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Health Matters - S1E11: How healthy is your heart?

Health Matters - S1E11: How healthy is your heart?
12 Sep 2022 09:00AM
16 mins

How could walking up the stairs or placing your fingers on your wrist help you gauge how healthy your heart is?

Guest: Dr Julian Tan, Interventional Cardiologist, The Cardiology Practice, Farrer Park Medical Centre 

Health Matters - S1E24: COVID-19 updates: antiviral usage

If your elderly loved one got COVID-19, they might be prescribed antivirals, especially if they had other health issues. Is there more evidence that these could be beneficial on a community level?

Guest: Dr Asok Kurup, Infectious Disease Physician, Mount Elizabeth Hospital

05/12/2022 22 mins

Health Matters - S1E23: COVID-19 vaccines for young children

Did you know that your young ones (6 months - 4 years) getting the COVID vaccine may experience less severe side-effects? It might be due to the lower dose, but that doesn’t mean they’re less protected against COVID or a complication known as multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C).

Guest: Associate Professor Chong Chia Yin, Senior Consultant, Infectious Disease Service, Department of

28/11/2022 15 mins

Health Matters - S1E22: Weight-loss drugs for diabetes management

Imagine peeing out your calories. This is happening for some diabetic patients here taking new generations of weight-loss medications. But is it safe to have this as part of your long-term diabetes management programme?

Guest: Dr Ben Ng, Endocrinologist, Arden Endocrinology Specialist Clinic 


21/11/2022 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E21: Why get LASIK if there’s a risk of dry eyes?

Are people still doing LASIK and is it the best way to deal with our Myopia epidemic? Plus, besides eye drops, are there newer options to help you deal with Dry Eyes, which can emerge after LASIK?

Guest: Dr Cheryl Lee, Eye Surgeon and Ophthalmologist, The EyeClinic

14/11/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E19: How cancer affects your blood: lymphoma

Cancers don’t just affect organs in your body, they can also affect your blood. Health Matters explores lymphoma and the extremely promising results being seen with newer forms of treatment, like immunotherapy.

Guest: Dr Nicholas Grigoropoulos, Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital

07/11/2022 15 mins