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Health Matters - S1E1: Monkeypox: Should sexually active persons be concerned?

Health Matters - S1E1: Monkeypox: Should sexually active persons be concerned?
04 Jul 2022 12:23PM
17 mins

Monkeypox is spread through close skin-to-skin and face-to-face contact with an infected person. Engaging in intimate or sexual activities with multiple partners might increase the chances of getting the virus.

What are the obvious symptoms to look out for? How can the virus be controlled? 

Guest: Dr Chester Lan, Resident Physician, DTAP (Dr Tan and Partners) Clinic

Health Matters - S1E13: Top 10 questions to ask your doctor when you have COVID-19

Can I exercise? What should I eat to get better? We find out the common questions that people recovering from COVID-19 have. What are the best practices we should follow while on the mend?

Guest: Dr Philip Koh, Chairman Medical Board, Healthway Medical Group


26/09/2022 20 mins

Health Matters - S1E12: What you are eating could be causing your headaches

Did you know cheese and chocolate can lead to headaches? We explore the types of foods, and even medication, which may trigger severe headaches that are challenging to treat.

Guest: Dr Yasmin Idu Jion, Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute

19/09/2022 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E11: How healthy is your heart?

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 

12/09/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E10: Just how much punishment can your eyes take?

What should you do if a speck of dust is stuck in your eye? Rubbing it furiously might seem like the right thing to do, but could that cause harm instead? Plus, listen to find out why it is a bad idea to squeeze a stye on your eyelid.

Guest: A/Prof Khor Wei Boon, Senior Consultant at our Corneal & External Eye Disease Department, SNEC

05/09/2022 19 mins

Health Matters - S1E9: COVID-19 updates: Mask-wearing in Singapore

Many are celebrating as mask mandates have been eased in Singapore, but this doesn't mean we now have carte blanche to be mask-less without common sense and social responsibility. 

Guest: Dr Ling Limin, Infectious Diseases Physician, Rophi Clinic (Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital)

29/08/2022 17 mins