Press and Release

The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience If you’re not looking closely for it, you just might miss it. Hidden within the winding roads of Thao Dien is a shaded street lined with boutique apartment buildings and decorative foliage. An array of colorful signs points you

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Breaking The Mold

As you watch your child grow, remember that each child develops at his or her own pace and the range of normal is quite wide One of the most topical issues we deal with as pediatricians in Japan is the problem of childhood developmental disorders. Just as in many other developed countries, societal stressors can

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Sun, skin, scar

Love to bathe in the sun? Then it’s time to check your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp and neck for these signs Actinic keratosis is a precancerous lesion that can develop into a carcinoma. It normally appears in sun-exposed areas—as opposed to melanomas, which can appear anywhere on the skin. It’s typically

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Pampering With Purpose

Work out those stress kinks with a traditional Red Dao herbal bath all the while supporting a good cause There are few occasions in life when we can treat ourselves to an hour of pure pampering while feeling we are also doing something good and worthwhile for humanity. However, Dao’s Care, a wellness centre with

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Pain Management

When acute or chronic pain drags you down, you’re desperate for relief. Here are a few ways to put out the fire Back, shoulder and neck pains are one of the most common types of pain resulting from repetitive use, poor posture and injuries. Anyone who has had acute or chronic pain understands how debilitating

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Go With The Flow

Start talking about menstruation to your daughter early and often It can be hard for a parent to know just when to start talking to their daughters about periods. The time when the period starts can be frightening for a girl, especially if it happens outside the home. In general, it’s a good idea to bring up the subject (in terms

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The Juicy Side Of Fasting

Take a break from unhealthy foods habits and heal your internal system by going on a juice diet Everyday life can be wearing on the body with the unhealthy food and drinks we consume, the air pollutants we breathe and the stress of daily life. All this can lead to the accumulation of toxins, which can cause lethargy, lower immunity and hormonal imbalance, to

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Baby’s First Test

Raising awareness about early screening tests for newborns because early treatment will help your baby grow up healthy It’s sometimes said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a whole pound of cure.” Early identification of an illness or condition will almost certainly lead to better medical outcomes for a developing child. This is the essence of why newborn screening is so

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Love Connection

Why attachment parenting is not the same as secure attachment In the months leading up to birth, a pregnant woman begins to read about childrearing, including a book called Attachment Parenting by pediatrician William Sears and registered nurse Martha Sears. They advocate for a collection of seven practices they call the Baby Bs: “birth bonding, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, bedding close to the baby, belief in the baby’s cry,

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Safer Driving

With increasing volumes of traffic coming in to Ho Chi Minh City on a daily basis, Family Medical Practice has recently made efforts to address driver safety on our roads. Last month, as a part of this initiative, International Road Safety Specialist (MPH) Roy Ben Eliezer was invited to give advanced training to all EMR *9999 ambulance drivers. In the following article, Roy discusses

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