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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.
Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep

When it comes to sleep, most of us aren’t getting enough—far less than the recommended daily dose of 8–9 hours per night. Many of us suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. While this is a serious issue in adults (for example, it increases the risk of heart disease) it is even more detrimental in children.
[Danang] Health talk: “My body belongs to me”

[Danang] Health talk: “My body belongs to me”

On June 12th 2017, Family Medical Practice Danang coordinated with Singapore International School @ Danang to organize health talks with the topic “change in you” for international students from Year 1 to Year 4.
 Getting Tested For STDs in Ho Chi Minh City

Getting Tested For STDs in Ho Chi Minh City

Sometimes you do the dirty. Sometimes you do the dirty with a lot of people. Sometimes you do the dirty with a lot of people, and it leaves a trace. It’s absolutely normal for this to happen, but you gotta make sure you get checked for STDs.