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Health Matters - S1E29: A double whammy - getting two cancers at the same time

Health Matters - S1E29: A double whammy - getting two cancers at the same time
09 Jan 2023 09:00AM
18 mins

Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with both throat and breast cancer. How rare is a double cancer diagnosis?

Guest: Dr Wong Seng Weng, Medical Director, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Cancer Centre

Health Matters - S1E39: Oscars Special Red Carpet: Buccal Fat

In search of the sharpest cheekbones, some Hollywood stars have started removing fat from their faces. The effect is permanent and cannot be reversed. How safe is buccal fat reduction surgery?

Guest: Dr Elias Tam, Medical Director, EHA Medical

20/03/2023 17 mins

Health Matters - S1E38: Effects of long COVID-19 on our Cardiovascular system

Up to 90% of long Covid symptoms could be cardiopulmonary in nature. Does this increase your risk of a cardiac event? Do our vaccines and boosters help mitigate long COVID symptoms? 

Guest: Professor Tan Huay Cheem, Chairman of Singapore Heart Foundation and Senior Consultant for the Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre 

15/03/2023 17 mins

Health Matters - S1E37: World Hearing Day

To commemorate World Hearing Day on 3 March, we are raising awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. Did you know up to 60% of hearing problems could be picked up at the Primary Care level? Turn up the volume (but not too loud) for this World Hearing Day special. 

Guest: Dr Barrie Tan, ENT surgeon based at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore

06/03/2023 19 mins

Health Matters - S1E36: Influenza vaccination for seniors

There’s more to vaccination than COVID. Health Matters explores why seniors should be more proactive when getting vaccinated against other diseases such as influenza.

Guest: Dr Carol Tan, Geriatrician, The Good Life Medical Centre (Mt Alvernia)

27/02/2023 22 mins

Health Matters - S1E35: Artificial intelligence-assisted colonoscopy

#HealthandTech An AI-assisted colonoscopy could increase the odds of finding a polyp and it may not cost more than $50 more. What impact could this have on colorectal cancer rates here? 

Guest: Dr Melvin Look, Medical Director, Panasia Surgery Group. He’s also a General Surgeon with a special interest in Gastrointestinal Surgery and Endoscopy.

20/02/2023 18 mins