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How to Stay Healthy

Lincoln Sakiara MIYASAKA, Family Medicine Physician

The other day a patient asked me: “How do physicians keep from getting sick since they see patients every day that are ill? Tell me the secret to staying healthy.” “Well,” I said, “I..

Ask An Expert – Botox Injections

Michelle DING, Dermatologist

Question: I am thinking about getting a Botox injection. What should I know about Botox and the procedure before deciding if it is right for me? Answer: Dermatologist Michelle Ding gives ..

Keyhole Surgery: New Advances Result in Better Cosmetic Outcomes

Jun WANG, Surgeon

Minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopy or ’keyhole’ surgery, is now widely replacing many conventional operations and significantly reducing post-operational pain, recovery ..

Ready for School?

Bob LI, TCM Physician

 Scheduling well-child physical exams It is important to find out what your child’s school health requirements are, including a list of mandatory and suggested immunizations. If your chi..

The Facts about Sun Protection

Yijun FANG, Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacist

If you have ever played or worked under the scorching sun for an extended period of time without covering your skin, most likely you have experienced the discomfort of sunburn. Initially you..

Patient Interview: Vanishing Varicose Veins

Ashish MASKAY, Senior Orthopedic Assistant Surgeon

Since debuting in 2011 at Shanghai United Family Hospital & Clinics (SHU), Endo Venous Laser Treatment (EVLT) for varicose veins has become a popular solution for the painful condition. ..

Ask An Expert – Teenager Freedom

Question: How much freedom should I allow my teenager to have in Shanghai? Answer: Dr. Tyrone Bristol, Chief Medical Officer/Pediatrician, gives his answer… With additional writing by Hu..


Lincoln Sakiara MIYASAKA, Family Medicine Physician

Many years ago, I saw a 30 year old patient who came to the hospital with her mother and young daughter complaining of stomach pains. The physical examination was normal, but I noted she was..

Hypothyroidism: An Introduction to a Common Disorder

Audrey is a 50-year old middle school teacher. She lives an active and healthy lifestyle, eating healthy and exercising regularly. Until several months ago, she had been in excellent physiqu..

Ask an Expert – Anesthesia

Lijun WAN, Chief Medical Officer, Chair of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiologist

Question: Is anesthesia safe? What are the different types? Dr. Wan Lijun, Chair of Anesthesiology, gives his answer… Anesthesia is one tool used in medicine to help assure an optimal..