The 2017 Absa Cape Epic has been fantastic but all good things must come to an end! In our final vlog we find out if courageous Claus Vognsen made it to the end of the race and we also take a look into the preparations that go into equipping and putting our team of experts together for the event. #CapeEpic
The Absa Cape Epic 2017 draws to a close in dramatic fashion with riders speeding into Val Da Vie Wine Estate to end another dramatic race finale. Returning patients have taken the time to thank our support team while new patients enter the race hospital for treatment.

Whatever the reason, Mediclinic Southern Africa is happy to have shared some inspiring moments with our brave riders and...
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Claus Vognsen (Denmark) with the Mediclinic team. He came to give the team a special thanks for helping him throughout Cape Epic race. #CapeEpic
Saturday’s Cape Epic vlog sees the infamous “Bum Clinic” take center stage as our team of experts in the Mediclinic race hospital ensure that riders are comfortable and able to get back into the saddle. #CapeEpic
When 15-year-old Grey College learner Declan O’Connor experienced terrible back pain, he had no idea he was suffering from a serious kidney infection. His mother Lesley, who was four hours away, rushed to his side at Mediclinic Bloemfontein: [ Link ]

'We thought the back pain was only flu' - Mediclinic
“The Cape Epic will take you in and if you’re lucky, if you’re fighting and trying to hang in there, you may just be lucky enough to be spat out as a finisher.”

These are the words of Denmark’s Claus Vognsen. In the latest instalment of our race vlog, we follow part of his courageous battle to conquer the #untamed. #CapeEpic
On #WorldTBDay, read about a doctor who has won an international award for the work done by her tuberculosis treatment advocacy group TB Proof: [ Link ]

Doctor involved with TB treatment plans at Mediclinic garnered awards...
Stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic saw the riders travel from Greyton to Elgin, but not without the help the Mediclinic team. The race hospital were icing, strapping, dressing and even using a nebuliser to make sure that the participants are as comfortable as possible and ready to face another epic day. #CapeEpic
I saw so many doctors to try and find out why I was in such pain,’ says Valencia Kippie, a 41-year-old mother from Cape Town. In 2014, after more than 12 years, she finally got the answer: [ Link ]

A journey with endometriosis - Mediclinic
Here’s another good reason to keep your immune system in good shape – low immunity can result in shingles. A sufferer shares how her ‘insect bites’ turned out to be shingles: [ Link ]

Shingles: an unwelcome encore - Mediclinic
Race vlog Nr 4 ‍♀ #CapeEpic
In Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic we follow the quad bike medics along the route while also taking a look at how PathCare play their part in helping dehydrated riders. Click here to watch the latest instalment of our race vlog. #CapeEpic
Watch KFM Breakfast radio and TV host Ryan O'Connor open up about what he’s learnt as a dad.
The riders took some creative measures to cool off after another epic day of riding! #CapeEpic #AbsaCapeEpic
You don’t need to hang out in the weights section at the gym to tone up and build muscle. We speak to a biokineticist about incorporating strengthening exercises into your workouts. Best part? You can do it at home: [ Link ]

The role of resistance training in your workout - Mediclinic
Following a demanding and technical ride in Stage 1, the Mediclinic race hospital saw over 240 patients on the day. Stage 2 was also shortened due to extreme heat. Follow our Cape Epic vlog here! #CapeEpic
Absa Cape Epic riders were in transit from Hermanus Elandskloof near Greyton and our team hit the road to visit the teams en route.

#CapeEpic #AbsaCapeEpic
Today is #WorldDownSyndromeDay. A Mediclinic paediatrician explains why children with Down’s syndrome are more susceptible to certain health issues than other children: [ Link ]

Down’s syndrome: the health risks - Mediclinic
Thyroid eye disease (TED) is where the eye muscles and fatty tissue behind the eye become inflamed, usually arising from a thyroid problem (Graves’ disease). Now transorbital endoscopic decompression offers an exciting and potentially less invasive treatment option for thyroid eye disease at Mediclinic: [ Link ]

World-class treatment for thyroid eye disease - Mediclinic