical Schemes highlights hospital and specialist services as the two primary costs drivers.
Dealing with the sick takes empathy, sensitivity, tact, understanding and compassion.
South Africa is a nation of fatties and we are eating ourselves to death.
With the holiday season on us, the last thing you need is to have your break marred by illness or injury.
As any dentist will tell you, tooth decay is the most common health disorder in humans. In SA, those most at risk are children and young adutls.
Red eye is a common disorder that is caused by many conditions. More often than not, the reason is harmless.
Stroke recovery will be the topic of Bonitas House Call on November 5 at 9am on SABC2.
Of the more or less 240 South Africans who fall prey to strokes every day, 60 will die.
Bad breath. A constant bad, metallic taste in the mouth. Add them all and some others together and it could well be symptomatic of periodontal disease
Dental caries will be the topic of Bonitas Health Talk on September 17 on SABC2 at 9am.
The demands made on the body during an ultra-marathon are taxing in the extreme.
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi's "to do" list is arguably the most daunting of any minister in Cabinet.
Alzheimer's disease is not a natural part of growing old.
Worldwide, in terms of money spent on research, acute rheumatic fever is one of the most neglected diseases there is.
In what was the first official estimate of its kind, The Lancet medical journal recently published a major study on the rate of stillbirths.
There are several reasons why sudden death occurs. Some are extremely rare. Unfortunately, other reasons are far too common.
Pneumonia occurs about five times more frequently in developing than in developed countries.
With SA's long history as a major minerals producer, occupational lung diseases have been the high price paid by workers for many generations.
South Africa staked a claim to world-class expertise in cardiology since the moment the heart started to beat in the chest of Louis Washkansky.
It has to be one of most devastating tragedies to befall any parent -- when a baby in the womb develops health problems and fails to survive.