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Health Matters - S1E37: World Hearing Day

Health Matters - S1E37: World Hearing Day
06 Mar 2023 03:56PM
19 mins

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

Health Matters - World Family Doctor Day 2023

This May 19, we recognise the important roles our family doctors play in helping us manage our conditions and our community health.

Guest: Assistant Professor Lee Eng Sing, Family Physician and Deputy Director of the Clinical Research Unit at NHGP

22/05/2023 21 mins

Health Matters - S1E47: World Ovarian Cancer Day

Feeling constantly bloated and having a swollen stomach? Could these be symptoms of ovarian cancer? In recognition of World Ovarian Cancer Day on 8 May, Daniel Martin speaks to two medical oncologists about the need for early detection and the latest in treatment options.

Guest: Dr John Chia, Medical Oncologist, Farrer Park Hospital and Dr See Hui Ti, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology, Parkway Cancer Centre Singapore

15/05/2023 24 mins

Health Matters - S1E46: Could your child be performing poorly in school due to their myopia?

Did you know uncorrected myopia reduces students’ focus, perseverance, and participation in the classroom, which in turn affects their academic performance? With alarming rates of myopia in Singapore, how can you make sure you are picking it up and managing it early for your child?

Guest:  Dr Cheryl Ngo, Consultant Ophthalmologist & Medical Director at Adult & Child Eye (ACE Clinic)


08/05/2023 19 mins

Health Matters - S1E45: Don’t Always Rely on Painkillers for Your Chronic Pain

Many patients with chronic pain have been prescribed opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Our guest explains why such treatments aren’t always the solution.

Guest: Dr Bernard Lee, Consultant Pain Specialist and CEO of the Singapore Pain Center

01/05/2023 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E44: Having problems breathing? Could it be the weather?

Find out if the recent hazy weather could be causing those sleepless nights, or that itch in your throat. 

Guest: Dr Leong Jern-Lin, Senior Consultant & ENT Surgeon, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre 

24/04/2023 17 mins