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Jan 22 2021

Family Planning and Hereditary Risk

Your genes can determine your traits. Carrier screening involves genetic testing to identify gene mutations you have, that have the potential to be passed down to your children. Genetic testing helps provide ‘peace of mind’ while you are planning for the arrival of a child.

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Jan 18 2021

Half-matched Stem Cell Transplants: Twice the Hope, Half the Wait, Full Recovery

A haploidentical stem cell transplant (colloquially called “half-matched transplant”) is a highly effective treatment option available at the Horizon Regional Cancer Center. “The bone marrow transplant is a treatment option for cancer of the blood. In some cases, it is the only hope of being completely cured of cancer, but the chances of finding a complete-match bone marrow donor are very slim. However, a 50% match is now all that is required for treatment with high success rate. ” said Assoc. Prof. Col. Dr. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon, a haematology and oncology specialist.

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Jan 13 2021

Benefits of Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is more often hereditary than other cancers. Some women have genetic mutations in certain genes that increases their risk of breast cancer. Genetic testing can be performed to identify mutations in such genes.

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Jan 11 2021

Swelling and redness around the anus is treatable. Don’t be embarrassed.

An anal fistula is a red bump, sometimes with pus, that occurs around the anus and buttocks.

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Jan 05 2021

I Live What I Do | Dr. Brian Kunakom | Naturopathic Consultant

Therefore, our health can always be better. But it has to start somewhere”, Dr. Brian Kunakom, one of Bumrungrad’s Naturopathic Consultant, is very passionate in what he does, sharing the other side of wellness and healing.

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Jan 05 2021

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is a serious condition of the kidneys defined as the gradual loss of their function over a prolonged period of time. It is categorized into five stages based on severity.

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Jan 05 2021

Amazing Journey of Pregnancy | Bumrungrad’s Women Center

Having a baby is one of the most life changing events you will ever experience. Bumrungrad’s board-certified obstetricians and anesthesiologists are available 24/7 to guide you on this amazing journey, providing all the support needed for a safe labor and delivery.

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Jan 04 2021

100 years of insulin: a century of innovation for diabetes patients

Diabetes has been affecting humanity through thousands of years of recorded history. Yet, it has only been in the last one hundred years that the true causes of diabetes—and insulin—were discovered.

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Dec 31 2020

HPV - Zip Up Challenge: You may get HPV in your lifetime…

In 2018, an estimated 570,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 311,000 women died from the disease. Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types is the main cause of cervical cancer.

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