Prevention

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

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 […]

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 […]

My Amazon China Wish List

My Amazon China Wish List

The winter holidays are here, and it’s time for my favorite tradition — buying gifts for myself. OK, family comes first, of course. This year I am overjoyed to play Santa for the first time, and it’s pure pleasure to […]

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 […]