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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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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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Regulation & Registration of Healthcare Professionals in Hong Kong: How to Know if You are in Safe Hands

Did you know that in Hong Kong there are 12 health professions that are subject to regulation and registration? We at Healthy Matters think patient safety is an imperative and our mission is to deliver you trusted health information so you can make better informed decisions.   When seeking out medical services, you may feel a… Read More

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Health Initiatives You Need to Know About from Carrie Lam’s 2018 Policy Address

The Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address touches on many healthcare aspects affecting the community of Hong Kong with Carrie Lam stating that “healthcare services are livelihood issues of greatest public concern just after housing”. Below is a complete summary of the various health initiatives covered in the recent 2018 Policy Address to the legislative council.… Read More

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Comprehensive Guide to Hong Kong’s Private Hospitals

When opting for private hospitals as opposed to public hospitals you are most likely to experience shorter wait times and more choice as far as treatment and physicians are concerned. Furthermore, private hospitals focus and pride themselves on patient comfort and strive for quality of care, often boasting state-of-the-art technology and systems. Many of the… Read More

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Your IVF Guide in Hong Kong | Public Versus Private Options and Costs

According to The Council on Human Reproductive Technology, in Hong Kong an estimated one in six couples have difficulty conceiving. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive treatment and it is the most well-known for infertility related issues.   If you are currently exploring In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) services in Hong Kong or just… Read More

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A Complete Guide to Abortion in Hong Kong

Terminating a pregnancy is a very personal and difficult decision, if you are considering this procedure Healthy Matters is here to help guide you along the way. We have all the information you need on getting an abortion in Hong Kong including your options, what to expect, what it costs, and where to go.  … Read More

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What You Need to Know About Medical Care During a Typhoon

As much as the Hong Kong government tries their best to keep everyone safe and sound, 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… Read More

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Post-Partum Mental Health Providers in Hong Kong

Overcoming the challenges of new motherhood is not easy. Mental health challenges are common in the first few weeks and months of the post-partum period. In Hong Kong, 40% to 80% of women will experience the ‘baby blues’ and 10% will experience post-partum depression (PPD). This is a guide to public and private providers of… Read More

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Ambulances in Hong Kong | Who Are You Going To Call In Case of Emergency?

Ambulances have paramedics on board and are able to stabilize patients in a serious condition prior to arriving at a hospital. In Hong Kong, there are two emergency ambulance providers: 999 and St John’s Ambulance.   Call 999 for an ambulance to drive you to a public hospital A&E Calling 999 will give you access… Read More

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