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China Allows Hong Kong and Macau-Based Companies to Set Up Mainland Medical Institutions

China Allows Hong Kong and Macau-Based Companies to Set Up Mainland Medical Institutions

China’s Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Commerce jointly released the “Circular on Issues Concerning the Establishment of Medical Institutions in Mainland China by Hong Kong and Macao Service Providers (weiyizhengfa [2012] No.72, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Circular’)”on December 10, which permits Hong Kong and Macao-based service providers to set up medical institutions [...]

Dec 21 2012, 8:46 am | Posted in Featured,Medical | Read More »

Center Advises Residents to Take Precautions Against Diseases

Center Advises Residents to Take Precautions Against Diseases

The center for disease control and prevention is reminding residents to take precautions in protecting themselves from transmission of diseases especially after storms. Heavy amounts of rainfall have the tendency to increase the population of flies and mosquitoes. The increase in population also leads to the increase in chances of transmission of diseases such as [...]

Aug 2 2012, 8:59 am | Posted in Medical | Read More »

Restrictions for Antibiotic Use Tightened

Restrictions for Antibiotic Use Tightened

The Ministry of Health will be enforcing stricter regulations to curb the widespread overuse of antibiotics in hospitals. This is bought by concerns of an increase in drug resistant diseases. The new ruling will take effect on August 1. The antibiotics will be classified into three categories, restricted, unrestricted and special management based on safety, [...]

May 10 2012, 12:02 pm | Posted in Medical | Read More »

More Residents Traveling Abroad for Medical Care

More Residents Traveling Abroad for Medical Care

Medical tourism is a term that was created by travel agencies and media to describe a popular trend practiced by middle and high income residents in the city in which they travel to other countries to seek medical care. Among the most popular destinations are Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea and along with [...]

Mar 27 2012, 11:21 am | Posted in Medical | Read More »

Happy Chinese New Year from the Institute for Western Surgery!

Happy Chinese New Year from the Institute for Western Surgery!

We hope you had a great Chinese New Year. We are offering some new healthcare services in Guangzhou and want to tell you a little bit about them. We are excited to announce the opening of the first Back Pain Clinic in China! Dr. Ryan Pfeifer has just come on staff with us full time and is the [...]

Feb 8 2012, 8:02 am | Posted in Medical | Read More »

Recent Study Shows that People Uses to Much Antibiotics

Recent Study Shows that People Uses to Much Antibiotics

Last month China’s Ministry of Health revealed that each Chinese person consumes an average of 138 grams of antibiotics per year, which is ten times the amount consumed per capita in the United States. Studies also showed that a lot of Chinese people are prescribed with Penicillin as much as three times the international standards. [...]

Jan 25 2012, 11:20 am | Posted in Medical | Read More »

Master of Medicine – 16 years in Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and Massage

Master of Medicine - 16 years in Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and Massage

Dr. Sherily Xiao is a Master of Medicine with 16 years experience in acupuncture, physiotherapy and massage. Dr. Xiao have worked for Cam Am for more than 5 years, Currently giving special treatment to the following ailments: Locomotor  system: Cervical spondylopathy (neck); Dysfunction of temporamandibular joint (jaw); Stiff neck; Scapulohumeral periarthritis  (shoulder); External  humeral epicondylitis [...]

Jan 20 2012, 8:28 am | Posted in Medical | Read More »

The truth about MSG

The truth about MSG

More than 40 years ago, The New England Journal of Medicine published a letter from a Maryland doctor about a meal he had eaten. That relatively innocuous letter was to ignite a food controversy that has continued unabated ever since. ”I have experienced a strange syndrome whenever I have eaten out in a Chinese restaurant, [...]

Nov 10 2011, 12:35 pm | Posted in Medical | Read More »

Meet The Institute’s 1st Staff Surgeon! Where did she come from and why is she coming here?

Meet The Institute's 1st Staff Surgeon! Where did she come from and why is she coming here?

The Institute is proud to welcome to our staff Dr. Olivia Cheng. The first North American, board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon Specializing in treating sports injuries,  fractures and joint replacement to open a practice in China. Dr. Cheng is excited to come to China and bring her world class training and skills to Guangzhou. [...]

Nov 8 2011, 10:03 am | Posted in Medical | Read More »

City still needs more traditional Chinese medicine practitioners

City still needs more traditional Chinese medicine practitioners

In a forum held last Sunday, showed that the number of traditional Chinese medicine doctors in Shenzhen, is one third of the number of TCM doctors in Hong Kong. Currently there are 9,000 certified TCM doctors in Hong Kong. With most of the TCM doctors in Hong Kong owns a private clinic, the Hong Kong [...]

Oct 25 2011, 9:33 am | Posted in Medical | Read More »

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