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What it takes to work in an emergency room

What it takes to work in an emergency room

In the ER room, you need a certain kind of compassion just as much as a heart of stone. You can’t get attached to death. It’s not colds and flu that we see here, but the real challenging cases—trauma, vehicular crashes, motorcycles, a little violence. Some high-projectile mechanism of injury; like speeding on the road. It’s like this every night—the skies darken and the streetlights flicker to life, while those of us on night shift steel ourselves for another round of trauma, injury, and saving lives.
To your health: Food first: How to fine tune your body

To your health: Food first: How to fine tune your body

Boosting children’s immune system Summer is here and the children are having a long summer break with a lot of outside physical activities. Summer means hot, long days with plenty of direct sunlight. It is also the rainy season.
Head Lice

Head Lice

Head lice are small wingless insects that can get on the hair and scalp of humans. Head lice do not jump or fly. They usually pass from head-to-head contact, and probably also from sharing hats, combs, and brushes. Outbreaks of head lice are most common in school-aged children.
Nothing to Sneeze at

Nothing to Sneeze at

Flu season is year round in Vietnam, which means it might be time to schedule your flu shot
The business of Medical Evacuation

The business of Medical Evacuation

Imagine you’re a foreign tourist who has had the misfortune to fall terribly ill during your visit to Ho Chi Minh City. You’ve been admitted to hospital, you’re lying in the ward, and a team of people wearing white coats arrives to tell you that they’ve come to pick you up and evacuate you to Thailand
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017 - 2018

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017 - 2018

Get Immunized! Help Protect yourself and those around you!
In Vietnam, Taboo and Tradition Hinder Contraception Awareness

In Vietnam, Taboo and Tradition Hinder Contraception Awareness

With many urban Vietnamese waiting longer to get married, the country’s younger generations are recognizing the need to open up about sex education in the conservative country.
New STI Screening Package

New STI Screening Package

Family Medical Practice (HCMC) provides a confidential walk-in and appointment service for STI consultations at our clinics in Districts 1 and 2.
Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

People are far more worried about contracting HIV than they are about getting any other sexually transmitted infection (STI). Maybe that’s because this disease is better known than any other STI, but it’s also because of the seriousness of HIV and the implications of contracting it. This doesn’t mean that the rest of the STIs can be safely ignored — the others are not only much more common, they’re far more infective too.
Autism - A lonely world

Autism - A lonely world

There are so many misconceptions about autism, and so many things that have been blamed for causing it, from vaccinations to poor parenting. But what is it, and what is the real cause?