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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March 29, 2021
Matters of the Heart – Understand Heart Diseases among Elderlies in Singapore

Senior adults are vulnerable to cardiovascular diseases due to accumulation of damage to the heart from aging and exposure to risk factors over a lifetime. In this article, we discuss the 5 heart conditions that are common among elderly individuals in Singapore, including heart attack, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, and valvular heart disease.

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March 22, 2021
Hypertension: How To Manage High Blood Pressure at Home and Avoid Complications

74.1% of Singaporeans aged 60 and above have high blood pressure, half of them are unaware of it. In this article, Dr Kenneth Koh of OneCare Medical shares with us the essentials of hypertension, including risk factors, symptoms and treatment of high blood pressure to help you detect and manage hypertension better at home.

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March 15, 2021
Your Comprehensive Guide to Diabetes in Singapore

Singapore has an unusually high incidence and prevalence of diabetes relative to other countries. In this article, we discuss diabetes early symptoms and risk factors, treatments for diabetes, and diabetes complications to prevent.

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March 8, 2021
Living with Chronic Illnesses: What You Need to Know

Chronic diseases like the ‘3 highs’ – high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes or high blood sugar – are hard to manage because most of the management is ‘homework’. In this interview with Dr. Choo Wei Chieh, we learn about how to manage chronic conditions better at home, and common pitfalls and misconceptions to avoid.

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March 1, 2021
Cardiovascular Diseases among Elderly in Singapore: Understand and Manage the Risk

The risks for cardiovascular and heart diseases increase markedly with age. In this interview with Dr Woo Jia Wei of Sunrise General Medical and Heart Service, we discuss the most common heart diseases among elderly in Singapore, how to differentiate stroke, heart attack and cardiac arrest, as well as treatment and prevention for those.

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January 21, 2021
Acute Medical Conditions in the Elderly: A Guide to Effective Care and Treatment

Recovery from acute medical conditions such as appendicitis, pneumonia, or broken bones often takes longer in elderlies. The risk of complications may increase due to aging and co-existing medical conditions. Read this article to learn the do’s and don’ts to help elderlies heal from acute conditions more safely.

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