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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 8:34 am

Vaccine preventable diseases include measles, meningitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hepatitis B. Immunization protects children from these deadly diseases. Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children’s … Read More

A quick look on how to keep your child’s vision in check

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 7:58 am

As parents, we know that healthy eyes and good vision are essential for a child’s learning and skills development. Comprehensive eye examinations should be scheduled regularly to detect the early signs of any eye problems so it could be corrected immediately. The longer a vision problem goes unnoticed, the more … Read More

Nutritional lunch ideas for kids

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 2:54 pm

We all know that it is easy to buy and prepare healthy food. Getting your kids to actually eat them is the hard part. Now that schools are open again, school age children are more exposed to junk food and are more inclined to develop unhealthy eating habits. This is … Read More

New lipid guidelines de-emphasize “bad cholesterol” number; focus on cardiovascular disease risk-reducing medication treatment

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

In November 2013, The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA), in coordination with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), released the new cholesterol treatment guidelines. Moving away from specific values of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or the “bad cholesterol”, the new guidelines focus … Read More

Scoliosis

Posted on Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 12:00 am

Advanced treatment procedures for scoliosis offered at Asian Hospital. Skoliosis is Greek for obliquity or bending and describes an abnormal curvature of the spine (of at least 10 degrees on the xrays) where there shouldn’t be any. 85% of the time, the cause is unknown but the deformity can be … Read More

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