HKSH Health Series

HKSH Health Books

HKSH Health Series


The HKSH Health Series is a collection of books and articles written by our doctors and medical specialists. The series covers a wide range of health-and medical-related topics, providing the public with the most updated information and health advice.


Vol. 7 - Lets Get Diabetes Under ControlVol. 7 - Lets Get Diabetes Under ControlThe number of diabetes mellitus cases diagnosed in Hong Kong has been increasing and the illness is getting more common among young people. Preventing diabetes complications by maintaining the blood glucose at a healthy level is essential for controlling the illness.

 A team of inter-departmental professionals comprising doctors and nurses of Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, dietitians, clinical health psychologists, podiatrist, physiotherapists and pharmacists shares knowledge and experience on the causes, preventive measures and treatments of diabetes, as well as dietary information and tips for daily life. By analysing myths about the illness, the book helps you stay healthy and improve quality of life.

Special Price at the Hospital: HK$70
Price: HK$88
Now available for sale in major bookstores. The book is also available at Department of Health Assessment (10/F, Li Shu Pui Block Phase I), Outpatient Department (G/F, Li Shu Pui Block) and The Lobby (G/F, Li Shu Fan Block) of the Hospital.
 
Vol. 6 - Weight Management for EveryoneVol. 6 - Weight Management for EveryoneThere is no one-recipe-fits-all in weight management. It will risk your health if weight is not managed properly. Managing your weight requires a thorough understanding of your physique, health and lifestyle.

As there is a lot of myths about weight management, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has published a book on weight management penned by four experienced Dietitians, Miss June Chan, Miss Flavia U, Miss Jessica Chow and Miss Vivian Lau. The book provides professional advice on weight management, shares healthy cooking ideas and dining out tips, and sheds insight on how to maintain health and quality of life in managing your weight.

Special Price at HKSH: HK$ 110.00
Price: HK$ 128.00

Now available for sale in major bookstores. The book is also available at Department of Health Assessment (10/F, Li Shu Pui Block Phase I), Outpatient Department (G/F, Li Shu Pui Block), The Lobby (G/F, Li Shu Fan Block), The Obstetrics & Gynaecology Centre (5/F, Li Shu Fan Block), The Cardiology Centre (6/F, Li Shu Fan Block), Central Clinic Family Medicine and Primary Care Centre and HKSH Healthcare Family Medicine and Primary Care Centre (Taikoo).
 
Vol. 5 - Truth and Myth: Women's Journey to Good HealthVol. 5 - Truth and Myth: Women's Journey to Good HealthHow often do you research online before consultation? In view of the need for handy and up-to-date information on women's health, a total of 8 specialists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Hospital has co-authored the fifth volume of HKSH Health Series: "Truth and Myth: Women's Journey to Good Health" It features 40 real stories on common health issues facing women of different age groups, including menstrual problems, female contraception, menopause, urogynaecology, gynaecological inflammation, gynaecological pain, benign gynaecologic tumours and gynaecologic cancers.

If you are looking for a book with all the latest information on diagnoses, treatments and health advice, and if you do care about your loved ones, "Truth and Myth: Women's Journey to Good Health" is definitely your choice!

Price: HK$ 88.00

Now available for sale in major bookstores. The book is also available at Outpatient Department / Family Medicine and Primary Care Centre (G/F, Li Shu Pui Block), The Lobby (G/F, Li Shu Pui Block) and The Obstetrics & Gynaecology Centre (5/F, Li Shu Fan Block)
 
Vol. 4 - Mystique to Good EyesightVol. 4 - Mystique to Good EyesightYour eyesight may not begin to deteriorate with age; it may happen far earlier than you can ever expect! In Hong Kong, eyesight problems are far more common and less age-related among city-dwellers.

Yet here comes the good news: you can always preempt the onslaught of eye diseases with earlier examinations and treatments. The widely acclaimed HKSH Health Series now presents the fourth volume in the series entitled "Mystique to Good Eyesight", a mini-encyclopedia on the most common eye diseases penned by 8 specialists in Ophthalmology from the Hospital. In a clear and crisp language the book takes you to the heart of the most prevalent eye diseases across all ages in Hong Kong with real-life cases. It allows you to make a truly informed decision upon your condition and go for the most appropriate treatment with the doctor's guidance during consultation.

Price: HK$88.00

Now on sale in major bookstores.
The book is also available at Department of Ophthalmology (4/F, Li Shu Fan Block), Guy Hugh Chan Refractive Surgery Centre (5/F, Li Shu Pui Block), Outpatient Department (G/F, Li Shu Pui Block), The Lobby (G/F, Li Shu Fan Block) and Central Clinic (Eye Centre) (3/F, Chuang's Tower, Nos. 30-32 Connaught Road, Central)
 
Vol. 3 - The Psychologist's Consultation Room - The Heart & Soul of Fulfilled Living

Vol. 3 - The Psychologist's Consultation Room — The Heart & Soul of Fulfilled Living
Professor Peter Lee, Director of Clinical Health Psychology Centre of the Hospital, shared his many years of clinical and teaching experience in his new book, The Psychologist's Consultation Room - The Heart & Soul of Fulfilled Living, on how to resolve anxiety, depression and other psychological problems caused by physical illness. This book will guide you through the inevitable ups and downs, leading you the way to a happy life.

"Life is like a book of colours. The ups and downs, pressure, pain, illness and death are unavoidable in different seasons of life. Yet, life is still wonderful made up of wonderful moments, and hope." Extracted from the Preface of The Psychologist's Consultation Room - The Heart & Soul of Fulfilled Living

"I wish everyone has a healthy body and mind, but I could not live the life on behalf of my patients. Therefore the best way is to share my knowledge and help them to live out what they may have learnt. Through in-depth discussion and continuous practice, patients' condition would surely improve." Extracted from the Preface of The Psychologist's Consultation Room — The Heart & Soul of Fulfilled Living

Happiness is a choice. Don't miss it if you are looking for keys to happiness!
 
Vol. 2 - A Guide to Heart Care

Vol. 2 - 以心護心 (A Guide to Heart Care)
The second volume of HKSH's Health Series,
A Guide to Heart Care (以心護心), has been recently published. Co-authored by cardiologists Dr. Kwok On Hing, Vincent, Dr. Chau Mo Chee, Elaine and Dr. Ho Hung Kwong, Duncan, this book offers comprehensive information on heart disease, practical advice on treatment, instructional case histories, self-tests to assess risk, and recipes with nutritional analysis.
 
Vol. 1 - Prevention of 4 Highs with Smart Recipes

Vol. 1 - Prevention of 4 Highs with Smart Recipes
Creating healthy and delicious home-cooked meals is always a challenge. How do you ensure that the food you have prepared not only tastes wonderful, but is also nutritionally sound? Written by our registered dietitians, Ms. June Chan and Ms. Flavia U, Prevention of 4 Highs with Smart Recipes is the perfect book for everyone interested in great tasting food and healthy eating. A total of forty delicious recipes with nutritional analysis are introduced to help reduce cholesterol level, blood triglycerides, blood glucose and blood pressure.The book also offers useful tips for reading nutrition labels.

 

 

HKSH Share & Care Series


The HKSH Care & Share Series is a collection of books and articles written by our doctors and medical specialists.  In addition to health-and medical-related knowledge, the writers will share their life experience filled with joy and sorrow, happiness and sadness, thus enlightening the readers with a positive and healthy life.

Vol. 1 - Dementia & My Mother
Dementia & My MotherDementia is not a normal part of ageing. The early deterioration in cognitive function – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – is sometimes overlooked resulting in delayed diagnosis and care. The impact of dementia on caregivers, family and societies can be physical, psychological, social and economic.

Dr. Amy Fung, Deputy Director of Clinical Health Psychology Centre of the Hospital, shared her personal journey in taking care of her dementing mother. As a clinical health psychologist, Dr. Fung has no immunity to the challenges and difficulties facing many other caregivers of dementia. Yet her professional knowledge enables her to analyse the situation and deploy care strategies. She hopes to encourage fellow caregivers that there is always hope when there is love.

Special Price at HKSH: HK$ 80.00
Price: HK$ 88.00

Now available for sale in major bookstores. The book is also available at Clinical Health Psychology Centre (10/F, Li Shu Pui Block Phase I), Outpatient Department (G/F, Li Shu Pui Block), Coffee Lounge (G/F, Li Shu Fan Block), Central Clinic Family Medicine and Primary Care Centre, HKSH Healthcare Family Medicine and Primary Care Centre (Taikoo) and HKSH Healthcare Family Medicine and Primary Care Centre (Island West).