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What Should a Full Body Check Cover?

20 Jan 2020

It’s a fact of life. Your body functions decline as you get older. And for each decade that passes, you’re more and more likely to develop some sort of health condition or disease.

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Topics: Body Check, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

How to Protect Yourself From Runner’s Knee

16 Jan 2020

Does your knee hurt when you climb the stairs, run, or even with just walking? You could be suffering from runner's knee. As the name suggests, runner's knee refers to pain around the knee area and is commonly diagnosed among runners. However, they aren't the only ones that can suffer from it.

 

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Topics: Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Sports Medicine

Wuhan Pneumonia Outbreak: How to Protect Yourself in Hong Kong

15 Jan 2020

As the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of Hong Kong warns that we've entered this year's winter influenza season, you've probably heard by now of another health concern; the outbreak of pneumonia that has been spreading in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Though the virus isn't prevalent in Hong Kong yet, many people fear it could become another outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) — a deadly epidemic in 2003 that claimed 299 lives and affected 1,755 people in Hong Kong.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

Body Check 101: Who Needs It, What to Expect & Why You Should Get One

13 Jan 2020

Thinking about getting a body check? ‘Prevention is better than cure.’

You might not feel there is an imminent need to see your physician but authorities suggest an annual body check is more important than you might think.

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Topics: Body Check, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

2020 Guide to Psychology & Therapy in Hong Kong

11 Jan 2020

Often when there’s a discussion on health, most of us tend to think about our physical health (such as how we diet and exercise) and forget the significance of our mental health. But in many ways, your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and increasingly, there is overwhelming support for the idea that the two are closely linked

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Topics: Psychology

3 Common Causes of Joint Pain in Hong Kong

7 Jan 2020

Joint pain is one of the most common conditions affecting the elderly around the world, and Hong Kong is no exception. In 2015, the South China Morning Post revealed that about 40% of people aged over 65 suffer from osteoarthritis (a common cause of joint pain). 

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Should I Take Aspirin to Prevent Preeclampsia?

17 Dec 2019

Aspirin is a common medication used to treat fevers and relieve pain from headaches, muscle aches and toothaches. It works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to reduce pain and swelling. 

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Topics: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

Colposcopy and Cervical Screening: Purpose, Procedure & Results

10 Dec 2019

In Hong Kong, cervical cancer is the seventh most common cancer among females and accounts for roughly 3.3% of all new cancer cases for women since 2016. Besides practising safer sex and getting the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination, the best option in lowering your risk of developing cervical cancer is by attending regular cervical screenings

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Topics: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

Getting a Body Check in Hong Kong: 3 Reasons You Should Do It

7 Dec 2019

People avoid going to the doctor for many reasons. In fact, it’s so common that the healthcare industry has come up with a term to define it: avoidance behaviour1. Studies show that around 33% of adults don’t go to the doctor, even when it may be necessary2.

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Topics: Body Check, Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine