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An eye test can save your life

Modern medicine works by finding evidence to support one or more differential diagnosis at a particular point in time. Sometimes the evidence can come from seemingly unrelated parts of our body. The eye is unique in being the only organ in our body that allows [...]

By |2020-11-05T07:01:17+00:00November 5th, 2020|Media, Ophthalomology, Specialists-Ophthalmology|

Getting a flu shot is a good idea right now

The year-end and the yuletide season will be soon upon us. Ordinarily we would be gearing to go travelling and some of us would be headed to cold temperatures in the northern part of the globe. However, this has been anything but an ordinary year. [...]

By |2020-11-16T04:58:09+00:00October 15th, 2020|Internal Medicine, Media|

Should cholesterol lowering medication be started in the young?

Earlier treatment of elevated cholesterol results, even for children when indicated, results in better outcomes While the general perception is that strokes only occur in the elderly, over the years, there has been a gradual increase in the prevalence of strokes in the young. Recently, [...]

By |2021-03-15T06:04:25+00:00September 30th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

10 ways to lower your blood pressure without medication

Making changes to your lifestyle will help give you a healthy head start in life Can you lower your blood pressure without taking medication? The answer is yes. If you have abnormally elevated blood pressure (BP) or hypertension, you may want to consider non-pharmacological measures initially [...]

By |2020-09-30T04:52:58+00:00September 30th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

The ABCs of high blood pressure

In most cases, diagnosis of high BP and hypertension should be made only after a period of evaluation I recently saw a gentleman, Mr A, who had a history of frequent dizzy spells which were so severe that it made him unsteady when he was [...]

By |2020-09-30T03:58:18+00:00September 30th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

Our Eyes, Our First Defence

As Singapore emerges from the “circuit breaker”, a measured approach and long-term plan for eye care to better prepare for possible future outbreaks should be considered SGSecure, a national campaign launched in Singapore four years ago for crisis preparedness has been a success in informing [...]

By |2020-06-09T03:33:08+00:00June 9th, 2020|Media, Ophthalomology, Specialists-Ophthalmology|

How to live to 100

FROM 1960 till 2020, there has been a 28-fold increase in the number of centenarians. The path to longevity is strewn with false promises of expensive elixirs, exotic supplements, and stem cell rejuvenation. Human longevity is a complex interplay between the genes, the environment and [...]

By |2020-06-08T09:46:20+00:00June 8th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

Living through a once-in-a-lifetime event

It has been 14 weeks or so since the first case of Covid-19 virus landed on our shores. A lot has happened since, with a wave of returning citizens bringing home the virus from epicentres in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. These [...]

By |2020-11-16T05:10:13+00:00June 8th, 2020|Internal Medicine, Media|
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