Health Care at The Somerset Tag

We are all aging - every day, little by little. We may not be aware of it, we may ignore it, we may deny it, but one day we look in the mirror and we are greyer, wrinklier, slower. I have been reading an interesting series of...

In June it was World Heart Rhythm Week (04-10 June). It is a very good idea to be aware of your pulse (heartbeat). Is it regular and how fast is your heart beating (beats per minute)? The Normal Heart Rhythm The normal heart beats 60-100 beats per minute – and is...

An exciting new chapter dawned when I decided to leave the coastal town of Swakopmund and venture South.  My relocation to the Western Cape was prompted by inquiries into several retirement villages. The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village caught my attention with its distinct architectural style, well...

Myth: “The flu is just a bad cold!” The fact is that in the 2017-2018 flu season, nearly 80 000 Americans died from the flu and flu related complications (more than double the number that died in motor vehicle accidents), and more than 900 000 were hospitalized. The flu...

Myth: “The flu vaccine can cause the flu” This is a very common belief. In fact, a recent study showed that 43% of Americans believe that the flu vaccine can give them flu. But the truth is that the influenza vaccine does not contain any live virus...

Influenza starts with the characteristic signs of high fever, shaking, chills, headache and aching muscles; but it can quickly progress to causing life threatening complications. The influenza virus overwhelms the immune system, causing it to go into overdrive, and the resulting inflammation can damage the lungs to...