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Reaching New Heights: Hiking in the Himalayas

November, 2012
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Every so often, there is an experience in your life that leaves you with a brand new perspective. It leaves you with clarity, with renewed energy and with new determination. Climbing to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar was one of these experiences.
We were climbing with a group called the Global Volunteer Network (GVN) and [...]

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Combat the Downsides of Social Media

September, 2012
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Recently, the Associated Press published an article on a new phenomenon called “Facebook depression.” The condition can be described as becoming upset by Facebook content and an inability to cope with the emotional impact. Though “Facebook depression” is a relatively new discovery, the fact that the condition exists doesn’t surprise me.

The Impact of Screen [...]

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Drug Allergies in Children

June, 2012
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Immediately after birth, a baby’s internal organs are underdeveloped. Babies have weak immune systems, are highly vulnerable to disease and often require medicines to make it through their early childhood years. Many parents who administer medicines at home are naturally worried about whether their children have drug allergies. What are common symptoms of drug allergies? [...]

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Eyes and iPads

May, 2012
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In early 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs released the world’s first tablet PC – the iPad. This spring, Apple will release the third generation of iPads, which are sweeping the world like a tide and putting an “Apple” in the hands of people of all ages. With tablet computers and smartphones come electronic games, puzzles, [...]

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Is My Child “Normal”?

January, 2012
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As parents you may have questions and concerns about your child’s physical or cognitive development, learning, or behavior. Many children face physical or cognitive challenges that require special attention at home, at school or in the community.
TheDepartment of Pediatrics at Beijing United Family Hospital & Clinics (BJU) recently started the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Services [...]

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Healthy Body; Healthy Mind

November, 2011
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In today’s world of celebrity glitz and glamour, touch-up technology and glorified weight-loss tricks all over the media, it’s not uncommon for young girls to stare in the mirror and wonder, “Am I too fat?”
This is part of a problem that many parents worry will lead to eating habits in their children’s lives. There seem [...]

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Fluoride: The Supplementation Situation

November, 2011
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There is a wide range of information and opinions on whether we need to supplement our water with fluoride. Here are some basic facts to help you decide what is best for you and your family.
 
Q: What is fluoride, and what does it do for teeth?
A: Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been [...]

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Preventing Indoor Malaise during Summer - from a Pediatrician and Father

June, 2011
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Once again, the temperature has gone up, and summer is upon us. Having worked in Beijing for the past six years, I’d like to share some insights and tips for managing rambunctious balls of energy with loads of free time. Yes, I’m talking about our kids on their summer vacations.
Safety Tips for Indoors
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Strap In: Transport Safety for Children

April, 2011
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For those of us who grew up in Beijing in the ‘60s and ‘70s, bicycles were common transportation vehicles for most families. In preschool, we sat on the backs of our parents’ bikes as we cruised around town. In elementary school, we streamed through the hutongs, peddling with one foot propped under the bike frame. [...]

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Talking with Your Doctor

February, 2011
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Putting your child’s healthcare in the hands of another person is not a simple task. You can, however, have a rewarding relationship with your child’s pediatrician. This is best accomplished by establishing trust in your physician and ensuring that you have a good understanding of one another. Here are some suggestions for what you can [...]

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Why We All (Should) Hate Mononucleosis

March, 2010
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I am invincible. Okay, you got me, I’m not, but I use to think I was.
I thought I was able to handle family, friends, a social life, academics, sports and other leadership positions. My brain was working and the wheels were churning. Maybe somewhere during that time, my insides were attempting to punch their way out [...]

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Climbing for a Cause

February, 2010
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On the 15th of January 2010, 12 people stood together watching the sunrise from “The Roof of Africa”. They looked down at a sea of clouds and across snow filled valleys to magnificent glaciers. Their bodies were shattered, they were utterly exhausted, but they had done it; they had climbed the tallest mountain in Africa. [...]

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Blossoming Beijing

April, 2008
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Spring has sprung! And Beijing is polishing its wares in preparation for August’s 2008 Olympic Games. There has never been a better time to reacquaint your family with the city before the summer heat sets in and hoards of tourists arrive, writes Tania McCartney

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Tips for Teeth

February, 2008
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Good teeth, good health. Dr. Ethan Y. Li has more knowledge than just that.

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Lending A Helping Hand

February, 2008
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Though under great pressure from their rigorous high school study, Grade 11 students from the Beijing BISS International School have just worked on a new project - “Adopt a Village” in Hebei Province, north China.

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