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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 [...]

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 [...]

Pollution Masks For Children: A Review

Pollution Masks For Children: A Review

My adorable son is now four months old, still a tiny bundle of joy. I look forward to us venturing outside for summer fun, but what if the pollution is bad that day? I desperately hope we don’t have another January-ish “airpocalypse” [...]

In China, The Kids Are Not Alright

In China, The Kids Are Not Alright

There’s a clever English language play on words, “assuming makes an ass out of you and me.” As an American expat straddling two cultures, I confess that it’s all too easy to make sweeping generalizations about differences, usually defaulting to [...]

Sunscreens Prevent Cancers -- And Wrinkles

Sunscreens Prevent Cancers — And Wrinkles

I’m usually quite proud of my Irish ancestry, but one unfortunate vestige of that heritage is pasty white skin that sunburns quite easily. When my mother was pregnant with me and my twin brother, the doctors discovered a large melanoma [...]

A 7 Minute Workout That Really Works

A 7 Minute Workout That Really Works

“Maximum Results With Minimal Investment”. It sounds like a shady late night infomercial, but it’s actually the subtitle of a well publicized review article from the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal. Titled High Intensity [...]