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Busting Myths about Breastfeeding

Leila SABET, Pediatrician

This article was co-authored by Jennifer Lecleir, Lactation Counselor at Beijing United Family Hospital. As a pediatrician and a lactation counselor, we’ve seen a fair number of new moms..

Prevent Mosquito Bites to Protect from Infection

Kate GAYNOR, Family Medicine Physician

Mosquitoes are a fact of life in Guangzhou. The pesky little creatures even get into my 24th floor apartment. Most of the time their bites are just a nuisance, but mosquitoes can carry a num..

Visiting the Doctor

Alfred CHAMBERS, Psychologist

Most children (and adults) are very adaptive and cooperative, and when it comes to new things like going to school, cleaning our room or going to the doctor we have no problem. However, f..

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..

Guarding Against the Silent Killer: Osteoporosis


When thinking of osteoporosis, many see it as a challenge that only older people face. In fact, those who smoke or drink a lot of alcohol, do not exercise regularly, or diet improperly—rega..

Caring for Your Skin During the Winter Months

Renhua NA, Deputy Director of the UFH Center for Clinical Research, Dermatologist

Your skin is the largest organ that you have in your body and it is one that has multiple uses. It not only covers and protects everything inside your body, but it also helps your body stay ..

Keep Your Skin Sun Safe

Renhua NA, Deputy Director of the UFH Center for Clinical Research, Dermatologist

Whether it’s picnicking, golfing, swimming, gardening, or just relaxing on the grass, summer brings with it a host of fun outdoor activities. As you enjoy yourself outside, be safe and don’..

Having a Good Foundation, from a Dermatology Perspective

Shan YUAN, Chair of Dermatology, Dermatologist

Foundation – of the makeup variety – is the basis for adjusting color, improving skin texture, and covering flaws. Foundation that looks natural on your face is the best choice for everyda..

Dermal Issues in Thermal Conditions

Shan YUAN, Chair of Dermatology, Dermatologist

When the summer sun is high in the sky, the first concern most people have – after locating the nearest ice cream vendor – is what effect the sun is having on their skin. I want to address..