【Iodine Deficiency Disorders】 What’s the big deal about iodine?
Hau LIU, Chief Medical Officer, Endocrinologist
When we think of iodine, we often think of antiseptic swabs that help prevent infection and treat wounds. Actually, iodine is an important part of our diet and plays a critical role in our ..
Blocked ear and middle ear pressure change pain
Jeanette BURKSCHAT, Section Chief of ENT Clinic, ENT Specialist
Flying can be a painful experience for some people. Pressure during take off and landing can be very unpleasant but normally disappears quickly after swallowing or yawning. Some adult patien..
Zika Virus and Travel Medicine
Lincoln Sakiara MIYASAKA, Family Medicine Physician
More than 1 billion people travel every year, some on business others on vacation, visiting relatives and friends, for school projects and, many other different reasons. All this possibility..
Measles Not Just a Little Rash
GUINGAB, Maria Chinky B., Family Medicine Physician
Once thought to have been a thing of the past, measles has recently made a comeback. The trail of its return starts with an unvaccinated traveler visiting Shanghai, a city still widely affec..
Understanding Self-Harm in Children
Children, in all walks of life, can be susceptible to acts of self-harm. It tends to be a sensitive topic because of the shame, guilt, and negativity surrounding the matter. Self-harm includ..
4 Essential Postpartum Tips for New Mothers
Ling GAO, Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Your baby finally arrives after you have been pregnant for 9 long months. But what’s next? The birth of a child is the happiest day of a mother’s life, but also her biggest sacrifice. Ther..
Periodontitis & Pregnancy
With all of the knowledge and medical advances in today’s age, we have started to develop a ‘common sense’ regarding healthy teeth and pregnancy. Making sure your teeth are in good health..
Save Your Children’s Eyes: Don’t Overdo it with Electronic Devices During Vacation
SHENG, Hui, Section Chief of Eye Clinic, Ophthalmologist
Whenever vacation ends, at the beginning of the new semester, there is almost always a few students with a new pair of glasses perched on the bridge of their noses, or classmates who origina..
Lead Poisoning in Children
YADAV, Shiv Kumar, Pediatrician
Lead is a naturally occurring, bluish-grey metal that exists in both organic and inorganic forms. It is soft, pliable, and resistant to corrosion. It has been used by humans for thousands of..
An Introduction to Dental Implants
A dental implant is a small but strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. Under local anesthetic, it is inserted into the jaw bone, in place of the missing tooth root, and acts..