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Feed on the right foods to lower cholesterol...easier said than done!
There is so much conflicting information out there on the correct type of diet to assist with lowering your cholesterol levels and also your heart disease risk.   So which diet should you follow?

Medical aid contributions for 2015 compared

The gap between medical scheme contribution increases and CPI inflation is widening, with higher monthly premiums taking a huge chunk out of household budgets.

However, consider your medical schemes’ health carefully before changing to a less expensive benefit option or a scheme which apparently has lower premiums. You may end up paying dearly for a lack of cover.

Highlights from Council for Medical Schemes's 2013/14 annual report

Medical schemes had a good financial year in 2013, which is good news for you, as a member, because the surpluses that schemes generate may be used only to provide you with benefits or to boost your scheme's reserves.

Most mentally ill South Africans won't be helped

Around a fifth of South Africans suffer from a mental disorder - but 75%  don't receive the care they need.

Ebola virus - Frequently Asked Questions

Requests for testing (with a detailed clinical, travel and exposure history) should be directed to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) hotline at 082 883 9920 (a 24-hour service for healthcare professionals only).

What is the Ebola virus disease?
Ebola virus disease (EVD) was previously known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and non-human primates (monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees). EVD is caused by a virus, and first appeared in 1976 when two outbreaks (one in an area near the Ebola River in Democratic Republic of Congo, and the other in South Sudan) occurred. Since then, sporadic outbreaks have occurred, most commonly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, South Sudan, Congo and Gabon.

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