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The Luxury Care Centers Pampering China’s Newly Minted Moms
Although few of the practices associated with zuo yuezi are based in medical science, many of them still flourish in China today — and in increasingly commercial forms. Three decades after Huang gave birth, her daughter, Qian Lang, has just had a baby of her own. Like her mother, Qian also plans to spend a month in bed. Unlike her mother, she’ll be spending it relaxing at Mammybest, a private postnatal care center near the wealthy eastern city of Hangzhou that’s charging her 69,800 yuan ($10,100) for a four-week stay. And that’s at the cheaper end of the price list: Mammybest’s premium services can cost up to 398,000 yuan.
mother  birth  hospital  luxe  care  china  today  hangzhou 
11 weeks ago by aries1988
Emilia Clarke, of “Game of Thrones,” on Surviving Two Life-Threatening Aneurysms

But I kept at it. In school productions, I played Anita in “West Side Story,” Abigail in “The Crucible,” one of the witches in “Macbeth,” Viola in “Twelfth Night.” After secondary school, I took a gap year, during which I worked as a waitress and went backpacking in Asia. Then I started classes at the Drama Centre London to pursue my B.A. As fledgling actors, we studied everything from “The Cherry Orchard” to “The Wire.” I didn’t get the ingénue parts. Those went to the tall, willowy, impossibly blond girls. I got cast as a Jewish mother in “Awake and Sing!” You should hear my Bronx accent.

In those days, I thought of myself as healthy. Sometimes I got a little light-headed, because I often had low blood pressure and a low heart rate. Once in a while, I’d get dizzy and pass out. When I was fourteen, I had a migraine that kept me in bed for a couple of days, and in drama school I’d collapse once in a while. But it all seemed manageable, part of the stress of being an actor and of life in general. Now I think that I might have been experiencing warning signs of what was to come.

I could hardly catch my breath. I went back to the hotel, where some people invited me to a party on the roof. “I think I’m good!” I told them. Instead, I went to my room, ate Oreos, watched “Friends,” and called everyone I knew.

The “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have said that Daenerys Targaryen is a blend of Napoleon, Joan of Arc, and Lawrence of Arabia.
GOT  tv  actor  story  hospital  death  struggle  growup  uk  health  acting  female  fame  success  girl  interview  job 
april 2019 by aries1988
China’s Health Care Crisis: Lines Before Dawn, Violence and ‘No Trust’ - The New York Times
The country does not have a functioning primary care system, the first line of defense for illness and injury. China has one general practitioner for every 6,666 people, compared with the international standard of one for every 1,500 to 2,000 people, according to the World Health Organization.

Instead of going to a doctor’s office or a community clinic, people rush to the hospitals to see specialists, even for fevers and headaches. This winter, flu-stricken patients camped out overnight with blankets in the corridors of several Beijing hospitals, according to state media.

Hospitals are understaffed and overwhelmed. Specialists are overworked, seeing as many as 200 patients a day.

China’s “barefoot doctor” system was one of the Communist revolution’s most notable successes. In 1965, Chairman Mao, troubled by the lack of health care in the countryside, envisioned an army of people who spent half their time farming (many worked in the fields without shoes) and half their time treating patients. They weren’t doctors, but rather a sort of health care SWAT team. The authorities gave them a short training period — several months to a year — and a bag of limited medicine and equipment.

When Dr. Huang saw a newspaper article about general practitioners, he decided to enroll in a training program in 2007. He was inspired by his aunt, a “barefoot doctor” in Mingguang, a city in Anhui Province, one of the poorest regions in China.

As a boy, he had followed his aunt as she went to people’s homes to deliver babies and give injections. “After becoming a doctor, I’ve realized that the people’s needs for ‘barefoot doctors’ is still very much in demand,” he said.

Dr. Yang, 31, said her practice was largely free of grumpy patients and, as a result, “yi nao.” She sees 50 to 60 patients in a workday of about seven and a half hours. In the United States, a family doctor has 83 “patient encounters” in a 45-hour workweek, according to a 2017 survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians. That’s about 16 patients in a nine-hour workday.

She’s available to dispense round-the-clock advice to her patients on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China. A patient is generally kept in the waiting room for a brief period and, if necessary, gets to talk with her for at least 15 minutes.
doctor  hospital  china  today  reform  reportage 
october 2018 by aries1988





kid  china  hospital  parents  crisis 
july 2018 by aries1988
China healthcare: Missing a beat

At the core of the problem is an overreliance on hospitals and absence of family doctors. “There is no other country in the world where it is entirely hospital based,” says Mr Gisserot.

China’s breakneck growth was fuelled by mass mobilisation of the labour force, but it must embrace change in areas such as healthcare, education and the environment to narrow the gap with the developed world in wealth and quality of life.
hospital  china  crisis  health 
january 2017 by aries1988
怀胎三月:大家都来生孩子 | 正午


story  china  baby  hospital  beijing 
july 2016 by aries1988
正午 | 丁香诊所的五个故事 - 中国数字时代







doctor  hospital  private  service  instapaper_favs 
may 2016 by aries1988
japan  hospital 
june 2015 by aries1988

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