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In The Mood For Love

As it turns out, Belinda Carlisle was right: Heaven really is a place on earth. At least, that’s how it feels about this spa

Enter the spa at The Reverie Saigon (22 – 36 Nguyen Hue, D1 & 57 – 69F […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Starting Point

Mandala Wellness takes an integrative approach to the promotion of wellbeing and the restoration of balance

I have never tried acupuncture before. It’s not that I have an aversion to needles, but electively having somebody poke me with them never really […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Counting Sheep

Why sleep is important in a child’s development

When it comes to sleep, most of us aren’t getting enough—far less than the recommended daily dose of 8–9 hours per night. Many of us suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. While this is […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Family, Health|0 Comments
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How To Lose A Fat Guy In 30 Days

Just because you’re not a contestant on The Biggest Loser doesn’t mean you can’t win your own weight-loss battle at home

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with food. I love it. It hates my waist. Prior to my thirties, I […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Smoke Signal

From moxibustion to pinch and pull therapeutic massages, traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Antoine Tran can help balance your energy

Wherever you are in Saigon, chances are a massage of some sort can be found nearby. There’s an endless variety of offerings, […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Acne Agony

“Mom, what’s happening with these pimples on my face?” “Oh, don’t worry, I had them too…”

Many people feel acne is a natural condition that should be accepted. It happens to almost 80 percent of the population between 15 and 30 […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Family, Health|0 Comments
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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