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June 22, 2021
Palliative Care in Singapore: Where, When and How to Get the Right Palliative Care

Palliative care can be beneficial for the well-being of patients and families at every stage of illness; for children, adults as well as elderlies; in hospital as well as at home. Read our interview with Dr Michael Chong of Livewell Medical Clinic for advice on where, when and how to get the right palliative care in Singapore.

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June 14, 2021
General Guide on Palliative Care for Cancer

Cancer is one of the most common diseases that require palliative care. Palliative treatments help cancer patients with issues such as pain, shortness of breath or dyspnea, nausea and vomiting, and more. This general guide to palliative care for cancer discusses different palliative treatment for, how to find a good palliative team, how soon and how often to start palliation.

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June 7, 2021
Gastrointestinal Diseases: Understand the Most Common Stomach and Digestive Conditions (Part 2)

In Part 2 of the “Most Common Stomach and Digestive Conditions” article, we discuss causes, symptoms and treatments for abdominal pain, indigestion (also called dyspepsia), GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), diverticular disease and IBS (inflamatory bowel syndrome). See Part 1 of the article for constipation, diarrhoea and piles.

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June 1, 2021
Gastrointestinal Diseases: Understand The Most Common Stomach and Digestive Conditions (Part 1)

Stomach and digestive complaints are one of the most common conditions at family clinics. In this comprehensive guide, we discuss causes, symptoms, signs and treatments for diarrhoea, constipation and hemorrhoids (piles). We also explain how these conditions tend to worsen with age due to less active lifestyle among elderlies, and sometimes co-existing conditions and usage of medication.

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May 24, 2021
Advance Care Planning – How to Take Control of Your Health and Life with ACP

Advance Care Planning (ACP), sometimes called Elder Care Planning, is the process of planning for one’s health in the future. The aim of ACP is to keep you and loved ones well-prepared for future medical treatments, and help you live a quality life. In this article, Dr. Michael Chong from LiveWell Clinic advises on the benefits of ACP, the importance to break the taboo and embrace the ACP talk early on, and how to get started with ACP.

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April 29, 2021
From Caregiver to Caregiver: How to Take Care of Yourself when Giving Care to Others

In this article, professional caregiver Winie Trazona shares her perspective and advice on what it takes to be a caregiver, how to manage patient’s discomfort, handle distress and take care of your own well being. She recommended caregivers being strong and knowing your limit too; and taking care of yourself while taking care of the patient.

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April 19, 2021
Most Common Lung Diseases in Singapore: All You Need To Know

Lung diseases or respiratory diseases are one of the most common conditions in Singapore, affecting the very basic activity – breathing. In this comprehensive guide, we discuss top 3 common respiratory conditions in Singapore – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma and Pneumonia – their prevalence, causes, symptoms, treatment and complications to avoid.

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April 12, 2021
Falls in Elderly People

In Singapore, falls account for 40% of injury-related deaths. Elderlies are at higher risk of falls. In this article, we cover risk factors for falls, consequences of falls, treatment for falls, and preventive measures you can take at home to make it safer for elderlies, as well as how to get up to 95% subsidy for home modification via HDB’s EASE program.

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April 5, 2021
How To Stay Active as an Elderly in Singapore

Exercises help the elderly stay alert, maintain a healthy heart, prevent fall risk and age-related muscle loss. Read on for suggestions of cardiovascular exercises and fitness activities both indoor and outdoor for seniors in Singapore, including generally healthy senior adults, bedbound elderlies, and people with heart diseases.

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