Twenty-seven more communes and wards this year join family medical practice A health staff member takes blood for testing at An Hòa ward health station in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District. Source http://soytecantho.vn The Department of Health in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ this year plans to expand a model of family medical practice clinics to 27 more communes and wards. Family medical practice clinics aim to provide comprehensive and continuous health care services to each local individual and family in order to reduce overcrowding of patients at city or central-level hospitals. These clinics are located at health stations in communes and wards. Each commune or ward has one health station. Cần Thơ aims to equip more than 80 per cent of its 85 health stations with these clinics by 2020. According to Dr Bùi Thị Lệ Phi, the department’s head, the city now has 18 commune-based health stations with family … [Read more...] about Social News 5/4 (Hourly Updated)
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VietNamNet Bridge - Here are the top Saigon tours, which range from full-day trips to the iconic Chu Chi Tunnels to boat cruises through the vast Mekong Delta. Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Learn how the extensive subterranean world was created, watch engaging documentaries about its use, and get the chance to fire an AK-47 assault rifle. Start your day with convenient pickup from your hotel, cruising out of town past water-filled rice paddies and farm-flecked landscapes to reach the entrance of the Cu Chi tunnels. When you arrive, climb down into tight passageways that weave between rooms once used as command centers, bunkers, kitchens, hospitals, and living quarters for Vietnam liberation soldiers. Listen as your guide shares stories about how the tunnels offered protection from explosions and detection, watch an intriguing video about the Vietnam War, and then head back outside to a nearby gun range. Test your accuracy with the chance to shoot a powerful AK-47, find out why … [Read more...] about The top tours from HCM City
Viet Nam News To your health: by Dr. Cynthia Dacanay* Tooth decay in children, also known as early childhood caries, is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in Việt Nam. In some cases, severe tooth decay can result in tooth loss. A child who suffers from caries may develop serious infections of the gums, sinuses; and it may even spread to the neck. Caries can be painful and may cause your child to refuse eating. Unfortunately, many dentists in Việt Nam don't have experience in treating little kids and they often tell parents that the child doesn't need treatment until his permanent teeth erupt. This is a mistake. Caries should be treated even if the child is young and still has his or her "Milk Teeth," since the infection can spread and affect the permanent teeth that haven't erupted yet. "Milk" or "baby" teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can … [Read more...] about Baby teeth as important as permanent ones
VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of residents of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong’s Dak R’Lap District lived mired in the rubbish and fumes from a rubbish treatment facility near the residential area. In 2015, the province built a concentrated landfill in Quang An Town’s Dao Nghia Commune, collecting waste from three surrounding communes. However, the landfill affects the daily life of all residents, Dan Tri online newspaper reported on Thursday. Tran Viet Hai, a local resident in Quang An Town, pointed at the rubber cultivation, which is covered by thousands of plastic bags, and said that tens of tonnes of rubbish gather there every day. Tan Quy--the co-operative responsible for waste management--is failing to work in a timely manner. His house is about 300 metres from the landfill, but waste still blows into his garden and yard on windy days, Hai said. “When operation began, my family picked up waste. But then we gave up, because there is simply … [Read more...] about Landfill’s waste and smoke make Dak Nong a living hell
Viet Nam News When counting sheep no longer works, there are other options to getting a good night's sleep, says Dr. Catherine Gonzalez* of Family Medical Practice Hanoi. "The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to," said F. Scott Fitzgerald. There are a number of simple things that anyone can do to help get a good night's sleep. The first is to find out what you are actually doing when going to bed. Keeping a sleep diary can be very helpful in clarifying any patterns and habits that may be disrupting your sleeping. Consider questions such as: ¨ What time do I go to bed and get up? Is it the same every day? ¨ Do I wake up during the night and why? ¨ What habits do I have around bedtime? ¨ What helps me go to sleep? ¨ What stops me going to sleep? ¨ Do I sleep during the day? The answers to some of these questions may be useful in thinking about how to establish good sleep patterns. You've heard of food and water hygiene, but did you know there is also such … [Read more...] about To your health: Have you heard of sleep hygiene?