Mask Testing: Doing It The Right Way

(UPDATE April 2014: please read my new review of three mask tests.) As a family doctor, I strive to keep my patients and my community healthy by sharing informed, evidence-based advice — in clinic and via my writing. Wellness and [...]

小心身边的塑料制品

看着儿子啃着塑料玩具时,我总是紧张不已。我的不安是有道理的,因为各种塑料用品中含有的内分泌干扰物可能会影响人体健康的方方面面,而脆弱的幼儿最有可能受到伤害。

It's Not Easy Going Green

It’s Not Easy Going Green

My son Alex is almost one year old now, and he loves to put everything in his mouth, especially his bathtub toys. As he happily munches away on a day-glo orange crab with big Bambi eyes, I’m always a bit [...]

200元自制的空气净化器靠谱吗?

200元自制的空气净化器靠谱吗?

我测试了200元的自制空气净化器,发现它清除颗粒物的效果很出色,它反映出我与发明者希望传递的信息:大家应该努力减少暴露于污染中,而自制净化器总比什么都不用好。

Disposable Pollution Masks: Real Test Results!

Disposable Pollution Masks: Real Test Results!

The Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission (上海市消费者权益保护委员会) has hit another home run! Last year,  they published a fantastic report of their independent testing of two dozen air purifiers, which I translated and blogged here. Now they have turned their focus on [...]

空气净化器能改善健康吗?

空气净化器能改善健康吗?

今年中国最热门的新年礼物是什么?除了年货和红包外,可能你也可以送一份“取之不竭的礼物”:室内空气净化器。毫无疑问,从去年起,它们开始在中国大行其道,销量井喷

口罩能否抵御雾霾?

口罩能否抵御雾霾?

防护口罩真的有效吗?考虑到中国前卫生部长陈竺和环保部环境规划院研究员王金南等人发表在《柳叶刀》2013年12月刊的评论文章中预测,中国每年因大气污染而早死的人数达到35万-50万人,口罩的意义尤其突显了出来…

患上冬季抑郁?教你几招对付它!

患上冬季抑郁?教你几招对付它!

冬季白天短了,夜晚长了,让我们兴奋的事情就是我们即将迎来“节日季”,而很多人会因为漫长的冬日感到压抑和忧郁。有些倾向于抑郁症的人群会在这个季节有明显症状;而另外的就是我们说的“季节性情感障碍”简称SAD…

讨厌运动?我给你点建议

讨厌运动?我给你点建议

作为父母的我们总是担心孩子们锻炼得太少——但是我们自己呢?我们自己是不是也做好榜样好好运动呢?调查显示无论是中国还是其他象美国这样的国家,大部分成年人都没有达到建议的每周150分钟的中度运动量或者90分钟的大运动量。所以对于那些没有足够运动量的我们(包括我自己),我们要怎么提高运动量呢?

Air Pollution Talk, Next Tuesday the 14th

Air Pollution Talk, Next Tuesday the 14th

Air pollution: how bad is it, and what can you do about it? All are invited to hear more at my next free public lecture, “Breathing in Beijing: How Air Pollution Affects Our Health“. The time is next Tuesday, January [...]

喝不喝配方奶,这是个问题

喝不喝配方奶,这是个问题

对于1岁以上幼儿,所有权威医学机构都不建议饮用配方奶,因为糖分和香精过多。但在中国,家长不信任本土奶企,不得不让孩子喝进口配方奶。真的没有其他更健康的食品了吗?

年度体检真的有用吗?

年度体检真的有用吗?

我们大多数人是不是都需要每年去医生那里做一次体检?你可能觉得这个问题很傻,尤其是这个问题还出自于我这个经常在文章中讨论预防医学的家庭医生口中…

My Favorite Posts of 2013

My Favorite Posts of 2013

Somehow I actually wrote even more posts than last year, even with a baby thrown into the mix. Here are my favorites of an amazing year for me: Which Lifestyle Choice in China Will Kill You First? Health Checks: Does [...]