Guidance on Common Rehabilitation Problems in the Elderly

Do you know that stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death? Sadly, stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and anywhere. But stroke doesn’t have to happen and, when that happens, getting fast treatment is vital to preventing death and disability from the stroke. On World Stroke Day today, we asked Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) Neurologist, Dr. Brian Lu, to tell you how to spot the symptoms of a stroke and what to do when that happens.
Stroke Alert! Act FAST.

Losing bone density may be a part of normal aging, but osteoporosis and the bone fractures it can cause is certainly not. Knowing that you have osteoporosis following a bone fracture often means it’s getting too late. But, osteoporosis is preventable, and you’re never too young or too old to improve your bone health. Read on as Beijing United Family Hospital’s (BJU’s) Dietitian Jackie Gao shares with us the lifestyle measures to prevent what’s so-called a “silent disease”, osteoporosis.
8 Tips to Prevent Bone Loss and Fractures

High blood pressure is often associated with many conditions and unfavorable lifestyle habits, such as high salt intake, insomnia, sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, obesity, insufficient exercise, and too much stress.
What Having High Blood Pressure Means

Sleep is an important part of our daily routine. Quality sleep is as essential to survival as food and water. Without enough sleep, you will find it’s harder to concentrate, create memories, or respond quickly. Research finds that, besides maintaining brain functions and daily functioning, sleep plays a powerful role that removes toxins in our brain that build up while we are awake.
Bad Sleep? Consider Seeing a Sleep Medicine Specialist

Pain is an unpleasant emotional experience related to tissue damage (actual or potential). It is an adaptive and protective feeling, and mostly a subjective experience.
How TCM Treats Pain?

After the age of 25, the discs that sit between our vertebrae begin to dry out and stop moving as freely. However, the majority of back pain is not likely to be skeletal or disc-related, but rather the result of muscular sprains or fatigue. Whatever the cause, there are many simple changes you can make to reduce the pain. In short, my advice is this: If you want to avoid lower back pain, you have to modify your activities and habits.
Beat Back Aches with doctor’s Tips

Got enough of Beijing’s dry winter and sprinttime winds? Often times, the lack of water and humidity can leave our eyes and skin feeling dry. Mix in hours spent in front a computer screen, television, or our phones, you may be noticing that your eyes are becoming sore, maybe even burning or turning red. Dr. Lan Wang from BJU’s Eye Clinic talks about dry eyes and how to prevent them.
How to Beat Dry Eyes

Everyday life isn’t kind to the neck. You may be all too familiar with that crick you get when you cradle the phone between your shoulder and ear, or the strain you feel after working at your computer. Neck pain rarely starts overnight. It usually evolves over time and it may be spurred by arthritis or degenerative disk disease. It can also be accentuated by poor posture, declining muscle strength, stress, and even a lack of sleep. The following six tips from Beijing United Family Hospital’s Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Dhenin, can help you prevent these issues.
6 Ways to Ease Neck Pain

Glaucoma has been labeled the “silent blinding disease” or the “sneak thief of sight” because it can lead to blindness if not treated promptly. The Eye Clinic at Beijing United Family Hospital is here to share more insight about this particular eye disease.
Watch Out for This Sneak Thief of Eyesight

Hearing is an important sense that you will likely appreciate being able to use for many years to come. Make sure your present habits don’t endanger your future needs by looking after your ears now! Beijing United Family Hospital’s E.N.T. specialist, Dr. Lingyan Mo, explains how.
Are Headphones and Earbuds Bad for My Ears?

Shingrix® (GlaxoSmith Kline) is the latest shingles vaccine, approved by the FDA in October of 2017, and imported to China in 2020. There are some common misconceptions about the vaccine and Dr. Jing Xie, from United Family Guangqumen Clinic, answers the common myths people have about the vaccine.
Is The Latest Shingles Vaccine Right For You?

Adversity is a part of life. Dealing with challenges and overcoming difficulties is something we all encounter, from the toddler years until old age. Resilience can help us keep going when the going gets tough.
Resilience: The Muscle We Need to Succeed

When we have issues in our physical health, we often visit our doctors and try to resolve the issues at the earliest possible time. This is called early intervention. Early intervention in mental health works just like in physical health.
Early Intervention Is Important in Mental Health

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