Health Matters: Cardiovascular Disease & Screening.

We live in an era of unparalleled advance, and by all impressions, things only look set to get better. Advances in science and technology have spurred many modern medical breakthroughs .Life expectancies continue to grow, and our overall health has improved. In the past, infectious diseases such as pneumonia and sepsis were the major causes of death, and polio used to be the major cause of disability. In the modern age of antibiotics and vaccines, these threats have all but disappeared. Instead, over the decades, we’ve seen the rise of...

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Dr Tan & Partners @ Bencoolen

Dr Tan & Partners @ Bencoolen   We are 5mins away from Rochor MRT Station and Bencoolen MRT Station, and across Burlington Square.   Entrance is from outside the building, road level along Bencoolen Road. Next to the Chiropracter. Video on how to find us here   <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>   Address 180 Bencoolen Street #02-20 The...

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Cancer Screening

Cancer screening is an essential part of health maintenance. If and when detected early, most cancers can be treated into remission or even cured. It makes a huge impact on life expectancy and quality of life. Here’s a guide to when and how you should screen for cancers. 1. Nasopahryngeal Carcinoma (Nose Cancer) Please go get yourself tested if you are: – Chinese man above 40 years old – Have 2 or more relatives with nose cancer A simple screening for Nose Cancer involves an inexpensive blood test known as EBV IgA. For patients...

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Health Screening for Men

Health screening is an essential part of managing your health. Health screenings are designed to identify health problems at an early stage and allow you to initiate simple easy steps to prevent more severe diseases in the future. Currently there are numerous health screening packages available ranging from a few hundred to many thousands of dollars. This article will tell you what you need and when. Obesity. Start testing from young. Obesity is the great silent killer in men. Men tend to store fat around the middle giving us a ‘beer...

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Prediabetic Diet – Diabetic Diet

Diabetes is a devastating disease. There are many factors that contribute to developing diabetes. Some things like our genes we cannot change. Other things like our diet we can. So what constitutes a Pre-Diabetic diet? Read on to learn more. The same principles apply to people with Diabetes. Carbohydrate should make up 50%-60% of Total Daily Calories Minimize Simple Carbohydrates Carbohydrate is an essential nutrient that is an excellent source of energy (measured as calories) for the body and is the preferred fuel for the brain and nervous...

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative arthritis or wear-and-tear arthritis. Arthritis is what happens when the tissue that protects the bones wears away. This tissue is called cartilage. Osteoarthritis in the knee can be a painful problem. What causes osteoarthritis? Doctors don’t know what causes joint cartilage to wear away. But they do know that osteoarthritis is more common as you get older or if you are very overweight. Sometimes a serious knee injury can bring on arthritis after a few years. How can my...

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