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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?
First Year of Life

First Year of Life

As pediatricians, we see children every day—that’s the joy of this profession. Of course, we usually see children when they are sick, but it’s also very important that we see them when they’re healthy. Wellness checks are our main tool to monitor the growth and development of a child from birth until late adolescence, not only physically but also mentally. We need to ensure that they’re achieving their milestones by looking for red flags that may indicate an underlying problem.
Hepatitis B in Vietnam

Hepatitis B in Vietnam

We all know what happens to a city under siege. As the enemy approaches, the defenders steel themselves to fight to the last man to protect their homes. The battle is fierce, the casualties many. No matter who wins, one thing is for certain, the city itself will sustain significant damage, and perhaps even be left in ruins.
Cardiovascular Assessment - Know Your Risk

Cardiovascular Assessment - Know Your Risk

Coronary disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. If you’ve been assessed by your doctor as being at high risk of suffering from a cardiac event, it’s critical that you undergo a full examination by a trained cardiologist to find out what preventative action needs to be taken to minimize the danger to your life and wellbeing.
Operation Notice - National Day - 2/9/2017

Operation Notice - National Day - 2/9/2017

Dear valued patients, please be informed that Family Medical Practice clinics will follow the below operating schedules
Fever Fears

Fever Fears

When a child is fighting off an infection, one of the most common side effects is fever. As the body’s natural immune response gets to work, the heat given off and the energy expended in the defense effort will raise a child’s body temperature and cause significant drowsiness and suffering. As the mercury rises, parents will often become greatly distressed and seek to treat the fever as quickly as possible. It’s a pity that sometimes, despite their best intentions, these efforts can end up being contrary to the needs of the child, and can even make the symptoms worse.
Diarrhea in children

Diarrhea in children

Just as in other major cities in Vietnam, Danang is packed with street food stalls and restaurants selling all manner of local delicacies. Foods are prepared fresh by vendors and enjoyed by locals on low stools and plastic chairs—and the taste is so good! It’s overwhelming, because the best places for authentic Vietnamese food in this bustling city are found right there on the streets.