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STD Screening | Where to Go in Hong Kong

STD letters made up of pictograms

Looking for STD testing in Hong Kong? Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are not something most people openly discuss or like to think about, but let’s talk about it! Because STD symptoms can go unnoticed, it is extremely important to get STD testing if you had unprotected sex and you think that you may be at… Read More

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health | Western & Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspectives

Asian young man sticking out his tongue

Did you know that your tongue is one of the strongest muscles in your body and that it can tell a lot about your health? According to both Western and Chinese medicines your tongue can indicate deficiencies and diseases. Here is a brief guide to what your tongue can tell you about your health.   What Western… Read More

How to Manage Dry Winter Skin? Skin Care Tips From Dermatologist

Dry, cracked ground

Hong Kong winters can wreak havoc on our skin. The drop in temperature and humidity brings great weather to explore the trails and playgrounds of the city, but with it, dry and irritated skin. Moisture is essential in your skin to maintain its function as a strong protective barrier.   Environmental and medical causes of… Read More

Your Guide to Post-Pregnancy Birth Control in Hong Kong

Legs of couple on the beach

Newborn care is not easy but luckily it gets easier after a couple of weeks (or months) once you and your baby get used to this new life. As things settle in, you and your partner can finally have a more intimate relationship again. As you may not be thinking of having another baby yet, we help you review your birth… Read More

Having Twins (or more!) in Hong Kong

Newborn twins wrapped in a green blanket

Finally, a positive pregnancy test… soon after, your doctor confirms it with a blood test. But, during your first ultrasound, there are two heartbeats (no, it is not yours and the baby’s)! Finding out you are pregnant is amazing news. Finding out you carry twins is just that, but with many questions. Fertility treatments Let’s be clear:… Read More

From Birth Control to Cancer Protection | IUDs in Hong Kong

Two IUDs

What if women could use a birth control device that would also protect them from cancer? That would be “hugely impactful” says obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Patrick Chan 陳世樂醫生. According to a recent study published in the American journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, IUDs may protect against cervical cancer.   As explained by Dr. Chan, today there… Read More

Your Guide to Birth Plans in Hong Kong

Pregnant lady with notebook and ultrasound photos

Birth plans have become increasingly popular in Hong Kong for women delivering in both private and public hospitals. While it isn’t necessary to have a birth plan, it is helpful to understand what it is for and what it typically covers – the thinking process that goes into creating a birth plan can help you better prepare… Read More

How to Prepare For Flu Season in Hong Kong

Sick, ill dog

It is finally cooler in Hong Kong and it is the time of the year to get your flu shot. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu in Hong Kong, reducing doctor visits, school sick days, work sick days and preventing hospitalizations. People who are most vulnerable… Read More

Pregnancy Pampering and Massages in Hong Kong, Safely

Pregnant lady being pampered

When you’re expecting, it’s important to keep your morale up and stress levels down, and we can think of few better ways to do so than to get in a little “me” time now and then! Getting pampered can take many forms, from a mani/pedi, to a blow dry, to a babymoon at the spa. Pregnancy massage is… Read More

Maternity in Hong Kong: The “Half-Half” Route

Asian pregnant woman sitting on her bed

Giving birth at a private hospital in Hong Kong can easily cost more than HK$100,000 and very few insurance policies nowadays fully cover the expenses. In fact, most policies impose maternity specific limits, which can include both prenatal/postnatal care as well as the delivery itself. Given that private hospital delivery packages are exceptionally expensive, many… Read More

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