General Family

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Burns in South Africa: Who is at risk?

By Arrive Alive. By being aware of the main risk factors for childhood burns in this country, it’s possible to reduce those risks and keep...
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Are flu shots a must for everyone?

Most medical experts strongly advise getting the flu vaccine, but many people remain skeptical when it comes to their efficacy. Flu season is here and...
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You, me & baby makes three

By Dr Sumayya Ebrahim, psychologist. You and your partner may be in love and have the ideal relationship – and you may think that both...
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8 mysteries only moms will understand

Being a mother is a beautiful, but often bizarre experience that could at times defy reason. On Planet Parenthood a number of phenomena do not work...
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The seven rules of Mother’s Day for dads

The second Sunday of every May is sacred. It is the time of year that we exclusively dedicate to all the mothers in our...
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The importance of vaccination throughout life

When looking back in history, it becomes apparent why vaccinating our children has become a routine part of parenthood. Vaccinations are proven to be...
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Cocoon your baby in health

Cocoon vaccinations, known as whooping cough vaccinations, are an essential protection to prevent possible illness, and it is suggested that those close to the...
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Safety when heating with gas

By Arrive Alive. During the cold of winter, our first responders are often attending to incidents of fire and burn! May is Burn Awareness Month...
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Being a mom made me a better human

Raising children is part challenge and part opportunity. You have the opportunity to create a whole new person, with the challenge of making sure...
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Braving the tonsil op times two

We recently had both my younger children’s tonsils out. Jack is 6 and Emma is 4 and we needed to have both done –...
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