2016, ALL POSTS, Caesarean birth, Charlene Yared West, Hospital Birth, Magazine: Life Healthcare, pregnancy, pregnant

Prenatal Surgery: Saving a baby’s life in utero

In July 2015, Eunice and Nathi Motha finally became pregnant via in-vitro fertilisation and their joy at the news turned to pure elation when they found out they were pregnant with twins; a boy and a girl. After an uncomplicated pregnancy until 18 weeks, the couple readied themselves for the arrival of their babies. Sadly,… Continue reading Prenatal Surgery: Saving a baby’s life in utero

2016, ALL POSTS, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare

To dairy or not to dairy…

Dairy does not agree with everyone, so how do you know if you’re lactose intolerant or if you have a milk allergy?  Some favour dairy and others oppose it vehemently…  The Prevalence towards food allergies worldwide is increasing. Studies show an early introduction to food allergens - before six months - can increase the risk… Continue reading To dairy or not to dairy…

2016, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare, yoga

Yoga: Good for the mind, body and soul

Show aging the door as you slip into your comfy yoga pants and into a yogic posture to ensure your longevity. We all know the feeling… losing keys, forgetting names of people, places and familiar-on-the-tip-of-your-tongue words… Unnerving as it is, we all get to that point, sometimes as young as forty. A recent pilot study,… Continue reading Yoga: Good for the mind, body and soul

2016, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare

Get kids moving

Unplug yourself from social media, get your trainers on and get the kids moving.  There are 20-million children in South Africa and of those, 60 percent attend under-resourced schools, which often means they have little, limited or no access to physical education. Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for… Continue reading Get kids moving

2016, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Heart Health, Magazine: Life Healthcare

Technology to heal your heart

Novalis Tx leading the way in cancer treatment on the African continent  Life Healthcare Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town has just made substantial upgrades to its successful “first for Africa” multimillion-Rand Novalis Tx  radiotherapy equipment, otherwise known as Novalis Radiosurgery, which allows for faster and more accurate targeting and treatment of previously untreatable tumours.… Continue reading Technology to heal your heart

2016, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare

Everybody’s talking about… Sitting

Sit, stand or move? How can you overcome physical inactivity in your everyday life?   Research shows that people who sit for eleven or more hours a day are 40% more likely to die over the next three years, whether they are physically active or not. Movement is a vital nutrient for health. Considering your levels… Continue reading Everybody’s talking about… Sitting

2016, ALL POSTS, Charlene Yared West, fitness, Magazine: Life Healthcare

What the fitness experts want you to know…

It’s time for me-time this month, and here’s some sound expert advice to help get you moving for better health and fitness. Sometimes, becoming fit and healthy is easier said than done - and for many, seems like an insurmountable challenge in their life. According to the World Health Organization, obesity has more than doubled… Continue reading What the fitness experts want you to know…