Black Diamond Magazine Articles

Its Burnout Season

Can you believe December is around the corner? Well, in case you haven’t noticed, season’s greetings decorations are up and we have started attending year end functions. Although this is traditionally meant to be a happy season, this is not true for a large number of people. It is the end of a long working more…

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer Mention of the word “cancer” normally puts people in a panic. A feeling of impending doom overcomes many. A diagnosis of cancer is not a light one and should be taken seriously. However, people should be cautious with such diagnosis as it has many implications once made. What is cancer: The body is more…

What Happens After Pap Smear Examination?

This is part 2/3 for this topic. Once you have done your PAP smear, one of the following things can happen: Your healthcare practitioner may tell you your results are “within normal limits” and they will see you when you are due for your next one (see previous article to see when the next one should be). more…

On your back… Set tray … Pap (smear) !!

One of the things highlighted during the month of September is the importance of doing a pap smear. There is something about this test that sends women (those who know of it) into a state of panic. I say those who know of it because believe it or not, I still get a “what’s that” more…

Frankly speaking…

I have been cracking my head wondering what to write this month. Truth is, I am not a winter person. Everything in my life literally freezes. My brain is no exception. So I finally decided to settle on a “light hearted topic”. I have decided to let you in on what doctors gossip about during more…

‘Tis the season to be sneezing…

by Dr Lerato Masemola Winter happens every year without fail. And with it comes the dreaded “flu”. This year “the flu season” started early with what seemed to be never ending rains in March bringing cold weather prematurely. Here is what you need to know about colds and flu so you are better prepared to more…

Mapping out your Health Goals

March is my birth month. So I generally regard this month MY new year. This is a time for me to re-evaluate my yearly goals, and of course that includes my health goals. Another reason I choose to do this in March, not January, is because I truly dislike the rush and hype of the more…

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