Discover Healthier

Azania Mosaka hosts DiscoverHealthier – a podcast that tells stories of inspirational people and shares thoughts of specialist guests. Join the conversations and build your understanding of health conditions, healthcare cover, living a healthier life and innovations that benefit our future wellbeing. Each episode offers something new, useful and entertaining. Keep listening as Azania weaves dialogues filled with expert knowledge and the awe-inspiring work of our country’s healthcare heroes.

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06
APR
2020

Maintain your Mental Wellbeing - Laetitia du Plessis

Laetitia du Plessis is a brave, passionate and accomplished woman. She is also super-fit and strives towards ever-healthier ways of fuelling her mind and body. Be moved and inspired as Laetitia opens up about her lifelong struggle with depression and bipolar disorder and explains ways in which she supports her therapy and medical treatment with a regime of super-healthy lifestyle habits. What are her secrets to health and thriving?
06
APR
2020

Maintain your Mental Wellbeing - Letshego Zulu

When her beloved husband Gugu passed away on Mount Kilimanjaro three years ago, South Africans all mourned alongside Letshego Zulu. Now, Letshego chats to Azania about what it takes to overcome significant loss and the strain on mental health that follows a period of extreme stress. How did exercise, healthy eating and other spiritual and mental lifestyle habits get Letshego through?
03
APR
2020

Maintain your Mental Wellbeing - The EXPERT Interviews: Prof. Renata Schoeman and Dr Seranne Motilal

Our mental health is absolutely fundamental to our overall health as it affects how we think, feel, and act, how we handle stress, relate to others, and our resilience, optimism, determination and ability to grow. You will be amazed to know that a range of simple lifestyle habits can supercharge your mental wellbeing. Azania finds out all you need to know from Professor Renata Schoeman (psychiatrist and head of the Healthcare Leadership MBA at the University of Stellenbosch Business School) and Dr Seranne Motilal (Clinical Wellness Specialist with Discovery Vitality; clinical doctor with a diploma in mental health and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard).
19
MAR
2020

Understanding COVID-19 Part 2

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread across South Africa, we have a narrow window of opportunity to slow the spread. Social distancing is one way to help stop the virus from spreading and "flattening the curve". Listen to Dr Noach share his views on how we can respond as a nation to prevent the spread of the virus and the growing relevance of telemedicine.
13
MAR
2020

Understanding COVID-19 Part 1

It’s hard to keep up with the pace of news around the global health emergency that is the novel coronavirus 2019 – now known as COVID-19. We have an opportunity to unite in our understanding and response to the presence of COVID-19, to prevent the spread of the virus in South Africa. In this podcast, Dr Ryan Noach, Discovery Health CEO shares his insights on COVID-19 by providing a clear breakdown of what COVID-19 is, how to understand it, and what we can do to best manage the risks that it represents. Stay Informed. Stay Healthy.
01
JAN
2020

The Future Of Healthcare

Hear all about current digital healthcare services and what tech and other developments mean for consumers and providers. We chat to Discovery Health’s Dr Jonathan Broomberg and Dr Ryan Noach about how cutting edge medical technology is improving service and care. Then, we take a walk through a healthcare practice that is fully digital – and patients love it.
25
DEC
2019

Antimicrobial Resistance Part 2: Surviving A Deadly Superbug

In part two of our investigation into Antimicrobial Resistance we cross to experts located in the UK and the US. We explore the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance with Lord Jim O’Neill. And, Dr Tom Patterson shares his chilling story of surviving a deadly superbug, thanks to his wife, Prof Steffanie Strathdee, and an innovative treatment made possible by the global scientific community.
18
DEC
2019

Healthy Heart, Healthy Life

This fascinating podcast episode brings complete understanding to the symptoms, risk factors and complications of heart disease - facts that everyone should know. Listen as Azania Mosaka sheds light on early warning signs, high blood pressure, stroke, the role of cholesterol and more. Azania’s in discussion with Dr Noluthando Nematswerani, Dr Nqoba Tsabedze and behavioural scientist, Jane Ball who talks about the fascinating science behind the health-related choices we make.
11
DEC
2019

Going To Hospital? What You Need To Know

Azania Mosaka explores every aspect of what it means to go to hospital. She chats to Jean Slabbert about being diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica – a condition that saw him spend 203 nights in hospital, over a two year period. Then, we explore all you need to know about the hospital journey - from using networks to what to do when you go for a day procedure or longer hospital stay, and those services that make your hospital stay easier.
04
DEC
2019

Debunking Diabetes

“Debunking diabetes” gives you a complete understanding of an often silent condition. Learn all you need to know about preventing type 2 diabetes, and understand the symptoms and complications of this illness. Tony Calitz shares his brave journey through type 2 diabetes with Azania Mosaka. She also chats to the experts - Dr Noluthando Nematswerani, Dr Sundeep Ruder and behavioural scientist Jane Ball, who sheds light on the amazing science behind the choices we make.
27
NOV
2019

Understanding The World Of Healthcare

A medical aid is similar to a “stokvel”. People contribute and agree to the rules and benefits. Similarly, in a medical scheme, the money in the pool pays for health claims. What can you do to manage costs and why are young, healthy people important in a scheme population? Dr Jonathan Broomberg, Shivani Ranchod and Deon Kotze unpack healthcare costs, how medical schemes work for you, how waste and fraud affect costs, medical aid rules and premium increases. Listen now.

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