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Keystone Medical on Eden FM

Dr Pieter Henning, Head Radiologist at Keystone Medical speaks to Eden FM on the importance of Breast Cancer Screening and some of the prevention measure actions that women can take #ScreenHerSaveHer

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Understanding hip pain and the diagnostic tools available to make a diagnosis

Hip pain can affect all ages, but approximately 14% of the population over the age of 60 reports hip pain. To make an accurate diagnosis of hip pain can be challenging. Factors such as distant osteoligamentous, tendinous, nervous, myofascial, and muscular anatomy must be taken into consideration before a diagnosis can be made.
The differential diagnosis of hip pain is broad, and without the accurate diagnosis, the correct and appropriate treatment plan cannot be established.

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Hands down one of the body’s most valuable assets

A combination of gross and fine motor skills allow us to cook, exercise, type on a computer or cellphone and do daily chores. It often takes a paper cut to realize the value of a finger. A diseased hand can leave you feeling incapacitated and unproductive. Due to the high load and expectation of the body on their co-working hands, hands are susceptible to overuse injury and in the case of an underlaying disease often find themselves in a state of helplessness.

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What to do if you suspect a loved one may be having a stroke

Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty … Time to call 10177. Act FAST, you are seeing someone having a stroke. A stroke occurs when a portion of the brain does not receive adequate blood supply and is unable to function. Stroke is regarded as an acute syndrome. It is a major cause of death, rated as the third leading cause of death globally.

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Chronic Shoulder pain in Overhead Athletes

Athletes participating in all overhead sports such as swimming, tennis, cricket and javelin classify as overhead athletes. Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is a condition commonly encountered in overhead athletes, resulting in longstanding and chronic shoulder pain, which worsens during repeated overhead activity.

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The Precursor of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in South Africa, and the world. The latest CANSA statistics revealed that, 1 in every 26 women are at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in South Africa. According to projected statistics, the risk of developing cancer, and specifically breast cancer, will increase by 78% by 2030.

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