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Children-related Health Articles

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Your Orthodontic Care Options in Hong Kong

Dentistry is a broad medical field and while the ultimate goal is to improve oral health, there are differences between dentistry and orthodontists. The main point to note is that orthodontists specialize in treatments such as correcting misaligned teeth and jaws called malocclusions or bites.   We checked in with Orthodontist Dr. Louise Wong 黃淑興牙醫… Read More

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Where To See an Allergy Doctor in Hong Kong

Did you know Hong Kong does not have enough allergy specialists? According to the Hong Kong Medical Journal, the city is sorely underserved by allergists. Most people with allergies will be managed by their general practitioner or an organ-specific doctor such as an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. While their care is adequate, it will… Read More

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Schoolgirls To Be Vaccinated Against HPV in Hong Kong’s Fight Against Cervical Cancer

The Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world and cervical cancer is by far the most common HPV-related disease. High-risk strains of HPV are the predominant cause of 70% of cervical cancer cases which has driven some countries to include the preventative HPV vaccine in their immunization programs citing… Read More

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The 2018/2019 Guide to Flu Vaccination in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the flu is most common from January to March and from July to August. It is recommended by the Department of Health that flu vaccinations should be received every year in autumn. Getting vaccinated early on can be beneficial as the body needs at least two weeks to produce the antibodies necessary… Read More

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Tips for Couples & Grandparents on How to Prepare & Care for Baby

As part of our Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) series, Gordon Parenting provides Healthy Matters exclusive tips and advice on parenting.   If you’re a pregnant mom-to-be, you’re probably getting a lot of attention! From ‘extra caring’ family members to having complete strangers ask personal questions and touch your belly. But dads-to-be? You may feel far… Read More

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Bring Me a Book ‘Baby Gift Sets’ & ‘Parenting Workshops’ | Exclusive Offer for Healthy Matters Readers

Introducing Bring Me a Book Hong Kong an award-winning non-profit organization and the charity partner for our latest 2018 Healthy Matters Maternity + Baby Event.   Founded in 2006, Bring Me a Book Hong Kong (BMABHK) provides books to children who need them most. As the leading advocate of family literacy, their vision is for… Read More

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The Incredible Benefits of Reading to Your Child

Starting from birth to six years of age a child’s brain is going through remarkable growth and development, during this critical period over a million neural connections are formed every second making this time optimal for learning. Other factors influencing brain development include relationships, experiences, and the environment in which children are exposed to; these… Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Common Allergies in Hong Kong

Allergic diseases are on the rise all over the world. These include rhinitis, food allergies, drug allergies, and eczema. In collaboration with immunology and allergy specialist Dr. Adrian Wu 鄔揚源醫生, Healthy Matters is bringing you the ultimate guide to common allergies in Hong Kong.     What are allergies? Before we go into the allergy… Read More

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Children Ear Infections: What Every Parent Should Know

Middle ear infections (Otitis Media) are very common in young children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old. While they are not alarming and not contagious, they can bring your child a lot of pain and discomfort. In collaboration with ENT specialist, Dr. David Ho 何志謙醫生, Healthy Matters brings you a practical… Read More

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