Caring for your skin

You wouldn’t neglect your heart, so why neglect your skin, when infected or damaged skin can be life-threatening? MARISKA MORRIS investigates some common skin conditions and cures. The integumentary system, which includes skin, hair, nails, glands and nerve receptors, is the largest organ in the body. Skin weighs around two […]

Can I drive?

We tend to take driving for granted. We hop in and out of our cars, zipping through the traffic, without a second thought. But what about those who don’t or can’t drive? CAROLINE RULE, occupational therapist at Rolling Rehab, reports Living sans car is a major challenge in South Africa, […]

Forget “wheelchair friendly”, we want “universal access”!

Many accommodation websites contain a section headed “wheelchair friendly”, but what does this term actually mean? When you contact the establishment itself and start asking specifics, you will often find that only one or two access issues have been addressed. To the lay person, “wheelchair friendly” probably means the inclusion […]