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My Encounter with Mycoplasma Pneumonia

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A big scare for my little one

It all began at the start of the year-end holiday when we were at a mall having dinner. My two-year-old daughter, Jie En, was having her usual favourite bowl of handmade noodles when she vomited and became unwell. She felt[...]

Back in the Saddle

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Coming back from colon cancer

Bank manager Andi Tenrigappa, 55, loves his motorbikes and riding them. Last August, he went on holiday to the United States with his wife and son. After his wife and son went home to Makassar, Indonesia, Andi stayed on in[...]

End the Silence Part II

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My lifelong battle against endometriosis

Read Part 1 Losing Myself By the middle of 2004, Darion was past his second birthday and had been with us for over a year. Our adoption was now finalised. The next few months were challenging for us though, and[...]

Brain Attack

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Getting back up after a stroke through physiotherapy

Because stroke affects the brain, people don’t often realise they’re having an attack. To a bystander, someone who is having a stroke may only look dazed or confused. But inside, the person often feels numb, weak and dizzy. Sometimes called[...]

Hair Loss – A Patient’s Story

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How one man undeterred by the odds, took the right path to regain his self-esteem

Thomas Tay (not his real name) spent some time with Ezyhealth magazine talking about his journey in gaining back his hair. Though the process took a toll on his self-esteem, he was rewarded with healthy scalp and hair, and went[...]

A Real Trooper

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An interview with an acute lymphocytic leukaemia survivor

Five years ago, Dinesh Kumar s/o Thangavelu, 36, a civil servant, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL), a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that progresses rapidly. Although more common in children, ALL can also occur[...]

Take Your Heart Health Seriously

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Madam Serene Siew tells us a heartfelt story

She was just fresh from her therapy at the National University Hospital when I met Madam Serene Siew. Jolly and quick to laugh, she didn’t look like she just had a heart bypass surgery four months ago. At 56, married[...]

Rise Above HIV

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One man’s crusade against the debilitating disease

Sometimes you had to experience to be at the lowest point in your life to be able to see your greatest potential. This proved true for Michael Chow Shiuh Yun, founder and director of Faith Helping Centre in Malaysia –[...]

Going Breathless

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An Interview with a COPD Sufferer

Ezyhealth spent 10 minutes with Mohammed Said, a COPD sufferer who shared his experience overcoming the condition with the help of his doctor and family. Q: When did you first realise you had COPD and how did you feel then?[...]

Rise Above Adversity

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A student overcomes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to achieve academic excellence

Singapore estimates that 3% to 5% of children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). One such student – 17-year-old Shaun Sim from Victoria Junior College who attained a perfect score of eight A1s in the GCE O’ Levels – was[...]

Keeping Up a Fight

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Cancer-stricken warriors display impressive determination

Warriors need not be male and muscular. Some are quite small-sized, some are female. A soft-spoken and petite middle-aged homemaker confined to a wheelchair maybe an unlikely but no less fearsome warrior. Even at her lowest point, when cancer cells[...]

Battling Invasive Pneumococcal Disease

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A mother shares her experience when her 3-year-old was diagnosed with Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)

Jaron Chor, 3 years old, started experiencing cough and cold symptoms in early January. On 17 January, Jaron’s grandmother, who was his caregiver during the day, alerted Doreen about his deteriorating condition. Doreen said, “At first I thought it was[...]

I Am a Survivor!

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Overcoming breast cancer, Ann tells it all

Having led a healthy and active lifestyle, Ann Tan was devastated when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Away from her family in Malaysia, Ann admits her 2-year battle against cancer had been a tough and lonely one.[...]

En Route To Skinny

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My battle with eating-disorder

Just like almost every other kid, I never liked eating vegetables or fruits, or anything that did not taste as great as kentucky fried chicken or a double cheese burger. My parents, coming from an under privileged childhood, certainly did[...]

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