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Pneumococcal vaccine… more than a defense against pneumonia!

If you’re 65 years and older, or 19-64 years old with certain health conditions such as chronic heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease, diabetes, alcoholism, or cigarette smoking, you should receive the pneumococcal vaccine. Not only will the vaccine protect you from pneumonia, but it also protects you from bloodstream and brain infection which can be life threatening.

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Bumrungrad’s newly renovated maternity ward provides world-class care

Bumrungrad International Hospital provides internationally certified excellence in healthcare and positive experiences for our patients. The maternity ward has been completely renovated with its design following the guiding principles of safety, function and emotion (SFE).

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The next frontier in personalized healthcare

Genomes affect how bodies metabolize drugs. Pharmacogenomic testing allows physicians to prescribe the most effective medication for each individual patient at the most effective dose, while also avoiding potential adverse reactions.

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Bumrungrad Robotic Surgery Center

A surgeon’s hands are known for precision and meticulousness to achieve the best operation result. But what if such expertise is further enhanced? At Bumrungrad International Hospital, the Robotic Surgery Center provides minimally invasive surgery with pinpoint accuracy from a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system.

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Endoscopic advances in the management of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common cancer of the pancreas. PDAC is an aggressive and difficult malignancy to treat.

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Let’s talk about health EP. 4 : Endoscopic Spine Surgery

What is endoscopic spine surgery? In this episode of "Let’s Talk About Health", Dr. Verapan will share some insight into the latest technology in spine surgery, especially the endoscopic technique.

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Let’s talk about health Ep.3 Robotic surgery: Is it for you?

In the medical field, robots have even been introduced to assist in many surgical procedures. The use of robot-assisted surgery with the assistance of computer technology is being increasingly utilized in hospitals all over the world. With many sources of information, it is complicated to understand and decide whether your physical condition is suitable for robotic-assisted surgery or just a normal procedure.

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Let’s talk about health Ep. 2: A Growing Problem Worldwide?

Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Accordingly to WHO, at least 2.8 million patients die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. The Digestive Disease Center of Bumrungrad International Hospital provides solutions to obesity. And Vitallife Scientific Wellness Center, Bumrungrad’s sister company, specializes in lifestyle medicine and takes a holistic view of weight management by looking at diet, activity levels, genetics, biochemistry, and lifestyle habits.

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Let’s talk about health EP.1: Cervical cancer, What we should know

Cervical cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among biological women and claims the lives of many people worldwide every day. Cervical cancer is a highly preventable type of cancer, and the more you know about it, the better you understand how to prevent this disease or detect it early when it is the most treatable.

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