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Health Matters - S1E32: A prescription for meditation instead of medication for diabetics

Health Matters - S1E32: A prescription for meditation instead of medication for diabetics
30 Jan 2023 09:00AM
19 mins

Diabetics, do you want to lower your blood sugar level? A new study seems to indicate a prescription for meditation might help.

Guest: Dr Ben Ng, Endocrinologist, Arden Endocrinology

Health Matters - S1E40: Is the “Asian Flush” linked to Cancer?

The “Asian Flush” is commonly seen among those of Chinese, Korean or Japanese descent, who go red in the face after consuming alcohol. But could it also be a sign of an increased risk for certain cancers? 

Guest: Dr Edward Cheong, General Surgeon, Senior Upper GI Consultant Surgeon, PanAsia Surgery Group. 

27/03/2023 17 mins

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