Nothing to Sneeze at

Flu season is year round in Vietnam, which means it might be time to schedule your flu shot Everyone gets the flu now and then. You know the symptoms—sore throat, fever, coughing, a runny nose, and a lack of energy that will likely see you bedridden for a couple of days. Most people call this the flu, which comes from

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Constipation – A Painful Problem

Constipation in toddlers can lead to an unhappy little one, so learn how to keep them regular and happy Constipation is a common problem that almost every child will experience at some point in time. It is a condition where a child infrequently passes hard painful stools over a long period of time. Unfortunately, in many cases this problem goes unnoticed. Recently a mother brought

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Fever Fears

You can’t take chances when your child has a fever, but you shouldn’t panic either When a child is fighting off an infection, one of the most common side effects is fever. As the body’s natural immune response gets to work, the heat given off and the energy expended in the defense effort will raise

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First Year of Life

Is it time to go to the doctor again? Probably As pediatricians, we see children every day—that’s the joy of this profession. Of course, we usually see children when they are sick, but it’s also very important that we see them when they’re healthy. Wellness checks are our main tool to monitor the growth and development

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Autism: A Lonely World

There are so many misconceptions about autism, and so many things that have been blamed for causing it, from vaccinations to poor parenting. But what is it, and what is the real cause? A child with autism has difficulty learning social and communication skills. Such a child will have trouble understanding and developing language, will

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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 Dong Khoi, D1) and you are transported to a world of nourishing opulence. As

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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 seemed like a must-do, particularly in the name of reducing stress. Yet, here I

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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 a serious issue in adults (for example, it increases the risk of heart disease),

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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 could eat obscene amounts of anything and still be rail thin, gleefully throwing it

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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, from high-end spa packages promising an experience of the utmost serenity to the shady,

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