Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Library Workshop: UpToDate

Date: 7 October 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Computer Lab, Li Ping Medical Library, Prince of Wales Hospital

Speaker: Miss. Jenny Lewis Manager, International Client Training, UpToDate

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support database that can provide concise answers to patient care questions in health care professionals’ daily practice.

It covers more than 8,500 topics in 18 medical specialties and includes links to images, graphics, drug information and other related topics. All contents are evidence-based and are subjected to rigorous peer review by recognized faculty of experts who address specific clinical issue and provide detailed recommendations.

All interested are welcome!

For registration, please email to mel@lib.cuhk.edu.hk and leave your name and staff/student ID.


Friday, September 26, 2014

What Makes Us Get Sick? Look Upstream.


Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air.

In a TED talk, Manchanda tells that the doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners can take the role of upstreamists in the healthcare system. He empowers clinicians to think about—and treat—the social and environmental conditions that often underly sickness, and connect people to the resources they need outside the four walls of the clinic.

Source: TED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Paper Series on Diabetes in China

Professor Juliana Chan and Ronald Ma of CUHK have newly published a three-part Series ‘Diabetes in China’ in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, together with endocrinologists from China. This series examines the unique aspects of the diabetes epidemic in China and outlines potential public health strategies—such as targeted screening, improved prevention and access to care, and community support—that could help to manage diabetes in China as the health system continues to evolve.

The Online First Articles are available now:

Juliana CN Chan, Yuying Zhang, Guang Ning
Ronald CW Ma, Xu Lin, Weiping Jia
Wenying Yang, Jianping Weng

Monday, September 1, 2014

Faculty Dean Writes Health-Oriented Newspaper Column

The Faculty Dean Prof. Francis Chan has started a column in Ming Pao today, sharing his ideas and opinions on teaching, practice and research of medicine. His first article is on the ‘reasons to be doctors’.

The column (in Chinese) is published every Monday. You can read the current article at the Ming Pao homepage or WiseNews for archives.