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  1. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Total ankle replacement

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Ballet teacher regains footing Graeme Collins, 63, a retired ballet dancer who now teaches, knew he was in dire straits when he first felt his ankle joint getting stiff about 14 years ago. "My left ankle was a mes ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: liver cancer

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Call in the big guns Hanson Yip was an energetic young man with a heart for helping others. But while studying for a university degree in social work, the 26-year-old Yip (whose full has been withheld for reasons of p ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: avascular necrosis

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... metabolism and can lead to clotting of small blood vessels. He says that steroids are a common component in traditional medicine, and long-term use can give rise to AVN. In many cases, however, the cause of AVN is unknown. Chan fell into this category. Brockwell says that mild cases of AVN can resolve on their own once blood supply is re-established. But once the bone dies and collapses, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Endometriosis

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales healthpost@scmp.com Troubling tissue It shows up as pain- pain in the lower abdomen before and during menstruation, pain during or following sexual intercourse, pain when moving your bowels, and pelvic or lower back pain during your menstru ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Double trouble

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... to catastrophic- and often fatal- swelling of the brain. SIS is a relatively rare condition, with only 30 or so reported cases in the United States to date. But the mortality rate is extremely high at 90 ... leading to massive cerebral swelling. The swollen brain creates intense pressure inside the fixed confines of the skull. This pressure was so great in Lehe's case that it pushed his brain ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Nails tell a lot about person's health

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Angela Baura

    ... Angela Baura healthpost@scmp.com How to nail a problem An insurance agent by day, and a high-action casino dealer at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Casino by night, Sandra Yep-Lebeck, 44, knew that her immaculately manicured nails were an integral part of her ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: When fate plays a hand

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... or lung cancer. This form of lung cancer makes up 9 per cent of lung cancers and metastasises to the brain in half of the cases. Biopsy of his hand tissue showed that the cancer had metastasised ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Binaural audio therapy

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Hertz so good Madam Achara started having trouble with her vision in her early 60s. Her once-clear eyesight started misting and blurring. A consultation with an ophthalmologist showed that she had senile cataract in b ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: surgery to regrow torn knee pad

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... a blood supply, the meniscus is unable to heal. Severe injuries to this part of the disc, such as the type of tear in William's case, typically require surgery- a partial menisectomy- ... In William's case, it held the promise that he would be able to enjoy his lifestyle for many more years to come. Chan roped in his fellow specialist in orthopaedics and traumatology, Dr Kong Chi-chung, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Psoriasis

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... there is a strong genetic component- as in Lai's case- psoriasis is not contagious. Doctors also believe certain triggers must be present in combination with the genetic disposition before psoriasis ...




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