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Learn more about preventive health for women. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

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    This October we are very proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon (one), ...

  • Is Functional Medicine the Future of Health? We asked Dr. Tim Trodd

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    Functional medicine is becoming increasingly popular in modern medical practice. Many doctors in Western countries are changing the way they practice by focusing on the root cause of the disease instead of just treating the symptoms.   Functional medicine shifts the focus ...

  • In Sickness & In Health: Pre-marital Body Checks in Hong Kong

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    You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date, the wedding invitations are in the mail. But have you done a pre-marriage body check? When you’re committing to a life ‘in sickness and in health’, it makes sense to really understand ...

  • Are You Sleeping Enough?

    Sleeping Better and Sleeping Longer | Practical Tips to Try Tonight The pervasive ‘FOMO’ (fear of missing out) culture of extraordinarily long work hours and busy social lives has Hong Kong taking the top (or bottom) of the charts as some of ...

  • Why Are More Women Dying of Heart Attacks Than Men?

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    Heart disease, which is often first diagnosed after a heart attack, is the third leading cause of death in Hong Kong, causing 13.6% of female deaths in 2016. Heart attacks are often missed in women as they generally experience symptoms ...

  • Menstruation | What’s Normal, and What’s Not

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    While perhaps not the highlight of your month, the menstrual cycle rolls around twelve-ish times a year. Every month the uterus prepares a new lining in preparation for a potential pregnancy. When a woman doesn’t find herself pregnant, the lining ...

  • Why Love and Social Connectedness Make You Healthier

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    It’s February and love is in the air. Between Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, love is all around us. Love goes beyond the romantic, spine-tingling early days of a new relationship and can be found in the supportive relationships ...

  • Big News! After Shortage, The HPV Vaccine is Now Back in Hong Kong

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    After over half a year of shortage, the HPV Gardasil 9 vaccine is now available in Hong Kong. This shortage was following Merck’s announcement of a temporary shut down in the production due to a cyber attack. For Hong Kong, ...

  • From Birth Control to Cancer Protection | IUD Health Benefit

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    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 ...

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is why you’ve probably seen lots of the color pink lately. This is the time of the year when many breast cancer organizations host fund raisers and/or activities to raise awareness.   In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most ...

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