Be Humble

Relationships marked by greater humility can help moms and dads in the transition to parenthood. What qualities do we look for in a prospective co-parent? Partner preferences usually involve some winning combination of physical attractiveness, status and resources, at least according to evolutionary theory. But there’s another quality we might be overlooking in the search

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Achoo!

Spotting allergies in dogs and cats Just like people, dogs and cats can have or develop allergies at any time in their lives. Unfortunately, allergies are quite common in dogs and cats of all breeds and backgrounds. Most allergies appear after the pet is six months of age, with the majority over age one or

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Pet of the Month

Titan, the Gentle Giant Titan was found wandering the streets of Thao Dien alone and scared in late January 2019. We knew, given his breed, that he must belong to someone, however, after an exhaustive search no one came forward to claim this handsome boy. Titan has all the features of a Belgian Malinois but

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Scar Over

From pesky reminders of your youth (we don’t miss you, acne) to more major surgical wounds, these scar treatments can help diminish them Our skin has an ability to heal itself after sustaining damage that is almost miraculous. If only that healing process were perfect—it’s quite unfortunate that it generally results in scars. Burns, acne,

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ISHCMC-American Academy Science Fair 2019

Is it possible to make an environmentally-friendly toothpaste? Which brand of toilet paper can absorb the largest amount of water? What causes global warming? Which soil (sand, clay or heavy soil) makes plant grow the best? These, and many other, questions are being answered by our students through their Science Fair Project in its 2019

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Reading is Fun-Damental

When it comes to getting your child ready to learn to read, research says that it’s never too early. Parents and educators are the keys to a child’s success in this endeavor. Mr. Lester Stephens, Head of School at International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP), the only international elementary and early years’ school in HCMC to

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Happy Dog, Happy Life

Giving a dog a second chance can mean advantages for humans, too We met happy in December at a local Vietnamese-run shelter. He was a mess. He was covered in ticks and fleas, very skinny, unable to walk, but when I went over to him, he was so happy to be approached and pet that

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Matters of the Heart

What do you need to know about heart disease in dogs? Heart disease is an unfortunate but tolerable condition for your dog. The heart is the most important organ in your dog’s body. It pumps blood containing oxygen and nutrients through the blood vessels to the cells of the body. Most heart conditions involve a

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Pet of the Month

Augusta and Savannah are two special ARC kittens who are looking for their forever home(s). The pair had been abandoned at a construction site and were crying loudly enough to be found by a passerby. Luckily for the two kittens, that passerby was Traci, an ARC volunteer. Traci took them home and fostered them even

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Bathwater Quality and Your Baby’s Skin

Atopic Dermatitis – The hidden trigger Over the past few years, we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of babies who suffer from atopic dermatitis—both in Vietnam and around the world. Recently we have noticed more and more babies coming to our clinic with severe and hard-to-control eczema. We know that genetics plays

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