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Dec 18, 2020

Aging in the Time of COVID-19
Though the dust around COVID-19 is settling, the elderly are still grappling with the new norm. Our geriatric medicine specialist Dr. Vina Doshi explains how the pandemic has upended the elderlies' daily routines and impacted their physical and mental health.

Dec 7, 2020

Chemotherapy during COVID-19
Side effects of chemotherapy include fever, cough and other flu-like symptoms; signs that could be mixed up with those of COVID-19. Is there a way to differentiate the two? Radiation oncologist Dr. Choo Bok Ai shares his insight in this article.

Nov 26, 2020

COVID-19 Infection: Understanding the Risks in Cancer Management
Is it safe for cancer patients to continue their treatment during COVID-19? What are the risks? Our medical oncologist Dr. Hsieh Wen-son shares his expert opinion and address the questions in this article.

Oct 21, 2020

Is Flu Vaccination useful amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
Can a flu vaccination help to lower the risks of transmission during COVID-19? What would happen if a patient is infected with both flu and COVID-19? Here, our Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Lam Mun San, weighs in on these questions. 

Oct 20, 2020

Muscle Knots and Tension While Working from Home during COVID-19
Been experiencing muscle knots and tensions while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? These could be due to your body posture or the lack of exercise. Hear more from our Senior Physiotherapist Bernadine Lim as she shares useful tips on CNA938's Health Matters.

Oct 16, 2020

COVID-19's Impact on Women's Health
With lock downs, quarantine and various circuit breaker regulations in place during the COVID-19 outbreak, many patients had to put off medical care. For women, this includes canceling of mammograms, Pap smears and more. Learn more from our Senior O&G Consultant Dr. Alex Ooi as he shares the long-term health implications COVID-19 can have on women.

Oct 13, 2020

Heart Matters during COVID-19
Reports about COVID-19 deaths related to heart diseases had turned the spotlight on whether the pandemic will put cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients at higher risk of infection. Learn more from our cardiologists Dr. Ruth Kam and Dr. Bernard Kwok as they share insights on heart matters during a time where community infection cases are still reported.

Oct 5, 2020

Renal Care for Kidney Patients during COVID-19
With infected COVID-19 patients experiencing kidney damage, it is noteworthy to look at COVID-19 and the impact it can have on the kidneys. Learn more from our renal specialist Dr. Loh Ping Tyug in this exclusive Q&A.

Sep 22, 2020

Having a Baby and Raising a Child during COVID-19
We asked our colleagues to share their tips and experience of starting a family and how it is like being a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 7, 2020

Managing Asthma during COVID-19
In this interview, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist Dr. Alvin Ng discusses about all-things asthma and the impact COVID-19 can have on patients.

Sep 7, 2020

Will Haze Worsen the COVID-19 Situation?
Learn from Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist Dr. Alvin Ng what you can do if and when the haze returns to Singapre amidst the pandemic.

Jul 16, 2020

Managing Diabetes During COVID-19
Learn from our Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. Matthew Tan as he shares useful tips for diabetics on managing their condition during COVID-19.

Jul 13, 2020

Seeking Medical Treatment in Hospital During COVID-19
Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Nicholas Chew discusses the safe measures in place against COVID-19 should you decide to seek medical treatment in hospital. 

Jul 6, 2020

COVID-19 - Modes and Risks of Transmission 
Dr. Wong Sin Yew, an Infectious Diseases Physician, shares more about modes and risks of COVID-19 transmission.

Jul 6, 2020

COVID-19 - Treatments, Vaccines and Preventing a Second Wave
Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Wong Sin Yew gives his insights on where we currently stand in our continued battle with COVID-19, in terms of available treatments, whether a vaccine is in sight, as well as how was can prevent a second wave of infections.

Jul 1, 2020

Understanding Coinfections of COVID-19 and Dengue Fever
We speak to our Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Nicholas Chew to understand more about the coinfections of dengue fever and COVID-19.

Jul 1, 2020

Separating the Fact from the Myths of COVID-19 
Our Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Nicholas Chew debunks the most common COVID-19 myths and misinformation that you may have come across.

Jul 1, 2020

Living with COVID-19 
As the nation gradually reopens to a new normal, our Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Nicholas Chew discusses what lies ahead and the safe measures we should continue to undertake.

June 17, 2020

Dexamethasone: Cheap, Widely-Available Drug for COVID-19
British researchers have announced the successful trials for Dexamethasone, a cheap and wide-available drug to treat COVID-19. Will it help reduce death rates for COVID-19? Find out more our Infectious Diseases Specialist, Dr. Nicholas Chew as he shares his opinion on CNA938's Health Matters.

June 15, 2020

Asymptomatic Cases: Are They Infectious?
The WHO's recent comments on transmission by asymptomatic individuals have confused some. Are they or aren't they responsible for transmissions? Find out more our Infectious Diseases Consultant, Dr. Asok Kurup as he shares his opinion on CNA938's Health Matters.

May 8, 2020

Ventilators and COVID-19
We have heard a lot about ventilators and how some COVID-19 patients need to use them. Why are they so vital and does it help in the recovery for COVID-19 patients? Find out more from our Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Nicholas Chew as he shares his opinion on CNA938's Health Matters.

May 4, 2020

Remdisivir Trials & COVID-19
The WHO has approved the use of remdisivir in COVID-19 treatments but there are differing results on its effectiveness. Find out more from Infectious Diseases Specialist, Dr. Nicholas Chew as he shares his opinion on CNA938's Health Matters.

Apr 25, 2020

What's The Long-Term Health Impact of COVID-19?
Although most infected patients experience mild symptoms, there are some who may suffer lasting damage throughout their body. Find out more from Infectious Diseases Specialist, Dr. Nicholas Chew as he speaks to CNA938's Daniel Martin on Health Matters.

Apr 13, 2020

Can COVID-19 'Reactivate' in Recovered Patients?
Research centers in South Korea have shown results indicating a relapse in recovered COVID-19 patients. Is this true? Find out more from Infectious Diseases Consultant Dr. Asok Kurup as he speaks to CNA938's Daniel Martin on Health Matters.

Apr 13, 2020

Could SARS-CoV-2 (The Virus That Causes COVID-19) Attack and Destroy Your T-cells, Just Like HIV?
Is COVID-19 behaving like HIV? Find out more from Infectious Diseases Consultant Dr. Asok Kurup as he speaks to CNA938's Daniel Martin on Health Matters.

Mar 26, 2020

Living With Someone On Stay-home Notice? Stay Calm And Don't Freak Out
We speak to Infectious Diseases Specialist, Dr. Nicholas Chew to find out more about precautions you can take when living with someone on stay-home notice.

Mar 24, 2020

HM1 - Ibuprofen & COVID 19
Does ibuprofen worsen COVID-19 symptoms? Find out more from Infectious Diseases Consultant Dr. Asok Kurup as he speaks to CNA938's Daniel Martin on Health Matters.

Mar 24, 2020

Find out more about WHO's global mega-trial of the four most promising COVID-19 treatments as Infectious Diseases Consultant Dr. Asok Kurup speaks to CNA938's Daniel Martin on Health Matters.

Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19 As We Know It
Three months on, how have things changed? We speak to Infectious Disease Specialists Dr. Lam Mun San and Dr. Wong Sin Yew to find out more about the disease that still weighs heavily on our minds today.

Feb 7, 2020

Can a Flu or Pneumococcal Vaccine Help You Guard Against COVID-19?
How effective are vaccines against COVID-19? Find out more from Consultant Respiratory Physician Dr. Alvin Ng.

Jan 31, 2020

N95 or Surgical Mask for COVID-19 Protection?
Ms. Li Juan Li, Assistant Nurse Clinician for Infection Control shares more on the appropriate type of mask for protection.