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Understanding the risk of catching COVID-19

21 Feb 2020

Updated on February 21th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

To understand the risk of catching COVID-19 we need to understand the epidemic.

Understanding epidemics is maths and data. To try to simplify this complex process I will continue in the form of a story.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, COVID-19

What is the latest on COVID-19?

21 Feb 2020

Updated on February 21th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

We continue to get more data and information is evolving on a daily basis. I will continue to update this information in terms of:

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, COVID-19

COVID-19: the distinction between a disease and an epidemic

21 Feb 2020

Education and information are crucial factors in the management of infectious disease. The distinction between the disease and the epidemic is key.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, COVID-19

Understanding stress and disease susceptibility

20 Feb 2020

Can we make ourselves more susceptible to illness by emotionally stressing ourselves out about the current Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic?

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Techniques During the COVID-19 Outbreak

20 Feb 2020

In order to tackle our stress, we have to understand the type of stress that we have. In terms of definition, we experience 3 levels of stress: acute, episodic and chronic. We will go into how to deal with each type of stress appropriately.

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Maintaining Structure at Home While Your Kids Are Off School

19 Feb 2020

With the recent suspension of schools, many parents have found themselves in a predicament, trying to balance home and work life while ensuring their kids stay entertained and involved in their schooling. Many parents have become overwhelmed taking on the role of teacher and proctor whilst juggling their other roles of parent, friend, spouse or employee. So what can be done to alleviate some of that stress and build structure at home?

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

COVID-19: dealing with the anxiety epidemic

14 Feb 2020

It’s OK to feel anxious about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) … but let’s not feed our anxiety.

There are two epidemics happening now – the spread of the novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, and the even wider spread of anxiety about catching it. The latter epidemic is more contagious and more harmful because it can unintentionally feed itself.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

COVID-19: what can we do to prevent infection?

14 Feb 2020

In light of the current situation in Hong Kong, the Centre of Health Protection (CHP) has recommended the following guidelines in order to reduce the possibility of you and your loved ones from contacting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

5 Things You Can Learn From an Olympic Athlete’s Training Style

12 Feb 2020

With the Olympics coming soon to Tokyo in 2020, there’s no doubt that a good amount of training and work are put into place for the athletes competing. Although most of us won’t be professionally competing in the Olympics, there are a few things we can learn from the world’s top athletes on achieving amazing results and how they put forward their best in competition. 

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