Archive for the 'Medical Days' Category

Mopani hosts talk for Arthritis sufferers

Mopani Pharmacy celebrated another medical day recently; World Arthritis Day on 12 October.

World Arthritis Day is celebrated internationally every year on 12 October.  It is an opportunity for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) to join together and raise awareness of the issues affecting them.

In recognition of the day Mopani hosted a free talk on Osteo Arthritis at our Crossing store. The talk was well received with nearly forty people attending. It was presented by Zikhona Spelman, training officer for the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-aventis. Spelman gave a general introduction to Osteo Arthritis and then discussed the benefits of Glucosamine Sulphate in the management of the disease as well as necessary lifestyle changes and available treatment options for sufferers. Each attendee also received some free ArthroChoice samples, a pain relieving supplement for joint stiffness and inflammation.

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Mopani celebrates National Heart Awareness Month

Health screenings can even be life saving! Mopani recently offered free blood pressure and glucose testing in celebration of National Heart Awareness Month.

In celebration of National Heart Awareness Month Mopani Pharmacy in partnership with Pharma Dynamics and Bayer offered free blood pressure and glucose testing on 28 and 29 September outside their Crossing Centre store.

According to Sr Jane Mongwe, department head of clinic services at Mopani, health screenings are important because they can warn against possible health problems like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Detecting these diseases at an early stage can even be life saving since the patient is then aware of it and can then make the necessary lifestyle changes to manage the disease properly.

Mopani Pharmacy’s Wellness Clinics offer a full range of basic health screening tests including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and Body Mass Index. Visit them at our Crossing Centre, I’Langa Mall and White River Square stores or phone (013) 755 5500 for more information.