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Why a medical check-up should be your #1 New Year Resolution

Quitting smoking, exercising more, healthy eating and stressing less are all good resolutions but are easier said than done. We have a resolution for you which is easy to keep, visit your Link pharmacist or make an appointment with your GP for essential screenings and a medical check-up. Why? Symptoms of some diseases are not [...]

By |2021-12-17T08:15:25+02:00January 1st, 2022|News|0 Comments

Everyone under the sun should use sunscreen

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, sunscreen plays a key role in a sun protection strategy but alone, it is not enough to keep you safe under the sun. You even need to apply sunscreen when it is cloudy as well. When used correctly, the use of an appropriate SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your [...]

By |2021-12-01T08:36:25+02:00December 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Find out more about Type 2 Diabetes

Let’s start with why you should try very hard to avoid Type 2 diabetes by looking at what the WHO (World Health Organisation) reported in 2021. According to a paper published by The National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) the prevalence of  diabetes in South Africa is rapidly increasing, placing a significant burden on our [...]

By |2021-11-04T17:01:47+02:00November 4th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Early detection can save lives

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is run annually in October globally but there should be greater awareness EVERY month of the year. As breast cancer is so prevalent in women, Link’s Ryan Conybeare encourages South Africa’s women to improve their awareness of the symptoms, risks that they can influence, and the benefits of early detection. "This [...]

By |2021-11-19T14:17:27+02:00October 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Link Pharmacy Today

According to the South African Pharmacy Museum, the pharmacy industry is as old as civilisation. But in a time of rapid change, the one thing that has not changed is Link's commitment to family and community values as a caring provider of 'good health' across South Africa. How has the role of pharmacy changed?  Link [...]

By |2021-09-01T17:05:33+02:00September 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Women’s good health and Link

A woman’s life stages are based on the reproductive cycle. The Harbin Clinic describes these stages as puberty, fertility and family planning, and menopause. What are the most common diseases to watch out for in each stage? How can a community pharmacist help women to navigate each of these life stages? Link group’s Ryan Conybeare [...]

By |2021-11-19T14:16:17+02:00August 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

COVID-19 and Mental Wellness

About one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety, depression or substance-abuse problems (which excludes more serious conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia), according to SACAP (South African College of Applied Psychology). On top of this, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected many people's mental wellbeing as they have faced (or are still facing) stress, [...]

By |2021-07-23T11:31:39+02:00July 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Men, screening and check-ups

Many of men’s most common diseases can be treated if detected early enough, making a regular check-up not only sensible but also a responsible action. According to Harvard University’s research findings, the average male pays less attention to their health than the average female and is less likely to have a medical check-up. Stats SA’s [...]

By |2021-06-01T15:35:11+02:00June 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Why quit smoking?

According to CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa), a strong motivator to quit smoking is thinking about why you should make the considerable effort to stop. CANSA offers some compelling reasons to quit, followed by tips to help smokers to stop smoking. Reasons to quit. Tobacco-related diseases kill over 42 000 South Africans annually.   Smoking [...]

By |2021-11-19T14:14:57+02:00April 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Good things don’t always come to those who wait

Ryan Conybeare, UPD Business Development Manager, says that although the World Health Day awareness campaign is held on the 7th April each year, pharmacies make good health and wellbeing easily accessible throughout the year. "The Link group fully supports local and global health awareness days but we encourage our customers to talk to their pharmacists, [...]

By |2021-04-01T10:03:50+02:00April 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments