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“I am HIV+, but my partner is negative”

March 3, 2017
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

FREE STATE – Lerato Mofokeng, a 36-year-old mother of a four year old, was surprised when she and her child were diagnosed with HIV – yet her boyfriend of seven years tested negative for the virus.

Free State hospital wins best vegetable garden award

March 2, 2017
Nutrition   OurHealth  

Tshimo ya Bophelo, meaning the Garden of Health, is a community vegetable garden project situated at Thebe District Hospital in Harrismith in the Free State that has proven to be such a successful venture that it has won awards.

Fight to beat diabetes and early death

February 28, 2017
Diabetes   Obesity   OurHealth  

Makhehla Mosia from Qwaqwa in the Free State believes years of bad eating habits are what led her to develop type 2 diabetes and poor health.

Bad diet complicates obese granny’s health

February 14, 2017
News   Obesity   OurHealth  

Three meals a day of pap smothered in fish oil or butter have resulted in 61-year-old grandmother gaining so much weight that she is now bed-ridden.

Over-60’s in good shape thanks to health club

February 10, 2017

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the yard around the old Bohlokong municipal offices in the Free State turns into a hive of activity.

One woman’s brave fight against breast cancer

January 27, 2017
breast cancer   OurHealth  

A Free State woman who is battling against breast cancer found that by changing her outlook she has been able to change her experience.

Fake doctor arrested

January 20, 2017
News   OurHealth   Women's Health  

FREE STATE – An intelligence operation between Crime intelligence and the Free State Hawks has led to the arrest of a man accused of performing illegal abortions.