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A mom's story: "Living with my son's Prader-Willi Syndrome"

One in 15 000 babies around the world are born with PWS. Janet Legemaate shares their inspiring story.

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Ever wondered about the risks of self-medicating a sick child?

Stay on the safe side of non-prescription medication when treating your little ones' colds and flu. Here's how.

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Mom, is your backache killing you? Here's what might be the cause...

After two years of unexplained back pain, this mom found others with the same complaint – and then realised what it could be.

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Chronic coughs in kids: are cough syrups a waste of money?

Before you self-medicate with just any cough syrup, read here. You could be wasting your money if you buy blindly.

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Rare Disease Day: we need more research!

Around half of all people living with rare diseases are children. This year, Rare Disease Day urges everyone in SA to talk about it, donate, volunteer and become an activist to help researchers tackle these diseases!

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A coach responds to school rugby concussions

An ex-coach gives his view on rugby injuries at school level.

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Mom of 13-year-old Luca with leukaemia begs you to sign petition

Would you pay R2,000 to register as a stem-cell donor? Probably not, and that's why we need government's help.

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Down syndrome won't keep me down: four friends open own pizza business!

Struggling to fight discrimination and find jobs, four friends, each living with Down syndrome, decided to open their own catering service – and it's thriving.

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School rugby and concussions: why parents can't bury their heads in the sand

World Rugby is trying to increase awareness around one of the most common rugby injuries.

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Thousands vaccinated in Stellenbosch after measles outbreak

A total of 2,700 learners in three Stellenbosch schools have been successfully vaccinated against measles.

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Mosquito nets, chests and other dangers lurking in your home

Watch out for these everyday household items.

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Measles outbreak in Stellenbosch: how to protect your kids

A measles outbreak in Stellenbosch is under control, says Dr Beth Engelbrecht, head of the Western Cape Department of Health.

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10 best timesavers for busy moms

When you’re a mom, there are just never enough hours in the day, so we’ve got 10 great timesavers to help you keep on top of your to-do list

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How to help a choking baby

Don't panic when your child is choking, just follow these steps.

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Beach "queen" loving her mommy body

A Cape Town mom revealed pictures of her post-baby body in a monokini on the beach, saying our bodies are beautiful because they are. Amen, sister!

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SA snakes and snakebites: a parent's guide

A quick guide to which South African snakes are dangerous, what their bites can do and what to do if your child was bitten by a snake.

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How to have sun-safe kids - five simple rules

Serious damage is done to the skin by sun exposure in childhood. Protecting your children’s skin now could prevent skin cancer later in life.

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Travel first aid kit

Be prepared for most travel emergencies this festive season.

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#16Days of Storytelling

Heartlines is encouraging everyone to share their stories, create awareness and uplift each other.

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Everything you need to know about child abuse

It is our legal duty to protect all children against child abuse and report abuse when we suspect it. So how do you know and what do you do?

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How do I know if my baby has reflux?

Vomiting is normal in babies if it occurs as a little spit-up after feeding and when your baby breaks wind – this is called posseting. Excessive vomiting, however, especially if related to feeding, may well be reflux.
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