A doctor of golden heart and hand By Thuy Nguyen in HCMC Twice a week, the American Chiropractic Clinic of Dr. Wade Brackenbury on Truong Dinh Street, District 3, HCMC, is open to the little patients, children with cerebral palsy, for free chiropractic treatment, the popular treatment in America and the third largest doctorate level health care profession in the world. For Dr. Wade, giving to the community this way is part of his life. His is the only clinic in Vietnam offering this treatment. The children are referred to him by the Children's Hospital, orphanages, pagodas and by his own charitable medical examination visits to the rural areas around the city. Dr. Brakenbury knows what his patients suffer. At the age of 16, he fractured his lumbar spine playing American football. After three years of crippling pain, which motivated him to seek treatment from a number of health care practitioners, he was treated successfully by a German doctor who practiced chiropractic and acupuncture … [Read more...] about A doctor of golden heart and hand
A disease of the heart
A Kitchen Of The World By Tuong Vi Expat diners taste bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancakes) Four years ago in HCM City, the founder of modern marketing Philip Kotler became the special speaker for the international conference “New Marketing for the New Age.” The U.S. speaker once said that the “kitchen of the world” could be a suitable image for Vietnam, with her bounty of good dishes. It is a pleasure for Vietnam and her people, because Vietnamese food contains elements of the fine arts and science. At the first World Food Festival in Vung Tau City last year, celebrity TV chef Martin Yan told the Weekly, “I love Vietnamese foods because the recipes are good for health. And in the future, I will introduce these dishes to the rest of the world.” Various methods for eating Professor Tran Van Khe, a correspondent member of the European Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts and also a Vietnamese food culture researcher, told the Weekly that … [Read more...] about A Kitchen Of The World
It used to be more common for only old people to suffer heart attacks. Now, younger people are having them. To prevent heart attacks, it helps to not live a life full of stress, not to smoke and not to be too fat. Some people may get heart attacks because they come from families with histories of heart attacks. HA NOI (VNS) — An increasing number of young adults in their thirties and forties are suffering from heart attacks, which typically occur in older age, according to Associate Professor Pham Manh Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam Medical Association. Heart attacks, scientifically known as myocardial infarction, occur when blood stops flowing to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle. Recently a 27-year-old farmer from the northern Ninh Binh Province, was rushed to the Ha Noi-based Huu Nghi Hospital with symptoms of shortness of breath, sweating, left chest pain and tiredness. The doctors were surprised to see X-ray pictures of the young patient's coronary … [Read more...] about The age of the heart attack
Tips on what to eat for the best of your heart: Eat avocado as much as you can to supply the healthy mono-unsaturated fats for your heart. This can help decrease the LDL (considered as bad) cholesterol and increase the HDL (considered as good) cholesterol levels in the blood. Prepare the fruit into a refreshing drink with a little sugar or sweetened condensed milk, or add it to your spinach salad, a few times a week. Almost all kinds of beans and peas, including black beans, mung beans, red beans and green peas (Pisum sativum), are rich in dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium. Regular intake of them is good for the heart and can help prevent cardiovascular diseases. Berries such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries (the last one is widely grown in Dalat City, Lam Dong Province) are an anti-inflammatory that can help prevent the risks of heart diseases and certain cancer. Try to eat such fish as herring, mackerel, salmon, sardine and tuna, which are rich in omega-3 … [Read more...] about For the health of the heart
What will you be like in your 80s? Living independently, robust in body and mind, with a wide social circle?Manage that and you will be a superager. It is a worthy aspiration, but the reality is rather different for most of us.Although we are living longer, more of those extra years are being spent in ill health, often with multiple chronic conditions.Of the 65 million people in the UK, 8.45 million are projected to live to 100, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics.That's around one in eight of the population and a timely reminder that many of us will spend a third of our lives in old age.Ageing is a global issue - the number of people aged 65 and older is projected to almost triple to 1.5 billion by 2050.California is one of the key centres for ageing research - and it's where I met both scientists and superagers.Let's start with Irene Obera.She's 84 and the fastest woman on earth for her age. Irene has been breaking world records in Masters athletics for four … [Read more...] about What are the secrets of the superagers?