Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 2015 Health Calendar

Hello dear friends and supporters!
Thanks for stopping by!

Now that February is over, it's a good time to make sure you are
taking care of yourself!  One way to do that is to keep up with the health awareness days
that were emphasized.  If you just study a few each month, you can make sure that
you and your loved ones are on the road to good heath!

If you read the Valentine post, you'll already know the February 14 health awareness days.

Now, for information about other health issues, read on.

amd and low vision awareness

Read the above link to find out a few interesting facts--such as, "What is AMD?"  

As always, see your doctor if you have questions.

Are you taking care of your heart?
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Read the above link for tips to help you keep your heart healthy...
and make the following promises!

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The link below takes you to an excellent article about life expectancy in Nepal 
from  You will see some very interesting information,
including a table showing the leading causes of death in 1990 and 2013.
Heart disease went from #5 to #1.  

February also drew our attention to our children's dental health.

The above link has some tips, ideas, and of course,
that coloring page for your little ones if you have a printer.

Please make sure your children are having their regular dental check-ups.
It's not something you'll ever regret!

For more tips and ideas, click this article from

It was also a time to raise awareness for Raynaud's Syndrome and Scleroderma.

To read about these diseases, click here:

and here:

Let's all do our best to stay healthy!

If you're experiencing any unusual symptoms, don't ignore them!
Go see your doctor!

If you have any prayer requests, please feel free to leave them in the comments.
We will keep them private if you request that.

Blessings and good health to all!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

News 2015--Hong Kong ENT Team


Do you know what that is?
Do you know how to pronounce it?

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Otorhinolaryngology is the study of ear, nose, and throat medical conditions.  Yes, the doctors with this speciality are the doctors referred to as ENT physicians.  To read more about this topic, you are invited to read this wikipedia article:

If you have visited this blog before, you will know that we are happy to receive an ENT team from Hong Kong Adventist Hospital every year to perform ENT surgeries, headed by Dr. Buddy Wong Yat-Kiu, ENT surgeon.  They come during their vacation time to give of their time, efforts, and expertise to help those in need.

This picture is from their website, which, if you are so inclined, you can peruse at your leisure here:

They arrived happy and ready to get to work!

Some of the 15 team members were "repeat customers" and some were "first timers!"
We are thankful that all of them came and we hope the "first timers" 
become "repeat customers!"  Some of them work at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital,
some work at other hospitals in the city, and some are retired.  

The team consisted of four ENT surgeons, three audiologists, four operating room nurses, one outpatient nurse, two post-operative nurses, and one secretary.

This shot shows Dr. Buddy Wong, team leader, performing a surgery.

You may enjoy this interesting article from the Hong Kong Medical Journal in which Dr. Wong was interviewed and talks about his work:

How many patients were treated this year?  52 patients had surgeries!  What a blessing!  Where did they come from?  From right here in Kavre,

neighboring Bhaktapur,

and Kathmandu.

The team posed with our own operating room doctors, nurses, and staff members
during their farewell dinner at the Mirabel Hotel in Dhulikhel.

Yes, it was a lovely dinner--the best part being the company!

Dr. Dale Mole', our new CEO, thanked the team for coming to Nepal
and helping those in need.

Dr. Wong,

Mrs. Wong, R.N.,

and in fact, all of the team members,
received recognition from Dr. Mole and a scarf from his wife Susen.

Below, please find just a few more photos.
(If you'd like to have a copy of any or all of the pictures, please e-mail us
at and make the request.)


We look forward to your next visit!!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Health Awareness!

Happy Valentine's Day!

We wish all our friends and supporters a lovely Valentine's Day with your loved ones!

We also invite you to please educated yourself on the important health issues that
are highlighted worldwide this Valentine's Day!

As you know, awareness if half of the battle.

Notice:  Some of the health issues below are for adults only.

February 14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day.

Did you know this?

Please click on the above link to read about congenital heart defects.

This webmd article is also informative about this problem:

To read about this disease in Nepal, click here:
This is from the Journal of Gandaki Medical College.

Let's learn how to take care of our precious little ones and when to take them to the doctor.
Don't hesitate to ever go for a consultation if you have questions!

February 14 is Donor Day.

The above blog is written by a heart transplant recipient and is very interesting
and inspiring.

Yes, there is an organ transplant center in Nepal.
Here is their website:

and Facebook page link:

Let's not ignore this important health tool.

Valentine's Day is also Sexual and Reproductive Health Day.
We may not want to talk about these kinds of problems, but they are there
and they're not going away.  Information is your shield!

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The above link is full of information.

So is this article about youth in Nepal:

...and this one as well:

In the same vane as the above, Valentine's Day is also Condom Day.

According to the Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, the knowledge of condoms
in Nepal is not adequate, especially among females.

If you recall, we have male and female physicians here, 
so if you have questions, you may have your pick as to which doctor you
feel more comfortable consulting with.

Impotence Day is on Valentine's Day too.
This delicate subject can affect many people.
Your doctor can help.  Don't be embarrassed to come for a consultation 
you have questions.  

Diabetics may enjoy this enlightening article:

To read how early heart disease can lead to impotence, read here:

Stay Happy and Healthy!

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