The Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (JEMDSA) is the official journal of SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of SA), DESSA (Diabetes Education Society of SA), NOFSA (National Osteoporosis Foundation of SA), SASOM (SA Society of Obesity and Metabolism), LASSA (Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of SA) and PAEDS-SA (The Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrine and Diabetes Society of SA).

Through stringent peer review, the journal also aims to make a regional contribution to the international knowledge base of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes and hopes to also offer other African countries the opportunity to make a world-class African contribution.

Readership comprises of the members of the various societies, namely general physicians, endocrinologists, diabetologists, diabetes nurse educators, lipidologists, beriatricians, paediatricians, gynaecologists (specialising in osteoporosis and infertility) and general practitioners with a special interest in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.

Johnson & Johnson Launches J&J Institute to Meet Evolving Needs of HCPs and Improve Patient Outcomes in South Africa and Globally

2017 saw Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices launch the J&J Institute – focused on increasing access to healthcare education to improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience, thereby helping to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals (HCPs) in a value-based care environment.

INOVA TAKING CARE OF COLDS & FLU THIS WINTER

iNova Pharmaceuticals has a range of solutions to keep winter germs at bay. Whether it’s for a wet or a dry cough, sore throat, allergies or an annoying fever blister, their winter basket is available to help your patients through the upcoming winter season.

The clinical benefits of hope

“All people with serious medical problems have one thing in common – they are searching for hope.” This is the experience of Drs Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, whose interest in the clinical benefits of hope began in the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

Hypertension treatment offers challenges beyond blood pressure control

17 May each year marks World Hypertension Day, encouraging an increase in awareness and control of this modern epidemic. While the World Hypertension League’s 2017 theme of ‘Know your numbers’ calls attention to awareness and prevention, those treating and managing hypertension may give thought at this time to the long-term impact of the disease and its treatment.

WHEN YOUR PATIENT HAS A TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER (TMD)

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the name given to a group of conditions related to jaw movement and pain in and around the jaw joints. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects a person’s jaw to the temporal bones of their skull, which are in front of each ear. It enables up and down and side to side movement of the jaw, enabling a person to talk, chew, and yawn.

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