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Fever Fears

Fever Fears

When a child is fighting off an infection, one of the most common side effects is fever. As the body’s natural immune response gets to work, the heat given off and the energy expended in the defense effort will raise a child’s body temperature and cause significant drowsiness and suffering. As the mercury rises, parents will often become greatly distressed and seek to treat the fever as quickly as possible. It’s a pity that sometimes, despite their best intentions, these efforts can end up being contrary to the needs of the child, and can even make the symptoms worse.
Diarrhea in children

Diarrhea in children

Just as in other major cities in Vietnam, Danang is packed with street food stalls and restaurants selling all manner of local delicacies. Foods are prepared fresh by vendors and enjoyed by locals on low stools and plastic chairs—and the taste is so good! It’s overwhelming, because the best places for authentic Vietnamese food in this bustling city are found right there on the streets.
Emergency Response

Emergency Response

When a Western tourist collapsed outside the Independence Palace last January, media outlets reported that the tourist had suffered a stroke. This wasn’t accurate — according to the emergency doctor who arrived on the scene by ambulance just minutes after receiving the alert, the patient had suffered from a heart attack, before going into cardiac arrest. The patient was taken into intensive care at a nearby cardiology unit.
Announcement for Visa Applicants to Australia

Announcement for Visa Applicants to Australia

As of the 8th of August 2017, Family Medical Practice will no longer be able to provide health check visa services to Australia.
Medical Evacuations

Medical Evacuations

Medical evacuations are difficult to pull off but in terms of complexity, there’s nothing that goes beyond extracorporeal membrane oxidation (ECMO). In these evacuations, a patient needs to be moved from one country to another while their heart is disconnected from their body. Just like an organ transplant, it takes a team of 12 to 14 people to pull one off, involving a multidisciplinary bioengineering team, a nursing team, and a medical team.
Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis is a potentially severe neurological infection. It is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus, and occurs in rural areas of Asia and the western Pacific. The disease is spread through these regions by mosquito bites.
Constipation – The painful problem

Constipation – The painful problem

Constipation is a common problem during childhood. Almost every child will experience it at some point. It is a condition where a child passes infrequent hard painful stools over a long period of time.
Colonoscopies

Colonoscopies

It is difficult to express just how much I enjoy being a gastroenterologist. Not everybody gets to do what they love, but for me, my work is my hobby and my passion.
Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is an acute mosquito-borne viral infection. It is currently regarded as the most important mosquito-borne disease internationally. Today, epidemics of dengue are more frequent and virulent—even potentially fatal—and they affect larger numbers of people than ever.
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

HFMD is a viral infection with a typical rash and mouth lesions. It is caused by an Enterovirus infection. The most susceptible are infants and toddlers.