Your health checklist for 2014
A note from the Editor Growing up I was told that I belonged to a generation of people who would have to reinvent themselves at least three times in terms of careers. I write this as someone who has lived the ‘at-least’ in the space of two years and I By Ndu Ngwenya find myself both frightened and excited, I mean how many more lives do I have left? Before I joined tame TIMES, I worked as a promoter for a band that got signed by a recording company, who then took over all of my former duties. I joined tame TIMES in July of 2012 as
a freelance graphic designer; I became permanent in February of 2013. Exactly 12 months after initially joining the newspaper, July 2013, I moved to the editorial side of the paper, firstly as a sports journalist. Today, another six months later, I’m writing my first editor’s note. I mention this not as a boast but for two other reasons: firstly I’m tracing my development to introduce myself to the community I’ve lived in since 1996. Secondly I mention this to emphasise, especially to the recent school leavers, that anything is possible. I’m a true product of those who came before me, my parents (Bafana and Nhlanhlazonke Ngwenya), my friend and former editor of tame TIMES, Monica Supra and many more individuals who have played a role in shaping me. I believe I’m adequately equipped to serve the community of Alberton and I hereby pledge to do so in the best way I know how.
Giveaway of R1.6 million in cash and cars at Gold Reef Kick off 2014 with Gold Reef City at their first major casino promotion of the year, running between 6 January and 29 March, and stand a chance to win over R1.6 million in cars, cash and bonus jackpots. This thrilling promotion includes midweek bonus jackpots, weekend bonus jackpots and a Money Shower. During the midweek bonus jackpots, which takes place every Wednesday, winners will be randomly selected during two sessions per day. There is a total of R50 000 in cash prizes and the first session runs from 19:00 - 20:00 and the second session will take place from 21:00 - 22:00. Weekend bonus jackpots take place on midmonth and month-end Saturdays. There are also two sessions per day with the first session running from 19:00 - 20:00 and the second session from 21:00 - 22:00. A total of R80 000 in cash per day is up for grabs. The final prize in the second session on month-end Saturday is a VW Polo Vivo, one of three cars that will be given away over the period. Finally, on Tuesdays, from 15:00, winners
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are randomly selected and escorted to a Money Shower where they will then have 90 seconds to grab as much of the R20 000 that will shower down on them as they can – what they catch, they will keep. To be eligible to win, Gold Reef City Club cardholders simply need to play with their card on any slots or tables game on either the main casino floor or in Barney’s Smoking Casino. No winning combination is needed to stand a chance to win! Cards are obtainable from the Customer Service Desk upon presentation of an ID or driver’s license and it is free.
Drink plenty of water. This will help avoid dehydration and will flush out toxins in the body.
Breast health Physical breast exam by a doctor to pick up any lesions. Mammogram - for women 40 years and above, as part of annual breast cancer screening. Cervical cancer Pap smear - cervical screening to be done annually HPV - vaccination for human papilloma virus that leads to cervical cancer in teenage children from age 12. This is available for boys and girls. Prostate cancer Rectal digital examination by a doctor annually to pick up any abnormal changes of the prostate PSA - blood test specific for prostate cancer screening in males from 40 years of age Metabolic and heart disease Lipogram - blood test to measure the total amount of cholesterol circulating in the blood, starting at age 20 Blood pressure - an indicator of heart disease. It can be checked from age 18 and often if any of the results are abnormal you will check it regularly. Fasting plasma glucose - an indicator of diabetes risk. It can be done from 40 years of age or younger if overweight. HIV test - This should include pre- and post test counselling. Everyone who is sexually active must know their HIV status. Influenza vaccination - provides protection against common influenza strains. It is ideal for everyone, most especially young children, the elderly, HIV positive individuals, and diabetics.
Steps to live a healthy life Eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day. If you need to lose weight, track what you eat with a food diary. Weigh yourself weekly and consult a doctor before partaking in any diets. Take a multivitamin each day. Wash your hands regularly. Don’t smoke or use tobacco. Ask your doctor about products or programs that can help you quit. Drink alcohol only in moderation. That works out to no more than one drink a day for women and two for men. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Take a brisk 10 minute walk, three times a day. Aim for a total of 150 minutes per week. Drink plenty of water. This will help avoid dehydration and will flush out toxins in the body. Take a break and de-stress. Ask your doctor questions so that you can make the best decision about your life. * Supplied by Dr TP Mofokeng, AQH Medical Centre, 189 Columbine Ave, Mondeor, 011 941 4153.
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