Prevention

A good family doctor helps people not get sick in the first place. Here are all articles discussing ways to stay healthy.

Preventing Colds and Flu For Your Kids

Preventing Colds and Flu For Your Kids

It’s cold and flu season yet again, and time to review the simple steps can we all take to avoid these inevitable illnesses. This year’s flu season is a bit more newsworthy than usual as H7N9 bird flu continues to [...]

Half of China Has Prediabetes

Half of China Has Prediabetes

My family medicine colleagues and I recently have noticed an alarming increase in our patients’ blood sugar levels testing high for diabetes and prediabetes, so much so that we figured it must be a lab error. But our lab confirmed [...]

8 Tips For Healthy Living in China

8 Tips For Healthy Living in China

Most people who are new to China, no matter which country they are from, have similar health concerns: How do I avoid air pollution? How can I keep my children healthy? Where can I find nutritious and safe foods? You [...]

Holiday Travel: Is Your First Aid Kit Ready?

Holiday Travel: Is Your First Aid Kit Ready?

Another holiday season is rapidly approaching, and most of you made flight and hotel reservations months ago — but have you spent equal efforts preparing for good health on your hard earned holiday? Each holiday season I see a massive [...]

Rehydration In Kids: Which Is Safest?

Rehydration In Kids: Which Is Safest?

What’s the best treatment if you or your child have a stomach infection and get  slightly dehydrated from a couple days of diarrhea and poor eating? I see a lot of such gastroenteritis in the summertime, mostly due to more [...]