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Got Milk?

Breastfeeding in Vietnam was not what she expected

“This baby feeds from his mother’s milk,” I answered in my newly acquired language. Stepping out with a newborn in Vietnam, I had expected the typical questions to be “Boy or girl?” or […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Emergency Response

A revolutionary emergency medical service for Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City has taken a transformative step with the launch of Vietnam’s first privatized 24/7 emergency medical response service—EMR *9999. The country’s leading inter- national health care provider Family Medical Practice (FMP) […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Live Long & Prosper

Skimping on health insurance today may be a costly regret tomorrow

“Before the motorbike accident I didn’t think health insurance was important to have. I thought of getting something cheap, maybe even taking local alternatives to save money. After seeing the bill […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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The Snow White Syndrome

While the term was coined in India, the obsession with white skin is very popular in Vietnam as well

“I have had patients, expat patients, who came to me to ask why they were seeing active ingredients for skin lightening in […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Advertorial: Rejuvenating Body, Mind & Soul

An Introduction to Ayurveda and Aveda Herbal Spa & Wellness

Native to India , Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal system developed during the Vedic Indian period roughly 5,000 years ago. The word “ayur” means life and “veda” means science, therefore “Ayurveda” […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Health, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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So, What’s Your Point?

The healing effects of pins and needles

Traipsing through the city’s must-see destinations, I stumbled across FITO’s Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (41D Hoang Du Khuong) in District 10. Everything from hand-carved wooden photographs to manuscripts in ancient Chu-nom language – […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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A Shot in the Dark

The ins and outs of vaccination for expat families

Some of the toughest issues for expat families in Ho Chi Minh City are those which would be non-issues back home. Your kids’ educational prospects become a complex puzzle; playing outside without […]

By |April 17th, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Diary of a Backache

A slightly overweight 40-something chronicles his journey to wellness

Day 1

It started as a niggle in my lower back two days ago, something I chalked up to sitting for too long, the occupational hazard of being a writer, I suppose. […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Advertorial: Dr. Do Dinh Hung DDS.PhD and His “Five-Star Treatment” Dental Center

Twenty-one years ago Dr. Do Dinh Hung, the founder of Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center (244A Cong Quynh, D1), was introduced to the American dentistry standard. At the beginning of his studies at the University of Texas, he knew […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Health, News|0 Comments
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A solution to snoring and sleep apnea

To most people, snoring is at worst a nighttime annoyance, however, this seemingly benign quirk can hide great dangers. Excessively loud snoring, aside from irritating whoever has the misfortune of sharing your bed, is a sign of poor health and […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Health, News|0 Comments