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Discovery Health Medical Scheme notes an increase in young people diagnosed with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension)

Discovery Health Medical Scheme notes an increase in young people diagnosed with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension)

“This World Hypertension Day and May Measure Month, Discovery Health encourages everyone to make regular blood pressure checks a priority,” says Dr Noluthando Nematswerani, Chief Clinical officer at Discovery Health. “Blood pressure checks are a very quick and easy way to know one’s risk of chronic high blood pressure - also called hypertension.”
‘May Measure Month’ is a global blood pressur

Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s WELLTH Fund pays out more than R600 million since January 2023

Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s WELLTH Fund pays out more than R600 million since January 2023

The WELLTH Fund has already paid out over R600 million to Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members since it launched in January 2023. The once-off benefit will be available until 31 December 2024. The top five services DHMS members used their WELLTH Fund benefit for in 2023 were to fund visits to dentists, GPs, physiotherapists, optometrists and to obstetricians and gynaecologists. In 2

Breast Health Foundation and Discovery Fund brings essential women’s healthcare services to members of the community in Mpumalanga

Breast Health Foundation and Discovery Fund brings essential women’s healthcare services to members of the community in Mpumalanga

03 April 2024, Johannesburg – The Breast Health Foundation (BHF), supported by the Discovery Fund, successfully renovated and inaugurated the Pfukani Women’s Clinic at Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, with the ambition to bring critical healthcare services closer to members of the community.
In April 2002, the Breast Health Foundation was established as a Not-for-Profit Organisatio

Leading health insurer’s ambition to help create a healthier Africa continues to gain momentum

Leading health insurer’s ambition to help create a healthier Africa continues to gain momentum

Leading health insurer’s ambition to help create a healthier Africa continues to gain momentum
Vitality Health International, the innovative health insurer that provides leading healthcare solutions to employers in Africa, has announced additional benefits, improved access to accredited healthcare provider networks, and a new health insurance plan to further broaden access of comprehensive heal

Living to 100 and beyond: Celebrating the Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s 90 centenarian members

Living to 100 and beyond: Celebrating the Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s 90 centenarian members

In April 2023, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) provided cover to 90 centenarian members (people aged 100 years or older), including two semi-supercentenarians aged 105. These members represent 0.0032% of DHMS lives (32 centenarians per million Scheme members). Ironically, DHMS centenarians are healthier than the average elderly member, with a chronic condition prevalence that is similar

Vitality Health International’s inaugural V-Talk session ignites critical conversations about malaria: a preventable and treatable disease

Vitality Health International’s inaugural V-Talk session ignites critical conversations about malaria: a preventable and treatable disease

Vitality Health International launched its inaugural V-Talk panel discussion last week with the aim of addressing critical health, wellness and economic challenges facing the African continent.
In the V-Talk series, leading experts are invited to identify and implement innovative healthcare solutions that protect, enhance and save lives across the African continent.
The inaugural V-Talk fo

New Discovery Health app introduces personalised, end-to-end healthcare journey including 3 cutting-edge, first-in-South Africa innovations

New Discovery Health app introduces personalised, end-to-end healthcare journey including 3 cutting-edge, first-in-South Africa innovations

The new Discovery Health App offers a personalized gateway to the healthcare system for every Discovery Health customer. It enables end-to-end healthcare system navigation and support. The App provides access to cutting-edge digital healthcare technology and services for customers. The App integrates everything to do with one’s health in one place, so that customers can easily check in on their

Tackling the rising tide of depression through screening, prevention and digital therapeutics for mental health

Tackling the rising tide of depression through screening, prevention and digital therapeutics for mental health

Across the world and in South Africa, depression is the most common form of mental illness. 1 in 3 people in South Africa experience a mental health issue. Only 1 in 10 people with a mental health issue have access to treatment. What role do healthy eating, exercise, holistic healthcare, and digital therapeutics for mental health play in tackling the unprecedented rise in mental illness – par

Diabetes and heart disease: Predictive analytics identify future risk to protect health and life span

Diabetes and heart disease: Predictive analytics identify future risk to protect health and life span

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Here’s a potentially life-saving equation: Regular health checks plus innovative predictive analysis equal a good chance of identifying (and subsequently, treating) serious diseases early on. This approach ensures investment into one’s lifespan and health span. How is this being applied to tackling common noncommunicable diseases like d

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