Colds and flu

Preventing flu

Flu vaccine missing its mark

The vaccine that is supposed to protect against the annual flu is less effective this year because some strains were not included.

5 immune boosters in your kitchen

You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen.

Flu-proof your home

While it's impossible to banish the viruses that cause cold and flu, you can limit your family’s exposure to them at home.

10 immune system boosters

It makes sense to boost your immune system as a precautionary measure. Here are ten important things the experts say you should do in order to stay healthy.

15 tips to stay healthy in winter

Don't let colds and flu stop you this winter. Follow these tips and hints and you can continue to get more out life despite the weather forecast.

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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