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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 ..

BJU Vaccination FAQ

Helen ZHANG, Chair of Pharmacy, Registered Pharmacist

Does BJU (or any UFH facility) use imported vaccines or Chinese? We use both imported and Chinese produced vaccines. What is the difference between the two? No matter if it is impor..

A Message to New Moms and Families

Extensive evidence shows that breastfeeding provides both short-term and long-term health benefits for infants and their mothers. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations C..

Gout: A Curable Chronic Disease

Yanping ZHANG, Rheumatologist, ICU Physician

What is Gout? Gout is an ancient chronic disease that has been around since before medieval times and is still prevalent today. Gout is also known as metabolic arthritis, and is caused by..

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’..

Five Things You Should Know about Your UFH Nurse

Chanell Jan Carcallas-Concepcion, RN PhD Manager, Nursing Education Department Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics There is more to a United Family Healthcare (UFH) nurse than mee..