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

Health Matters - S1E13: Top 10 questions to ask your doctor when you have COVID-19
26 Sep 2022 09:00AM
20 mins

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


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

Health Matters - S1E18: XBB is here: what you need to know about the new COVID-19 variant

Just as we got used to BA.4 and BA.5, we are now seeing the rise of the BQ.1, BQ1.1 and XBB variants in Singapore. Are these better able to evade your immune system?

Guest: A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health); Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

31/10/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E17: Fad ingredients in topical skincare - do they work?

We’ve seen boutique and mainstream brands launch “miracle” ingredient after ingredient, which always seem to be the next big thing. But do they actually work? From Niacinamide, to Cica, Propolis and even Probiotics, is there any benefit to jumping on these skincare fads?

Guest: Dr Elias Tam, Medical Director, EHA Clinic

24/10/2022 16 mins