The Invisible Enemy

It is inevitable in today's high technology diagnostic testing that ionizing radiation (X-rays or gamma radiation) is often required to help the doctors make a diagnosis. Broadly, exposure to ionizing radiation can be divided into 2 broad categories of tests. The first category involves the use of X-rays in which a segment of the [...]

By | 2017-09-09T01:52:48+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Cardiac, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Getting the best outcomes for your blood pressure

While high blood pressure is commonly managed by many physicians and there are guidelines for management of high blood pressure in the general population, there are certain situations where the usual approach to blood pressure management needs further understanding and fine-tuning according to the prevailing clinical situation. This week, management of high blood pressure [...]

By | 2017-09-04T09:42:28+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Cardiac, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Enjoying Sports for Life

This year, the world bids farewell to the sporting phenomenon and the fastest man in the world over 100m and 200m, Usain Bolt. During 15 years of competitive racing, Bolt won 8 Olympic Gold medals and remained injury free. This article looks at how we too can avoid injury and continue to enjoy sports [...]

By | 2017-09-04T09:37:32+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Lifestyle, Orthopaedics|0 Comments

Beware festive indulgences

Refrain from excessive consumption of traditional goodies to get a healthy start at Chinese New Year. Every year, the most obvious effect of Chinese New Year (CNY) festivities on patients is from the feasting. The impact affects mainly diabetic, hypertensive and hypercholesterolemia patients. When it comes to diabetes, the load caused by the traditional [...]

By | 2017-07-31T07:46:28+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Signs of infection

Publication: The Business Times 29/10/2011 When dealing with infections, doctors need to have some clear ideas what to look for. By Chong Yeh Woei I SEE infections in my patients on a daily basis. Quite a number come in with coughs and colds, some come in with diarrhoea, cramps and vomiting and there is [...]

By | 2017-07-31T07:46:40+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

A silver lining for chronic diseases

Publication: The Business Times 22/01/2011 Protect the lining in your arteries by watching your diet, exercising consistently and reducing stress. By Chong Yeh Woei ONE of the biggest challenges that we face as an aging urban society is the advent of chronic diseases. I saw Mr C the other day and he’s your middle-aged, [...]

By | 2017-07-31T07:46:47+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

What’s up, doc?

Publication: The Business Times 16/04/2011 Don’t know what to expect at a health screening? Here’s a quick guide to the tests your doctor may use to determine your health status. By Chong Yeh Woei PATIENTS usually come into my practice for a health screening appointment for the first time and are quite clueless or [...]

By | 2017-07-31T07:46:54+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Know Your Glands: Your Thymus

What: Thymus. Location: It is made of two lobes that are in front of the trachea. Function: The thymus produces thymosins, which are hormones that stimulate the development of antibodies. It also produces T-lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that fight infections and destroy abnormal cells. “These T cells are very smart and have [...]

By | 2017-07-31T07:47:03+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Beating that CNY sugar rush

Diabetic patients need not feel left out of the festive feasting; they just need to make some adjustments to their diet Chinese New Year is generally a time of family reunions, meeting up with relatives that one would otherwise have little probability of meeting during the rest of the year. It is also a [...]

By | 2017-07-31T07:46:59+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments