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New Drug-Free Treatment for Osteoarthritis Now Available in Singapore

FLEXISEQ, the first drug-free treatment, especially formulated and clinically proven to combat joint pain and highly effective in reducing pain and aches associated with osteoarthritis, is now available in Singapore. FLEXISEQ is a specially formulated gel, which does not contain[...]

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CGH and TTSH Win HIMSS Elsevier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Health IT

Changi General Hospital (CGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd (IHIS), the Health Ministry’s IT arm, recently won two HIMSS Elsevier awards for outstanding achievement in health IT. TTSH and IHiS clinched the Asia[...]

The Silent Warrior

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From influenza and UTI to HIV and SARS, Dr Limin Wijaya helps us fight the battle against infectious diseases

Unlike surgeons who are always at the forefront of life-saving medical bustle, Infectious Diseases (ID) Specialists often work behind the scenes. They examine viruses and bacteria to be able to help other doctors and specialists make a diagnosis. They work[...]

Beating the Flu


Understanding influenza and available vaccines

Commonly referred to as the flu, influenza is a viral infection that attacks the body’s respiratory system – the nose, throat and lungs. If not managed well, influenza and its complications can be deadly. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women,[...]

Weight Control for Better Diabetes Management

A new survey of people with diabetes who are overweight in Singapore showed that more than eight in 10 reported that their condition is well-controlled; however, nearly one in five of them did not know their blood sugar reading taken[...]

ParkwayHealth Radiology Offers New Extremity MR Scanner with Entertainment System

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Patients can now go through magnetic resonance (MR) scan while enjoying their favourite music or movies, thanks to ParkwayHealth Radiology’s new Extremity MR scanner. Unlike previous specialty systems that do not have the strength to deliver image quality comparable to a full-body scanner,[...]

New Hope for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients


The Singapore Men’s Health Society (SMHS) recently welcomed the availability of the first fixed-dose combination therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), DuodartTM (dutasteride and tamsulosin), to treat and prevent progression of disease by alleviating symptoms, reducing prostate size, improving urinary[...]

Dr John Yuen


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


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


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


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


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


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


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[...]

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