Revised mask-wearing requirements at our Medical Centre and Hospital

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Caring For Your Lungs: Tips to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is an important step you can take to improve your health, regardless of how old you are or how long you have smoked. We hear from respiratory specialist Dr. Alvin Ng on what makes cigarettes so addictive and what are some tips you can follow to quit smoking.
  • 31 May 2024
  • 3 mins
Lifestyle

A Journey of Hope: Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer with PSMA Therapy in Singapore

In search of advanced prostate cancer treatment, Mr. Eun's family found hope in Lutetium-177 Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen therapy (Lu-177 PSMA Therapy) in Singapore after looking for options outside of Korea. Under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Tan, Head of Nuclear Medicine at Farrer Park Hospital, Mr. Eun embarked on his treatment journey.
  • 22 May 2024
  • 5 mins
Lifestyle

Life After Cancer: Navigating Survivorship in the 21st Century

Cancer survivorship has become a critical part of oncological care in the last decade, with the role of an oncologist undergoing a significant transformation that extends far beyond the confines of diagnosis and treatment. Our oncologists Dr. David Tan and Dr. John Chia share more about their evolving role in survivorship that champions the cancer survivor’s journey well after the initial battle is won.
  • 22 Apr 2024
  • 5mins
Lifestyle

Navigating the Emotional Landscape of Dementia: Insights and Strategies for Compassionate Care

Dementia is a heartbreaking disease that affects millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, over 55 million people currently live with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases every year. Caring for someone with dementia is challenging, but with the proper knowledge and strategies, it does not have to be a distressing process.
  • 18 Apr 2024
  • 3 mins
Lifestyle

5 Tips for a Healthier 2024

Many of us often go into the new year with renewed energy to tackle new goals and resolutions, especially in terms of our health. However, in time it often becomes a challenge to stay true to our fitness goals and not give up on them. Hence it is important to set simple, realistic and achievable goals.

Here are some simple goals you can try to achieve this year for a healthier you.
  • 21 Feb 2024
  • 3 mins
Lifestyle

Palliative Care: A Holistic Approach to Enhance the Psychosocial Wellbeing of Patients with Life-Limiting Illnesses

Palliative care can be controversial, yet it offers much-needed relief from physical and psychosocial burdens for patients and caregivers alike. It delivers comprehensive support, enhances quality of life through education, and alleviates financial stress, ensuring compassionate care at all stages. Dr. Yee Choon Meng, a Palliative Care Specialist, talks about the philosophy of palliative care and its empowering role in guiding patients and caregivers.

  • 17 Oct 2023
  • 5 mins
Lifestyle

Do I Need To Go for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

In Singapore, the increasing number of cardiovascular conditions involving heart disease and stroke cases mirrors the global surge in heart-related health issues. The aging population amplifies this concern, as age remains a risk factor for heart problems. Alongside medical interventions, Dr. William Kristanto, a Cardiologist at Farrer Park Hospital, talks about the role of cardiac rehabilitation in guiding heart patients toward a better recovery and a sustainable quality of life in the long run.
  • 26 Sep 2023
  • 5 mins
Lifestyle

Cochlear Implant: When Noise Never Sounded So Good

Jerome has struggled with hearing loss since he was three. The mandatory mask-wearing disrupted his heavy dependency on lip reading and hearing aid to communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only could he not lip-read, but holding a muffled conversation with the mask on became intolerable. It affected his confidence and profession. We also find out more from Dr. Liu Jia Ying, a consultant ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon and the medical director of Aurion ENT & Hearing Centre at Farrer Park Hospital, who treated Jerome.
  • 29 Aug 2023
  • 5 mins