What is High Blood Pressure? Causes and Treatment

8 Aug 2019

Considered keeping an eye on your blood pressure? It may be a good time to start. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

How to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulders from Happening

2 Aug 2019

Swimmers can have shoulder pains for many reasons. Younger swimmers commonly develop shoulder injuries because they aren’t strong enough to always do the strokes correctly. For more mature swimmers, poor technique is the primary factor for a shoulder injury. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Sports Medicine

4 Top Nutritional Tips to Keep Your Children Healthy

30 Jul 2019

A healthy and natural based diet might be more important than you think to your child’s academic performance at school. Good nutrition promotes early brain development and builds a stronger immune system against viral infections and diseases. Numerous studies have found links between children’s health and their ability to perform well in a school environment. It was discovered that children with healthier diets were able to function much better at school than those with unhealthy diets.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

What is Prenatal Care? 5 Reasons Why Prenatal Care is Important

17 Jul 2019

Of all types of physician visits, prenatal care (also known as antenatal care) is one of the most common reasons for a physician visit by women. Almost every study about prenatal care has demonstrated that it improves both foetal and maternal outcomes, especially if the care begins early in the first trimester.

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Topics: Body Check, Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy

What causes Iron Deficiency Anaemia during Pregnancy?

13 Jul 2019

During pregnancy, your body goes through several significant changes and all sorts of challenges can arise — one of which is the increase in blood production to provide nutrients for your baby. While this is essential for your young one's growth, this also means that pregnant women have a higher risk of developing anaemia.

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

Why are Natural Births Still Popular in 2019?

9 Jul 2019

As your pregnancy progresses, you will need to start thinking about your birth plan and labour delivery options. Women have a choice of two types of births: natural and operative. To make sure you're informed on your options, here is what you need to know about the natural birthing options available to you.

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Topics: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy

Gastrointestinal Cancer in Hong Kong: What is it and How to Reduce your Risk?

28 May 2019

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. But what's not widely known is that among all the different types, cancer affecting your GI tract (including the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus) has the highest mortality rate — accounting for 38% of all deaths caused by cancer overall (lung cancer only accounts for 26%).

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

Hong Kong Measles Guide 2019: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

12 Apr 2019

You've probably heard it by now: measles has made a comeback in Hong Kong. Initially starting as an outbreak among airport and airline staff, the number of cases in the city has now reached over 60 — exceeding those of cases within the last 4 years.

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Topics: Insider, Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

8 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Expect

1 Apr 2019

As you wrap up the second month of your pregnancy, you’ve had the opportunity to confirm the news and to share the thrilling announcement with your partner.  Being pregnant is an overwhelmingly exciting time as you plan for your family’s future.

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Topics: Body Check, Pregnancy