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Screening of intraocular pressure before routine pupil dilation for retinal photography

Screening of intraocular pressure before routine pupil dilation for retinal photography

Screening of intraocular pressure before routine pupil dilation for retinal photography: Clinical case report pp. 77-79(3)Author: Chiang, Lap-kin Pharmacologic dilation of the pupil results in twice the sensitivity of detection of diabetic retinopathy compared with undilated retinal examination. The potential risk of acute angle-closure glaucoma after pupil dilation has been hypothesized to be higher in […]

Healthy China 2030: “Without national health, there will be no comprehensive well-being”

healthy China 2030

Healthy China 2030: “Without national health, there will be no comprehensive well-being” pp. 75-76(2)Authors: Wang, Wei; Zakus, David On August 19–20, 2016, the China National Health and Wellness Conference was held in Beijing. Both President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang attended the meeting and delivered important speeches with key messages. Their contributions are summarized […]

Global development of family medicine, and lessons for China

WONCA

Global development of family medicine, and lessons for China Author: Kidd, Michael R. This presentation will focus on the global development of family medicine and the lessons the rest of the world can learn from developments in China. First a few words about the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). WONCA is an organization for […]

Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young people

Systematic reviews in general practice: Applicability of the review “Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young people” in the People’s Republic of China

Systematic reviews in general practice: Applicability of the review “Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young people” in the People’s Republic of China Author: Ferrier, John Adamm A major problem for Chinese primary health providers such as general practitioners has been the lack of a clear role within the entire health system, unlike in […]

Aids prevention and control

HIV China

Current situation of AIDS prevention and control with traditional Chinese medicine and relevant policies in ChinaAuthors: Shi, Xuefeng; Bian, Xuefeng; Wang, Weiqing; Fang, Yunyun This article analyzes the current system, the prevention and treatment team, drugs relating to AIDS prevention and control with traditional Chinese medicine, and the relevant policies in China so as to […]

The innovations in China’s primary health care reform

universal health insurance coverage in China

Authors: Lin, Feng; Sun, Qihong; Peng, Zhangping; Cai, Jun; Geanacopoulos, Philip; Li, Lin; Zhao, Yun; Zhang, Xin; Chen, Xiaoxiao Objective: This study focuses on Hangzhou, a Chinese city with a population of nine million urban and rural residents, to examine the successful development and innovation experience of its primary health care service system during the new health reform in China since 2009 and […]

Primary health care, a concept to be fully understood and implemented

Primary health care, a concept to be fully understood and implemented in current China’s health care reform

Authors: Xu, Guoping; Wang, Jiaji The English concept “primary health care” (PHC) has been misunderstood and wrongly interpreted in Chinese as “entry-level health care” for more than a half century. On the other hand, specialty care was considered “advanced health care.” This misconception of PHC permeated the government and the health care field with many negative […]

Chinese medicine in a Chinese community health center

Integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in a Chinese community health center

Integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in a Chinese community health center Authors: Kushner, Kenneth; Yu, Shuang Objective: Although the literature is abundant on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the West, there is limited information on how TCM is integrated with Western medicine (WM). We describe how one Chinese Community Health Service (CHS) system […]