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Fab Fats

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Making a healthier choice is “oil” you need to do

Yeah, you read it right – fats are very important to us! The healthy, unsaturated fats serve as our energy store, cushion for vital organs and a transport system for fat-soluble vitamins. In an effort to promote healthier fare at[...]

Weight Woes

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Waging war on your waistline

All I want for Christmas is… a visible waistline! The struggle to lose weight gets harder as one gets older, busier and more stressed out – and the abundance of good food at Christmas-time surely doesn’t help. We turn to[...]

Alcoholism and Liver Cirrhosis

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The price of overindulgence?

A Look at the Numbers Drinking 30–60g/day results in cirrhosis in 1% of patients Risk of cirrhosis increases to 5.7% with 120g of alcohol/day 1 can beer contains 15g alcohol = 1 glass red/white wine = 1 shot hard liquor[...]

Medications for High Cholesterol

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What are your options?

There are several medications used in the treatment of high cholesterol (otherwise known as dyslipidemia). As the low density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” is the main target of treatment, most of these drugs act primarily to reduce the LDL.[...]

10 Check-ups Every Man Needs

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Don’t let your health slide  

Men, get screened early! Don’t wait till symptoms appear – it may be too late then. Chances are, you get your car tuned and buffed regularly, like how you keep that favourite pair of shoes polished to a high shine.[...]

A Mission of Miracles

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Peter Lim discovers Nature’s secrets for good health

On the subject of natural living, you would be hard pressed to find anyone as passionate as Peter Lim. A believer to the core, Peter daily practises what he preaches in every aspect of his life, from the food he[...]

Dealing with Diabetes

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Don’t let it take life’s sweetness

Diabetes mellitus or diabetes is a common condition in which a person has high blood sugar due to inadequate insulin production or response. In Singapore, it is the fourth most common condition seen in community healthcare. Causes and Risk Factors[...]

Prediabetes

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It’s not too late to save yourself

Prediabetes or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) means being in a state between having normal blood glucose and having diabetic range blood glucose. Prediabetics are usually asymptomatic – that is, they do not display symptoms – and their blood glucose values[...]

Fever and Flu

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In healthy kids, fever generally doesn’t indicate anything serious. Fever is usually caused by infections from viruses (such as the cold or flu) or bacteria (such as ear infections). Although it can be frightening when your child’s temperature rises, fever itself[...]

3D Face Sculpting

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Exploring the “basics”

Great advances in medical science and research have led to the blossoming of non-invasive medical aesthetics. It caters to the innate yearning of most people, to look attractive without undergoing surgery. The idea of walking into a clinic and coming[...]

Proper Dental Care Prevents Many Problems

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Some ideas to chew on

Modern dentistry has come a long way since its beginnings in the early modern period of history in Europe, where dental treatment involved mainly removal or filling of diseased teeth alone. Benjamin Franklin, the famous scientist and inventor, once remarked[...]

Tele-Health Programme for Heart Failure Patients

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The Eastern Health Alliance (EH Alliance) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) have partnered Philips Healthcare (Philips) to pilot Singapore’s first tele-health programme for heart failure patients in Singapore. The innovative programme integrates three key elements: tele-monitoring, tele-education, and tele-care support[...]

Percutaneous (Minimally Invasive) Heart Valve Replacement

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No more laying your heart bare

The aortic valve allows blood to be pumped out of the heart to the rest of the body. With ageing, the aortic valve may become narrowed – a condition known as aortic valve stenosis (AS). When the valve narrowing becomes[...]

Feel it in your Bones

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Bone up on the best diet for a strong skeleton

  It is just as important, if not more so, to take care of what’s inside your body as what’s on the outside. For a strong foundation, get some tips from our Expert of the Month, Dr Siow Hua Ming,[...]

Sex – the Mental Health Supplement

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Slipping between the sheets can improve your mental wellbeing

Sure, sex feels good. But beyond the heat of the moment, it can actually make you healthier. Here are four surprising ways sex can rev up your mental health. Great sex = … …less stress People who have intercourse at[...]

10 Health Screenings that Women Must Do

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The essential check-up checklist for women

Nobody likes going to the doctor’s, but there are some visits you shouldn’t skip – screenings are tests for diseases before the symptoms appear. Early detection will help you and your healthcare providers to actively manage your risk factors and[...]

Listen to your Heart

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Symptoms of heart disease explained

Every day, 15 Singaporeans die from heart disease and stroke. It is crucial to seek medical help upon encountering any of the symptoms associated with heart disease. But what exactly are ‘palpitations’, and are all chest pains related to heart[...]

Hypertension in Seniors

Worried About High Blood Pressure

When your health comes under pressure

Hypertension, or simply high blood pressure, is a common condition that afflicts many people. The incidence rises with age and is increasingly common with an ageing population. Hypertension is diagnosed when a patient has two separate readings of blood pressure[...]

Stress and your Heart

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The hidden damage

Chronic stress – whether from the peak hour MRT crowd, an unhappy marriage, or a mounting workload – has a wide range of harmful health effects. It can interfere with your mood, sleep, and appetite. But can it cause heart[...]

Let’s Talk about Sex!

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Sexercise’ and other sexual myths

Sex is perhaps one of the most elusive practices in life – it has been around forever, but we’re only just beginning to develop a murky understanding of it. We scoured the academia for credible studies that debunk four common[...]

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