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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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