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Moving Internationally with Kids Part II: Settling In

Esperanza Salinas recently moved her family (including two primary-school-aged children) from Chicago to Beijing to work at Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) as a child and adult psychiat..

Moving Internationally with Kids Part I: Preparing to Leave Home

Moving to China is a pretty big change for anyone from the West. Living here requires acclimatizing to a very different culture, getting used to a distinct cuisine, and learning an incredibl..

How to Call an Ambulance in Beijing

There are a lot of scary things about living in China. The air is less than ideal. The traffic can be daunting. The food doesn't seem as clean as it could be. But, at Beijing United Family H..

Top Wellness Tips for Beijing Newcomers

Compiled by Family Medicine Physicians at Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Lead an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle It’s useful to picture Beijing as a pro-inflammatory city. “..

Don’t Leave Me! How to deal with separation anxiety in children

Compiled by clinicians from the Psychological Health Center at Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics For more information about UFH and its services, please visit What do..

A Healthy Start to the New School Year

Melissa RODRIGUEZ, Naturopathic Physician

Integrative Medicine Department The end of the summer is fast approaching and a new school year beginning. Your child may be facing many new situations; new teachers, new friends; new opp..

“My Tummy Upset Won’t Go Away!” Could it be Celiac Disease?

Living in China, many of us are familiar with occasional symptoms of diarrhea, gas or abdominal discomfort, which often settle quickly without medical advice or treatment. If, however, yo..

(中文) 胆囊切除后就没有“胆儿”了吗


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Caring for Your Colon


There have been numerous articles published on the importance of colonoscopies in the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). Most recently, The Register-Guard newspaper published an art..

15 Reasons to Get Physically Active

Melissa RODRIGUEZ, Naturopathic Physician

Absolutely, without a doubt, one of the most significant ways to improve our health is by doing regular exercise. We have many studies that demonstrate this. It’s the magic pill that is wit..