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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..

Stress Management: Learning to Take Back Control

Steve XU, Associate Medical Staff of Psychiatry

In modern life, stress is everywhere, especially in major cities like Shanghai. For expatriates and their families, often they face further stress in dealing with cultural and lifestyle adju..

Discogenic Back Pain: A Common Problem in the Community

HT CHOW, Spine Surgeon Consultant

Lower back (or lumbar) pain is one of the most common sources of discomfort and disability. There are many causes of lower back pain including spinal muscle pain, spinal nerve pain, narrowin..

Ask An Expert – Managing Pressure

Steve XU, Associate Medical Staff of Psychiatry

Question: I am finding both life and work to be very stressful and am having difficulties managing the pressure. How can a mental health professional help? Steve Xu, Chair of Mental Healt..

Children’s Health

Juemin HUANG, Pediatrician

Childhood and adolescence are times when the human body goes through rapid changes. Children’s physiological and psychological needs change as they grow and develop. Children’s dietary nee..

Do I Have A Hernia?

Paul TING, Chair of Surgery, Surgeon

People often joke about getting a hernia from excessive physical exertion, but this medical condition is no laughing matter. While hernias can occur in various parts of the body, the two typ..