April 19, 2018

Keng Lam

Keng Lam graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in Public Health and a minor in Public Policy. He has served as a health educator for several years and co-founded the student health publication Sather Health. Keng is currently attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine to obtain his M.D. degree.​ He plans to specialize in psychiatry.


  • Trust That Health App?
    Be Well

    Trust That Health App?

    by Keng Lam

    Mobile apps are gaining traction quickly, with some 40,000 health-related apps now available. But do these apps live up to their buzz and help your health?

  • Is Fluoride Safe?

    Is Fluoride Safe?

    by Keng Lam

    Researchers caused a stir when they suggested that fluoride—a chemical used in toothpaste and added to the public water supply in much of the U.S. to help prevent dental cavities—may impair brain development in children. But don't swear off tap water and toothpaste just yet: The overwhelming evidence shows that the benefits of fluoride far outweigh the risks, especially for kids.

  • Can My Pet Give Me the Flu?
    Ask the Experts

    Can My Pet Give Me the Flu?

    by Keng Lam

    Can your pet give you a cold or the flu this season? It's unlikely. Cold and flu viruses are usually species-specific so a strain of cold or flu that could, say, make your dog or cat sick might not have the same effect on you. But it's not impossible.