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Singapore Health Issue 19 - Nov/Dec

Mr Yap Ah Chin almost lost his arm because he was incorrectly using warfarin, a blood-thinning drug. But since he came under the care of SGH’s pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic, he’s become more knowledgeable about the medicine and its risks. Read about how SGH pharmacists are helping patients like Mr Yap in the latest issue of Singapore Health, now available online. Also learn about how a landmark discovery by local medical researchers may lead to more drugs in the future to treat a very  aggressive  type of brain  tumour; researchers are testing an antiviral medicine for its effectiveness against acute dengue infections, and what the top 10 foods for kids are. And don’t forget to check out what you can win by writing in or when you participate in our regular contest.


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Singapore Health Issue 18 - Sep/Oct

The latest issue of Singapore Health Sep/Oct 2012 is out. Learn how a new procedure to drain excess fluid from the body is helping heart failure patients who are resistant or allergic to diuretics. Find out how amputations can be avoided with vascular surgery which targets very small blood vessels. Read about a cancer that mimics the symptoms of flu and how poor oral hygiene is may be associated with chronic diseases, even cancer.    


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Singapore Health Issue 17 - Jul/Aug

Gastric bypass surgery can help people with serious diabetes and other chronic medical conditions brought on by obesity. Read about how the procedure helped two heavily overweight SGH patients and the changes they had to make to their eating habits and lifestyle in the latest issue of Singapore Health. In the same issue, learn about how people with severely dry eyes found relief with a newly developed eye drop made from their own plasma, how SGH prepares meals for its patients, as well as tell us what you think – about health in general or about our publication – and stand to win more than $100 worth of supplements.


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Singapore Health Issue 16 - May/Jun

A new minimally invasive procedure is helping reduce high blood pressure in patients, who cannot be helped by medication alone. Learn about spiral enteroscopy, the latest endoscopic advance which is faster and less risky for patients. Find out about the growing demand for dental implants, all-in-one cataract lenses, a course to help carers of dementia patients, and a book for kidney transplant patients with expert medical advice, available to patients who underwent renal transplant after 19 April 2011..

We also have a four-page supplement on SingHealth’s allied health professionals, which throws light on their many roles and the vital part they play in healthcare.


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Singapore Health Issue 15 - Mar/Apr

Sleep apnea patients who have obstruction deep in the throat can now turn to a new minimally invasive procedure offered by Singapore General Hospital surgeons. Conventional surgery requires the jaw to be split open, but in the new procedure, the operating instruments are inserted through the mouth to perform the surgery safely, with no external incision made.

Learn about the new procedure in the latest issue of Singapore Health. Also in this issue, read about SingHealth’s Delivery on Target or DOT programme, where doctors at the hospital work with GPs to help patients manage long-term illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension; how exercise can benefit osteoporosis sufferers; how a heart device helps stabilise the condition of heart patients while they await a heart transplant; and much more.


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 Singapore Health Jan/Feb 2012

Singapore Health Issue 14 - Jan/Feb

Eating what you like is now possible for diabetics reliant on insulin to keep their blood sugar levels on an even keel. Have you ever wondered what happens to a tissue sample that is taken for diagnosis? A simple cold can turn into something more serious for older people with a lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, but a seasonal vaccination can help lower their risk of contracting pneumonia.


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