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There’s more to the heart than love

The phrase “the healing power of love” may sound like a line from a cheesy romantic novel, but did you know that there are many scientific studies clearly supporting this? Good relationships—be they romantic, platonic, or with a pet—play a part in supporting good health, especially when it comes to the health of the heart, by reducing the incidences of cardiovascular diseases and mortalities.

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Why hesitate to get the chickenpox vaccine? – Better consider the best and simplest way to strengthen your immunity than never!

Consider before it’s too late! If you don’t want to catch chickenpox and have blister-like itchy rash all over your entire body, getting the chickenpox vaccine is the answer. Everyone who have never had the disease or never been vaccinated should get the chickenpox vaccine... just 2 shots and you will be guarded for life!

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Knowing my Genes | Patient’s Experience at Bumrungrad’s Genomic Center

Ms. Yi Liu has a family history of cancer and wants to understand her lifetime risk of developing cancer. She came to the Preventive Genomics & Family Check-up Services in Bumrungrad and got answers to her questions.

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Sleep medicine - sleep apnea l Let’s talk about health, Ep.7

Dr. Darakul Pornsriniyom, a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist, shares insights about sleep apnea, the most common sleep disorder.

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How important is the cornea?

The cornea is the front-most part covering the pupil, refracting lights entering the eye and thus it enables us to see. The cornea is our eye’s first defense against germs.

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Sudden Death and Genetically Inherited Heart Disease

One of the main factors behind athletes suffering sudden cardiac arrest, can be a condition associated with genetics called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most athletes with this condition are completely unaware of it, as they think their symptoms must be a result of their intense exercise routine.

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How do you know if you have a corneal problem?

How do you know if you have a corneal problem Blurred vision or distorted images , Sensitivity to light

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Osteoarthritis of the knee is a treatable condition

The most common cause of knee osteoarthritis is the prolonged use of our knees, over the lifespan substantial wear and tear affects the joint. In severe cases, this can cause debilitating pain, especially when standing up or walking. Prevention should be the first and is always the best course of action.

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How to care for an artificial knee

Artificial knees are very similar to the real thing, but require special consideration. The lifespan of the replacement knee lasts usually between 15–20 years, although this is dependent on the usage and care taken by the recipient. Therefore Dr. Pitt explains how to look after your artificial knee.

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