As most expats know, Beijing living can be both an exciting and sometimes difficult adventure whether living in the suburbs of Shunyi or bustling downtown. Here in the capital, we are fortunate to have international hospitals on hand to answer our health questions as well as prepare and inform the community on how to handle the more difficult times, whether dealing with a more serious illness, injury, or just the common cold. Many international hospitals even offer workshops led by specialists on varying health topics. Next week, Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) will hold a free workshop open to the whole Beijing community.
BJU’s workshop, themed “Taking Care of Your Health in Beijing,” will be led by emergency medical physician, Dr. Howard Bernstein, as well as family medicine physician (and beijingkids contributor) Dr. Richard Cyr. The workshop will cover topics ranging from pollution protection including how to properly choose and wear a mask, indoor pollution and the importance of ventilation to healthy food and drink choices, food handling, organics, etc. The emergencies portion of the workshop will focus on prevention such as receiving proper vaccinations, wearing helmets to avoid serious injury, what should be in your family’s first aid kid, and building a support network. See below for more details.
What: “Taking Care of Your Health in Beijing”
When: Tuesday, September 23. 9am -10:30am
Where: 2 Jiangtai Lu, BJU Building 2, 5th Floor Conference Room
Map and directions: http://beijing.ufh.com.cn
Contact: To register or for more information, email Jenifer Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Pixababy (Flickr)