MEDICAL BLOG

Topical articles relating to medical matters and the Be Well Medical Center.

Mobility & Fitness Clinics : Getting Kids Active

Mobility, Flexibility and Strength Clinics for Children

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Men’s Health : A Healthy Reminder

Men’s health is a vital topic to address and the month of June is International Men's Health Month.

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Virus Safety Recommendations for Golf Players

Virus safety is very important and here are some recommendations for golf players in Covid-19 infected areas in Thailand.

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Dengue Fever : Prevention & Treatments

The rainy season is nearly upon us and the health warnings will not only apply to respiratory virus infections.

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Be Well VDO Consultations

In the current Covid-19 situation we recognise that many people are feeling a little uncomfortable about leaving their homes. To address this, we reintroducing VDO Consultation service for our members.

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Pneumonia vaccine

Does the pneumonia vaccine give any protection against Covid-19?

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What is Physical Rehab?

New sports physio and physiotherapy services at Be Well Medical Center

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20/20 Hindsight

A brief review of 2020's developments at Be Well Medical Center

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PM 2.5

Air Quality Index and PM2.5 – what they are and how to reduce their impact on your health.

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Chilled for Christmas

Be Well's second patient-centred seminar - a workshop on Relaxation Techniques for stress relief - was held last week.

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What is RSV and who is at risk?

RSV: Respiratory Syncytial Virus is common this time of year however if you would like to be tested, Be Well Medical Center has rapid testing available.

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Prostate Seminar Update

Answers to questions from the audience at our recent Prostate Health seminar held in conjunction with Samitivej Hospital, Bangkok.

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Southern Hemisphere Flu Lessons

The 2020 flu season has been historically mild right across the Southern Hemisphere (and Thailand too). What might this mean for the coming winter in the North?

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Flying home for Christmas

If you're planning to visit Europe or North America over winter, we recommend getting the Northern Hemisphere flu shot vaccine before you go.

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Back Pain in Primary Care

A brief look into the multi-disciplinary management of one of the commonest symptoms seen at the clinic.

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What? ~ how we hear.

The science of human hearing: how our ear takes a sound wave and turns it into data that our brain can interpret.

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The new rapid Covid-19 test

New rapid tests for Covid-19 are being hailed as game-changers. In this post, Dr Chris explains why very accurate tests give surprisingly inaccurate results.

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Developments in Heart Failure (V)

The fifth part of Dr. Ben's review of heart failure treatment, looking at those patients who seem to have normal heart function based on their test results.

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Developments in Heart Failure (IV)

The 4th article in Dr. Ben van Zoelen's series reviewing the management of heart failure. This article focusses on the range of mechanical interventions developed over the last 50 years.

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Developments in Heart Failure (III)

Retired cardiologist, Dr Ben van Zoelen reviews the most recent drug advances and their impact on the future treatment of heart failure patients.

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Developments in Heart Failure (II)

The second article in a four-part series where Dr Ben van Zoelen, retired cardiologist and member of the BeWell Advisory Committee, reviews the changing face of heart failure therapy.

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Hearing Clinic: June 27th

Photos from Be Well Medical Center's first hearing assessment clinic, Saturday 27 June 2020

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Developments in Heart Failure (I)

Dr Ben van Zoelen, retired cardiologist and member of the BeWell Advisory Committee, reviews the changing face of heart failure therapy.

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Thai Traditional Medicine visits Be Well Medical Center

The Be Well Medical Center hosted a visit by a Thai Traditional Medicine group from the Ministry of Public Health on Friday 19th June.

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Where’s the Flu gone?

Over the last seven weeks there hasn’t been a single positive case of influenza in Thailand, yet this would normally be the peak flu season.

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Facing Forwards

Whether to wear a face mask or not has been a controversial issue throughout this pandemic, with some authorities encouraging universal face mask wearing from the beginning while others have only recently taken the same approach.

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Over the Hill

Many countries are easing lockdown measures now that they're ‘over the peak’ of Covid-19. In Thailand, we’ve been lucky:

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Teeing off again.

The re-opening of Thailand's golf courses this weekend makes this the perfect time for a brief look into the medical side of golf.

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Dengue Information

Last week we mentioned that there is a vaccine for dengue fever but that it's not recommended for travellers and expats. This probably seems quite strange, so this week we'd like to explain why.

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Health in the Rain

This week saw the start of the rainy season, a welcome relief to the heat and drought. But the rains also come with health warnings. Thailand sees many more infections from respiratory viruses during the rainy season

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Coronavirus & BeWell Clinic services

Given the extra-ordinary circumstances generated by the current coronavirus pandemic, we must inform you that we have had to adapt our medical service protocols for patients with respiratory infection.

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Coronavirus Education and BeWell

The fight to control the coronavirus outbreak needs the help of everyone to limit further spread. For this reason we are now asking that patients with respiratory illness contact us by telephone

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Covid-19 versus Influenza

Both of these viruses can be fatal but usually aren't, and both generally cause severe illness in the same high-risk groups: people with pre-existing illnesses and people of increasing age.

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