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The Invisible

Clear alternatives to metal braces

Orthodontists are concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity and/or disproportionate jaw relationships. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Family, Health|0 Comments
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The White Stuff

Tackling years of coffee stain

I have to confess to being a big-time coffee drinker. I started out much younger than I should have, and I indulged far more often than was probably good for me. I’ve found living in Vietnam – […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Dear Dr Lam Tran,

My mom is now 60-years-old. She lost all her teeth and this has limited her diet. Eating food like fruits and certain vegetables are now difficult and painful for her. She is wearing dentures but they aren’t […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Family, Health|0 Comments
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My Body, Her Baby

A controversial new law on surrogacy has just been passed in Vietnam.

Thu Thuy (not her real name) is 29 this year, and is now six months into her second pregnancy. You might not think there’s anything unusual about that – […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Family, Health|0 Comments
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A Symptomatic Approach

Our experiment with drugs…

You may have heard this story before, or maybe you yourself have had the misfortune to experience it – your stomach aches, you sense a fever coming and your head hurts. It’s time to go to the […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Sun, Saigon… and Surgery?

The state of medical tourism in Vietnam

Vietnam has one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies and has set its sights on becoming a developed nation by 2020. Tourism has increased at a steadily impressive rate over  the last 10 years. In […]

By |August 31st, 2013|Features, Health|2 Comments