Social Media

Weibo Is Still Where It’s At

This is a quick shout-out to all my blog readers to please follow me on Weibo, the enormously popular Chinese version of Twitter. This MyHealthBeijing blog has slowed down a bit as I focus more on my New York Times articles [...]

Follow Me On Weibo

Follow Me On Weibo

I’ve had a great time writing over 500 posts on this blog, but now I’m spending a lot more of my social media time sharing health advice via my medical microblog on Sina Weibo. So if you really want to [...]

Are Routine Dental X-rays Dangerous?

Are Routine Dental X-rays Dangerous?

On this week’s “health headlines” podcast I discuss a provocative case-control study that suggests that the more dental x-rays people get (especially when under 10 years old), there is a higher risk of a common brain cancer called a meningioma. [...]

My Essential Websites In China

My Essential Websites In China

Using the internet definitely makes me a better doctor, and it also has dramatically improved my quality of life in China. So here’s my list of top websites, both medical and non-medical (i.e. lifestyle): Medical: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database — [...]

Finally, A Blood Test For Liver Cancer?

Finally, A Blood Test For Liver Cancer?

A Chinese team has designed a blood test which may be more accurate than the common AFP test. This hopefully will turn out to be truly effective, especially for China, as liver cancer from hepatitis B is extremely common.