Over the last months I’ve created a few online slide shows based on Powerpoint presentations I’ve given in Beijing, and I wanted to review them here. They focus on the most common illnesses, and they review symptoms as well as prevention and treatment.… Read the rest
Heart attacks and stroke combined are the #1 killers in most countries, including China. But there are a lot of lifestyle factors that play into this. In fact, about 90% of your risk for heart attacks and strokes can be modified by your conscious, everyday activities!… Read the rest
The summer always brings a lot of stomach infections, but fortunately there are a lot of easy ways to treat it — without a visit to the doctor. Below is a slide show on gastroenteritis: the symptoms, treatment, and prevention. It is the compliment slide show to my Illness article on gastro.… Read the rest
Hayfever is the common term for allergic rhinitis. I see this in my clinic all spring, and at other times of year as well. There are a lot of over the counter medicines you can use for this, but in late April with all the Beijing trees shedding like a snowstorm, make sure you have the medicines at home or in your travel kit!… Read the rest
STD stands for sexually transmitted disease. Unfortunately, this is a major problem I see in my clinic almost every day. There’s a lot of anxiety and embarrassment about this issue, and also a lot of misinformation out there. I think it’s a very important topic to discuss rationally and without embarrassment, so I hope my presentation below can help people understand better.… Read the rest
I see a lot of food poisoning in my clinic, especially in the summer, when the hot temperatures make it even harder to preserve food properly. Below is my slide show which highlights the symptoms, causes, prevention and treatments.