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Dangerous Link between Diabetes and Bulimia

Mention diabetes and the word ‘sugar’ would probably come to mind - more so than eating disorders such as bulimia; but the latter is a prevalent condition for those with Type 1 diabetes. Find out more about the deadly condition and how it can be prevented in this article.
  • 21 Jan 2021
  • 4 mins read
Health

Do I Need to Worry About My Gall Bladder?

How well do you know about gall bladder? Can you live without it? Dr. Melissa Teo talks us through the common disorders surrounding gall bladder and why removing it has become increasingly common.
  • 20 Jan 2021
  • 3 mins read
Health

Treating Orthopedic Issues with Robotic Arm-assisted Surgery

In this article, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gurpal Singh walks us through common orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, and how MAKOplasty®, a robotic arm-assisted treatment can benefit patients' treatment outcome and relief joint pains.
  • 19 Jan 2021
  • 4 mins read
Health

Anxiety: Is it Normal and When Should I Seek Help?

Anxiety stems from the very primitive fight or flight reflexes the human body is built for in the face of danger. The condition usually goes away but can affect our lives if it persists. Psychiatrist Dr. Tan Hong Yee shares his insight and walks us through the condition in this article.
  • 30 Nov 2020
  • 4 mins read
Health

Monitoring Breast Health through Mammogram

Breast cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women in Singapore. To counter this, early detection is key. Radiation oncologist Dr. Choo Bok Ai touches on the importance of mammogram in this article.
  • 27 Nov 2020
  • 3 mins read
Medicine

Understanding Liquid Biopsy In Cancer Diagnosis

For decades, biopsy analysis has involved invasive and costly surgery, or core biopsy in retrieving tissue from the tumor. With advances in liquid biopsy, things are changing. Medical oncologist Dr. Tan Yew Oo shares more insight in this article.

  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 3 mins read
Health

My Joint Hurts

Both knees and hips are the largest joints that support a person’s bodyweight so that one can move freely. If either are in pain, daily activities can be affected. At some point, people with higher activity demands will likely require joint replacements to treat arthritis and other related bone issues. In this article, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gurpal Singh dive deep into the world of joint replacement and shares useful tips on protecting our joints.
  • 10 Nov 2020
  • 4 mins read
Medicine

Breast Cancer Surgery and Treatments: What to Expect?

Breast cancer treatment varies depending on a patient’s cancer stage and condition. Breast cancer surgery may be used alone or alongside treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormonal therapy.
  • 30 Oct 2020
  • 3 mins read