[Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)]

By Little pill I love singing, whether it is Cantonese or English, contemporary or religious, and even Cantonese opera. So years ago, when I had a chronic cough, particularly at night, my voice became coarse, and I couldn’t sing many notes. I found out the issue was caused by stomach acid reflux causing damage to my vocal cord. When stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the esophagus, the tube connecting your mouth and stomach, this acid reflux can irritate the lining of your esophagus and throat. When acid reflux happens repeatedly chronically, it can cause Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). When you swallow, a circular band of muscle around

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A Football Coach’s Public Prayer: Cost & Victory

Author: Timothy Tin  2022-08 Credit: Elias Gayles | flickr.com/photos/elias_daniel/292872324 In the state of Washington, a high school football coach named Joe Kennedy made a promise to God in his prayer before a game in 2008, “I will pray after each game, whether winning or losing, to thank God for each teammate and let me be a coach.” (www.foxnews.com/opinion/football-coach-joe-kennedy-prayer-sideline-fighting-game)He expresses his thanks to God is to walking to the center of the field after each game, kneeling, and saying a short thanksgiving prayer. For seven years since that promise, he has courageously expressed his faith testimony and received praise from the students and staff. However, the school district was

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【Medicine Life】Constipation

By Little pill  2022-07 Constipation is a common problem that most people experience at least once in their lifetime. However, constipation can be a temporary or chronic condition, affected by lifestyle, related to age, caused by medical conditions, or secondary to medications. We can think of the colon (large intestine) as a dehydrator, usually absorbing water as food moves through, forming bulk waste, what we call stool (or poo). Muscle contractions then push the stool through, and by the time the stool reaches the rectum, water is mainly absorbed, making the stool solid. Conversely, when the colon’s muscle contractions are slow or sluggish, the stool moves through the

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【Heart of a Doctor】 Chosen and To Accept

Doctor Luke 2022-07 As a family doctor, I am constantly confronted with the question, “Why me?” Especially when a patient is diagnosed with cancer.  Most people’s response is:  disbelief, self-pity, or anger; doesn’t God love me? It’s not just when we’re physically sick that we often have this reaction.  I find that many people are dissatisfied with many things, for example:  why is my husband so lazy and not working? Why doesn’t my wife respect me? Why does my child keep letting me down? These people are often depressed or feel joyless.  We seem to have eaten the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil,

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【Generation Z】 “Whose Plans?  Ours or God’s?”

Jeff  2022-07 As Christians, God calls us to go and make disciples of all nations, to go where God sends us, and to be a part of the Body of Christ.  Before we can get to that, though, we must get on the same page as God.  After all, how can we be used by God and be part of God’s plans if we don’t believe in them? The other day I was watching a show called Fresh Off the Boat.  It’s a show about this American Chinese family living in Orlando, with immigrant parents and sons born in the US, trying to adjust to life in a

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The Father of Genetics & the Inheritance of the Father

Author: Timothy Tin Translator: Mandy Kwan After the world was shrouded in the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic, most people are tired of hearing news of the virus’ mutation; in fact, many long to hear of the virus’ extinction instead! However, living things’ heredity, mutation, and extinction follow a specific order and progression. Looking back at the discoveries of Gregor Johann Mendel, the father of modern genetics, he shared his results of genetic experiments of cross-breeding pea plants at a natural sciences conference in Austria in February of 1865. The following year he published “Experiments in Plant Hybridization” which explained two principles in Mendelian inheritance: the Law of

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【Medicine Life】Antibiotics

By Little Pill   2022-06 Antibiotics are essential drugs purposed to treat infection caused by bacteria by killing the bacteria or decreasing bacteria growth so our immune system can fight off the infection. As a result, antibiotics can prevent infection and the spread of disease as well as reducing serious disease complication. When we are sick with fever, pain, fatigue, sore throat, cough, nasal congestion, or headach, we ask the doctor for help. Some people may self-diagnose an infection and ask the doctor for antibiotics. The doctor may need to do testing before diagnosing, whether an upper respiratory tract infection, ear infection, urinary tract infection, or other serious infections

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【Immigrants from Mainland China】Views on Family

路實 Lù shí   2022-06 In the last issue “Views on Education”, Xiaobing mentioned that “in the subconscious of parents, children’s excellence and success in school and society are part of their own and family success.” It reflects an essential aspect of the family view of immigrants from Mainland China: children are the center of families, and that family success is the primary goal. In this issue, we will follow this idea to look at the family view and situation of those families with children whose parents are between the age of 30-50. Although parents in this age range might have immigrated to western countries and have gone through

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【Heart of a Doctor】God’s Calling and a New Identity

Doctor Luke  2022-06 I often hear people say they can’t be devoted to serving ministry because they’re waiting for God’s calling in their life. Sometimes we misunderstand God’s calling. We often think that only full-time ministry is the true calling, which is always what we are looking for. But in fact, God’s calling to us is a call to a new identity, not to do some tasks for God. The apostle Paul prayed for us: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his

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【Chatting and Reasoning With a Caring Person】 Troubles/Hardship young people are facing

Samuel Wong  2022-06 No matter how you define “young people,” we either had been young before or are a young people today. Sociologists and adolescent experts generally accept defining Generations by Age Range.  Beresford Research combined the definition of Gen Z by Pew Research Centre and the U.S. Census Bureau’s definition of Baby Boomers. And they distinguish respective eras as follows[1]:     Birth Year Age Gen Z 1997 – 2012 10 – 25 Millennials 1981 – 1996 26 – 41 Gen X 1965 – 1980 42 – 57 Boomers 1946 – 1964 58 –76 Post War 1928 – 1945 77 – 94 WWII 1922 – 1927 95

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