Author: mhamman

Waverley Medical Centre

“I think I am having a heart attack”

One of the most frightening things to happen to an individual is severe chest pain. This is a very common complaint from patients. A study published in the Africa Journal of Primary health care in 2016 regarding chest pain in Pretoria, Gauteng reports that “chest pain is quite common and up to 25% of the…
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September 1, 2021 0

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

At the moment al people age 50 + will be getting the Pfizer vaccine. Please register at Here are some basic information as per the CDC in America How Well does the Vaccine Work Based on evidence from clinical trials in people 16 years and older, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed infection…
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July 7, 2021 4

COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines…the current buzzword in all medical circles…We have found an increase in patients requesting information regarding the different types of vaccines. Everyone is wondering, curious or worried! There is a magnitude of information available in the press, social media and everyone has an opinion We as Doctors are positive and feel everyone should get…
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May 16, 2021 2

J&J vaccine pause due to blood clots

Many people have seen the news and are worried about the vaccine’s side effects and risks This is a very good article specifically about the J&J vaccine. As a big part of our population were/are due to receive this vaccine I thought it a good idea to share

April 14, 2021 0

COVID-19 vaccine – 07/01/2021

The SA government was applauded this morning by making an announcement regarding the procurement of a COVID-19 vaccine. At this stage this will only be for health care workers but there will likely be more options in the next few months COVID-19 vaccine – Business Day COVID-19 vaccine roll-out details There is so much talk…
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January 7, 2021 0

SA Paediatric association press release on closure of schools

PMG and SAPA position statement on school closures_July 2020

July 29, 2020 0

Kids & Exercise

The benefit of exercise for children An active child is a happy child! Follow Booyen Biokineticists on fb for some great tips on how to exercise with your kids kidsActivities

July 1, 2020 0

How do I keep my house COVID-19 free?

See the website below for a list of common household cleaning items that will kill COVID-19 on surfaces

May 13, 2020 1

Foot pain

Foot pain is debilitating. If you can’t step on your foot you can’t walk/work/exercize. This has a big impact on your day-to-day functionality. One of the most common causes of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis The pdf shows a summary of this common condition:   Plantar Fasciitis   Please see the link below for more detailed…
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March 27, 2020 1

I have a headache…again

The  WHO (world health organization) estimates that the prevalence among adults is about 50%. Half to three quarters of adults aged 18–65 years in the world have had headache in the last year.  Headache on 15 or more days every month affects 1.7–4% of the world’s adult population. Despite regional variations, headache disorders are a…
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March 3, 2020 0