You don’t need to fear these flu vaccine myths

Brace yourselves: Flu season is coming. And along with the coughing, fevers and aches, you can expect a lot of unreliable or downright false information about the flu vaccine. While you can’t entirely germ-proof yourself or your children, you can learn to separate fact from fiction, keep your family healthier, and save time, money and […]

[Medical Corner] Stopping The Flu. Starts With You

By Dr W. B. McNaull* Seasonal influenza epidemics are annually responsible for between 3 million and 5 million cases of severe illness and between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths worldwide. Influenza is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system, including your nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs. The flu is caused by three types of […]

Chlamydia: Causes, Symptoms And Prevention

 Chlamydia, a common STD caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium, can affect anyone regardless of age and gender. This infection is passed through unprotected sex or direct contact with genital fluids of infected person and even transmitted from mother to her baby.  Like many other STDs, chlamydia usually has no signs and symptoms, making it […]

What Is Gum Disease?

  Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an inflammation of the gums and bone supporting your teeth. Periodontal disease is usually caused by bacterial infection and can lead to loose teeth or tooth loss if left untreated.   Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque – a sticky layer of bacteria and food […]

[FLU SEASON AHEAD] Seasonal Influenza FAQs

When should I get vaccinated? Get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available. This can protect in case the flu season comes early and will protect you throughout the entire flu season. Who should receive a flu vaccine? Everyone is at risk for seasonal influenza. Health experts now recommend that everyone who is 6 […]

[FLU SEASON AHEAD] Seasonal Influenza – proof your kids

Brace yourselves: flu season is on its way to Hanoi. Children are already showing subtle signs of flu, including subdued coughs and stuffy noses. When flu season strikes, your children can be right in the line of fire. Kids are usually the first in a community to get sick with influenza. They’re more likely than […]

Happy holidays, Your health is our care.

Happy holidays, your health is our care.  Please note the following dates will be observed as public holidays. Therefore, Family Medical Practice Hanoi will be offering medical services but with holiday rates: September 02nd, 03rd 2018. General practice doctors will be available for appointments Pediatric doctors will only be available from 10am to 2pm on […]