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Dr John Yuen

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A well-loved urologist

Name: Dr John Yuen Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital Specialisation: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Uro-oncology, Brachytherapy How long have you been in practice? Dr Yuen: I have been working in the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) since[...]

Prostate Cancer 101

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A brief overview of prostate cancer basics

Prostate cancer is one of men’s worst nightmares. One of the most common types of cancer in men, prostate cancer affects a man’s reproductive system – a man’s prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that[...]

A Guy’s Guy

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Dr Gerald Tan got your man’s health covered

Doctors always know how to make light of circumstances. It is part and parcel of their profession to help them deal with intense situations. However, interviewing Dr Gerald Tan, Consultant Urologist at Gerald Tan Urology + Robotics in Mount Elizabeth[...]

News Bits

Sing-Kobe Liver Transplant Centre Opens at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

The Sing-Kobe Liver Transplant Centre was officially opened in September at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. The new transplant centre is a collaboration between International Frontier Medical Support led by Dr Koichi Tanaka, Medicro Partners Pte. Ltd. (100% owned by Mitsui[...]

Major Development in Nose Cancer Treatment Revealed

The results of an important nose cancer study, conducted by the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), were announced recently at a talk held in conjunction with the official launch of Run For Hope 2013 registrations. In this phase II clinical[...]

Health Radar

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Stivarga for Advanced Colorectal Cancer now Available in Singapore Stivarga®, first oral targeted therapy proven to extend overall survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, is now available in Singapore. First given the green light by the US Food and[...]

Bosom Buddy

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A staunch advocate for breast cancer awareness, Dr Felicia Tan talks about breast lumps, Angelina Jolie, and how getting a mammogram can save your life

IN THE MALE-dominated world of surgery, Dr Felicia Tan, Breast Surgeon at FeM Surgery, certainly cuts a graceful figure. With her easy smile and charming personality, it’s easy for patients to gravitate towards the petite surgeon. She has an innate[...]

Thyroid Disease

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Understanding the basics of thyroid disorders

THE THYROID IS a butterfly-shaped gland located on the front of the neck. Consisting of two side lobes connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle, the thyroid gland lies below the Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe.[...]

September – Assistant Professor Chan Ching Wan

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Bringing hope and support to patients

Name: Assistant Professor Chan Ching Wan Specialisation: Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Breast Surgery) Clinic: Breast Care Centre, 8b NUH Medical Centre, Level 8 Appointment Hotline: 6772 8208 Clinic Schedule: New patients are seen on Monday morning and full day[...]

Philips and Mount Alvernia Hospital transform healthcare into human care

In an effort to help patients feel more at ease and comfortable at hospitals, Royal Philips recently announced the installation of the first Philips Ingenia MRI with Ambient Experience in Singapore at Mount Alvernia Hospital. “We are excited to be[...]

September – Dr Yvonne Loh

All about empathy Name: Dr Yvonne Loh 卢淑敏 医生 Haematologist & Medical Director Specialisation: Haematopoietic Cell Transplant and Leukaemia Clinic: ASIAN CENTRE FOR BLOOD & BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION PTE LTD 6A Napier Road, Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block #05-36C, Singapore 258500[...]

Paediatric Vaccines

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Recommended immunisations for children

All new mothers must be aware that once your baby is born, there is a series of immunisation schedule that you should take note of. Immunisation is given to children as early as right after birth and through the age[...]

Beyond Fitness

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Pilates guru Daniel Dittmar acquaints us with the rehab benefits of Physio-Pilates

When Daniel Dittmar, owner and head instructor of Focus Pilates, first introduced the concept of Physio-Pilates (a combination of physiotherapy and Pilates) to Singapore 11 years ago, people were somewhat sceptical about it. “Some people had difficulty seeing the connection[...]

Erection Problems

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Understanding erectile dysfunction and available treatments

Fifteen years ago, no man would be caught uttering the word impotence. If they do, it is done in the privacy of the doctor’s clinic. These days, erectile dysfunction (a.k.a. impotence) is pretty much discussed in the open, as much[...]

The Vision Virtuoso – Mr Yap Tiong Peng

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Mr Yap Tiong Peng’s passion for optometry goes beyond prescribing specs

Start a conversation on vision disorders with Mr Yap Tiong Peng and he might not be finished explaining about their causes and treatments until the next day. That’s how passionate he is at what he does. A senior consultant optometrist[...]

Doctor of the Month – Associate Professor Allen Yeoh

Cheerful and Patient

Name: Associate Professor Allen Yeoh Specialisation: Paediatric Oncology (Senior Consultant) Clinic: Viva-University Children’s Cancer Centre, Kent Ridge Wing Level 8 National University Hospital (The clinic will be relocated to Level 9, NUH Medical Centre National University Hospital in August 2013.) Appointment hotline: 6772[...]

Insomnia and Sleeping Pills

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Understanding prescription sleeping pills and their mechanism of action

A sleep disorder, insomnia is the inability to sleep or to stay asleep as long as desired. Treatments of insomnia (or sleeplessness) are available. However, underlying conditions causing the sleeplessness (e.g. frequent travels, shift work sleep disorder, other diet and[...]

The Sleep Expert – Dr Kenny Pang

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Dr Kenny Pang shares his dos and don’ts in managing sleep woes

Some doctors are interested about the functions of the heart, others specialise on the workings of the mind. Dr Kenny Pang, a renowned Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist, is fascinated about sleep – the natural periodic state of rest for the[...]

Doctor of the Month – Dr Chia Yin Nin

Treats her patients as if they are her loved ones

Name: Dr Chia Yin Nin Specialisation: Gynaecological Oncology Sub-specialty and Gynaecology Clinic: Gynaecology & Oncology Specialists #05-36, Annex block, 6A Napier road, Gleneagles Hospital Contact: 6479 3301/8223 1673 Opening hours: Monday – Friday (9am to 5pm), Saturday (9am to 12pm).[...]

Man on a Mission – Interview with Dr Arthur Tseng

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Dr Arthur Tseng aims to raise awareness about the most taboo gynaecological conditions

From ‘he’s very nice and patient’ to ‘he is worth the long queue’ and ‘it’s like talking to an old friend’ – Dr Arthur Tseng’s patients only have good words for the young doctor. They have one common concern, however[...]

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