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When it's time to fire your doctor

Dr Owen Wiese says the difference between negligence and an honest mistake is a fine line in the medical profession. Here are some examples of just plain bad doctoring he's seen.

Apparently doctors are not human

A blog post with a picture of a doctor who fell asleep while at work has gone viral. The problem of doctors' excessively long working hours is highlighted again.

TB: the side only doctors see

Our resident doctor, who lost a colleague to TB, points out how poorly the disease is identified and managed in South African healthcare facilities.

Why health care needs a shot in the arm

A fair chunk of our budget should be injected into the state health care system because health is in an absolute crisis in this country, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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Flying the flag for better healthcare in Africa

Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences says it is a university "of the people, by the people, for the people” of Africa, and it is in favour of better healthcare for the continent.

Backstreet abortions: why is it still happening?

Backstreet abortions is a thriving business on our city streets. Why is this still happening in a country where abortions are legal? Dr Owen Wiese, Health24's resident doctor, gives his opinion.

When a doctor loses a patient

A picture of an upset doctor after losing one of his patients is going viral. Have you ever considered just how a doctor experiences loss?

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