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  1. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

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

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

    ... (goiter), weight loss and frequent bowel movements, it was Lebeck's nails that first indicated an underlying health condition. "Nails and surrounding tissue can tell you a lot about a person's health," explains Alexandra Duff, podiatrist at PhysioMotion in Central. "Our nails are made of keratin, a hardened protein. Like hair, when you are healthy your nails look good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1127879/case-history-how-nail-problem
  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: partial knee replacement

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com An end to the daily grind Madam Chong, 50, knows that familiar feeling. It starts with a twinge in her knee. Then, over time, the pain builds to a crippling crescendo that on some days will cause her to fall in mid-st ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1072505/case-history-partial-knee-replacement
  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... recommended that people undertake weight-bearing exercises like jogging to protect bone health, Tang says that even walking and gentle stretching exercises are good. But given Wang's very low T-score, Tang wanted to support her bone health further with a diphosphonate, which can slow down further mineral loss in the bones. It does this by promoting the death of osteoclasts, whose job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1061692/case-history-bone-disease-works-undercover
  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Tick induces malaria-like symptoms

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com A ticking time bomb Roland Lee was an energetic man who travelled between Hong Kong, Shenzhen and New York running his business. So when 61-year-old Lee (whose name has been changed for reasons of patient confidential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1067210/case-history-tick-induces-malaria-symptoms
  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Poisoned minds Teddy Mak's family noticed that he was behaving a little oddly. The 49-year-old did not appear to fully understand them when they spoke, and seemed a little confused. He was also increasingly unste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1051638/case-history-lithium-poisoning
  6. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: peanut aspiration

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

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Beyond a choke Little Danny Lai was having a rough two weeks. The 23-month-old toddler had diarrhoea, low-grade fever and a persistent cough that would not go away. The gastric flu he seemed to be suffering was exacer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1039138/case-history-peanut-aspiration
  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    A truck driver's blind spot

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

    ... for 12 hours straight, only taking short breaks to stretch or visit the toilet. Although at risk of developing a range of health problems, few long-haul truck drivers have the time, money ... to manage his blood sugar. But given his job's demands, regular exercise was still a challenge. Because Kong had never had a thorough health check, no one knew how long his blood glucose level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1033435/truck-drivers-blind-spot
  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

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

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com A better way to her heart Tam Mei-lan, 86, was out of breath and out of options when she consulted Dr Elaine Chau, a cardiologist at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. The health crisis began when sudden chest pain and severe breathlessness landed Tam (whose name has been changed to protect her privacy) in hospital. She had suffered a heart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1028743/case-history
  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... himself to be in good health despite being obese and lacking exercise. In hindsight, he realised that he had been more thirsty than normal in the past few months, and had needed to urinate more frequently. But he missed these early signs of diabetes because he shrugged off the symptoms and was too busy to have a health check. Chan starting treating Ho with a vitrectomy of the right eye. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1019317/case-history
  10. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... health was on the line, he knew he had to shape up. His doctor referred him to Flavia U, senior dietitian at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. Teng hated the idea of seeing a dietitian ... in addition to his recently discovered health woes, he frequently had diarrhoea, especially after meals. He also often suffered from colds and flu. U devised a 1,900-calorie plan that enabled Teng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1011421/case-history

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