Public & Private Health Services-related Health Articles

Need a Doctor during a Typhoon? Your Practical Guide

Life doesn’t stop when a typhoon hits. What if you have a scheduled surgery or facing a medical emergency? We bring you clarity on medical care in a typhoon or black rain signal. PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR MEDICAL SERVICES Rule of thumb: Most clinics close during a T8 or black rainstorm warning. The range of services […]

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Lung Cancer in Hong Kong: Causes, Symptoms, Screening and Treatment

Lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer deaths in Hong Kong since the HK Cancer Registry opened in 1983. Its high mortality rate is largely due to the fact that most patients do not have visible symptoms at an early stage of the disease. Lung cancer is the second and third most common […]

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The Complete Guide to ENT Doctors in Hong Kong

Ears, nose and throat (ENT) doctors (aka otorhinolaryngologists) are responsible for some basic yet essential functions in our body. If you or your child have been advised to see an ENT doctor, Healthy Matters has researched and produced an expert resource with all the details you need. Methodology: This guide does not aim to be […]

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The Complete Guide to Plastic Surgery in Hong Kong

If you are thinking about liposuction, breast augmentation or a nose job in Hong Kong, being well informed is the first step, and it is essential. Here is everything you need to know about plastic surgery in Hong Kong: risks and safety, common procedures, practitioners, costs and insurance cover.  Methodology: This guide does not aim […]

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The Complete Guide to Neurologists in Hong Kong

Looking for a neurologist in Hong Kong? Healthy Matters brings you an expert, comprehensive guide with all the details you need.  Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and based on our independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any service in exchange for inclusion […]

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Lymphoma in Hong Kong: Causes, Symptoms, Screening and Treatment

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that originates from lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cells which circulate in the lymphatic system and fight infections. Lymphoma has become more common in Hong Kong and there are nearly than 1000 new cases each year.  What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma occurs when lymphocytes develop a malignant […]

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The Complete 2019 Guide to Ruttonjee Hospital 律敦治醫院

Looking to visit a public hospital in Hong Kong? Here is your comprehensive, independent guide to Ruttonjee Hospital 律敦治醫院 in Hong Kong. Overview of Ruttonjee Hospital Ruttonjee is a public hospital located in Wan Chai. It is under the Hospital Authority’s Management, and is a major acute general hospital providing accident and emergency (A&E) and […]

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The Complete 2019 Guide to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital 東區尤德夫人那打素醫院

Looking to visit a public hospital in Hong Kong? Here is your comprehensive, independent guide to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital 東區尤德夫人那打素醫院 in Hong Kong. Overview  Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital is a public hospital located in Chai Wan in Hong Kong under the Hospital Authority’s Management. It is a major acute general hospital and […]

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