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2023 Newsletters - 2023-05-18

World Hypertension Day 2023

The heart is the body’s most vital organ. When it beats, it pumps blood into the vessels which send the blood around the body. The force of pushing blood against the walls of the blood vessels is called the blood pressure. When the blood pressure is high, the heart has to pump harder to circulate blood around the body.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-05-15


Allergies are a common health issue affecting millions of people worldwide. In this newsletter, we'll discuss the types of allergies, testing, management, and prevention.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-04-03

Cholera Update

During the first week of February this year, the South African health authorities reported two cases of cholera in people returning from Malawi. Since then, four more infections have been notified to the NICD.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-03-24

World TB Day

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and mostly affects the lungs but may affect the central nervous system (brain) and gastrointestinal tract.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-03-14

The Salty Truth

Salt is closely related to many aspects of human history. Its uses are vast ranging from being used to preserve and flavor food to being used to promote fertility in animals (1,2). 

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-03-09

Achieving Excellence

We are proud to share that our laboratories are ISO 15189:2012 accredited thanks to the continuous improvement efforts of our teams. As an ISO 15189:2012 accredited laboratory, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality in diagnostic testing.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-02-17

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Any sexually active person may be exposed to an STI and request to be screened. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following:

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2022 Newsletters - 2022-12-02

HIV Integrase Inhibitors

Clinicians now have five classes of antiretroviral agents (ARVs) for the treatment of HIV infection in both treatment-naïve and treatment - experienced individuals.

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2022 Newsletters - 2022-12-02

All About HIV

HIV testing tells you whether or not you have HIV. Knowing your status is important because it helps you make decisions to stay healthy and prevent getting or transmitting HIV.

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2022 Newsletters - 2022-11-02


Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body cannot process sugar properly. Diabetes is also called "diabetes mellitus" or "sugar diabetes". When people who have diabetes eat glucose, which is found in foods such as breads, potatoes and sweets, it can't be converted into energy. Instead of being converted into energy, the glucose stays in the blood.

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