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Alcohol and Mental Health

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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 5.1% of the global burden of disease and injury is attributable to alcohol.[1] In China, WHO data from 2010 estimates that 9.3% of adult me..

Post-operative Care – Curettage and Biopsy

1. Keep the dressing on for three days. 2. You may shower, as the dressing is waterproof. 3. The dressing may get red, as you may bleed a bit for the first two days after operation. ..

Post-operative Care – Excision

1. Keep your dressing on for three days. 2. You may shower, as the dressing is waterproof. 3. The dressing may become red, as you may bleed a bit for the first two days after the operation..

United Family Looks Forward to the Year of the Ram

Spotlight: United Family Healthcare’s Famous Sheep Miriam Brofman Patient Services Director United Family Healthcare The Patient Services Department serves as a bridge between the p..

United Family Looks Forward to the Year of the Ram

Spotlight: United Family Healthcare's Famous Sheep Roberta Lipson Chief Executive Officer, United Family Healthcare According to Chinese tradition, people born in the Year of the Shee..

I Feel Depressed: Do I Need an Antidepressant?

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The World Health Organization states that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Therefore, one common question when people visit their doctors is: “Do I need an antidepre..

High Blood Pressure: What Should I Know?

Xinhong WAN, Cardiologist, Associate Chief Physician

You may find that many people around you develop high blood pressure with age. Is having high blood pressure normal? High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most common types..

Fall Prevention

Are you at risk of falls? Falls are the main cause of injuries in people 65 years and older. Nevertheless, falls can happen at any age, anytime, and anywhere. Serious injuries can occur, ..

Pregnancy: Dealing with Stretch Marks and C-section Scars

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1. Why do stretch marks occur during pregnancy? Pregnancy stretch marks, or striae gravidarum, occur as a result of rapid abdominal distention, partly because of the normal hormonal chang..

Depression, Anxiety, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Sleep problems are a common reason that people see their doctor. Depression and anxiety are also among the biggest public health problems in the world. Depression is estimated to cost China ..