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19
Jul
2019

A non-invasive, scar-free way to treat thyroid nodules

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​Relatively painless and fuss-free, an ultrasound procedure removed a non-cancerous thyroid lump in Madam Liam Lay Kwan’s neck in 45 minutes.

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17
Jul
2019

Dementia care village will benefit residents in many ways

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​Dementia care villages, such as the one planned for Gibraltar Crescent, encourage residents to live as independently as possible despite their age and condition.

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16
Jul
2019

Non-urgent care the focus at Alexandra Hospital

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Specialist and Surgical teams at Alexandra Hospital (AH) are focusing more on non-urgent yet high-volume cases to free up tertiary hospitals’ space to carry out acute, complex operations. Patients who feel medically unwell can visit AH’s Urgent care centre 24/7, where it’s new surgical wing will receive more elective cases which respond to the needs of an ageing population. These include cataract, hearing loss, total knee replacement.
 
The waiting time for the first appointment is reduced to 5 working days and procedures will be carried out as soon as apt. Normally, waiting times for the first appointment is 1 to 2 months. 
 
AH’s surgical facilities will also ramp up to 12 more theatres by 2026 and with the current capacity, AH is able to perform up to 600 electives per month. As part of AH’s model of care, there is no inter-institution transfer for rehabilitative care. Inpatient care is sited at the same bed, same hospital and by the same care team.


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15
Jul
2019

One in five NUS medical students gets financial help

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​An article about the financial help available to students in need at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The article highlights the percentage of students receiving financial aid within the School – a significantly higher proportion that that of the University’s overall percentage. 

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15
Jul
2019

NUS medical school sees greater diversity in intake

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​An interview with Professor Chong Yap Seng, Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He shares that the School has seen in increase in the diversity of students it takes in over the  last few years, including an increased percentage of students from polytechnics and a wider range of JCs. He also emphasised the importance of recruiting students that have the right skills and values to be good doctors, in addition to their good grades.

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15
Jul
2019

Fight for your patients, says valedictorian to medical graduates of NUS

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An interview with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Mr Arturo Neo. He had given the commencement speech at Sunday’s commencement ceremony, where he addressed 300 fellow graduates and their families. In his speech, he shared about his belief in “fighting for the patient” and empathising with their circumstances.

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15
Jul
2019

Ex-combat medic lands spot in NUS medicine on third try

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An interview with incoming medical student, Mr Tan Ying Li, who secured his position with the school only after his third try. The interview details the challenges the Pioneer JC alumnus overcame on his journey to becoming a student of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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14
Jul
2019

Studying the art to ageing well

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An interview with Professor Kua Ee Heok, Tan Geok Yin Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine & Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the NUHS. In the interview, Prof Kua shares his tips on mental well-being and some of his findings in studying the effect of the use of arts as a preventive measure in dementia care.

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13
Jul
2019

巧克力魅力大 注意别过量

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​许多人爱吃巧克力尤其是一些女性,看到巧克力就欲罢不能。有人说,吃巧克力会让人心情好,也有人说,吃黑巧克力能降血压。这些说法有根据吗?巧克力的食用建议量是多少?本报《活得好》请国立大学医院营养师林雯解析。

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12
Jul
2019

Brothers with big hearts & Brothers turned living organ donors – for strangers

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​Donating one’s organ to a stranger is an extraordinary act of generosity, but two brothers who did so think nothing of it. Mr Lin Hanwei, 35, and his younger brother Dilun are Singapore’s first living donors from the same family to donate to complete
strangers.

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12
Jul
2019

弟弟捐肾哥哥捐肝兄弟同心为陌生人奉献

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​哥哥林汉威说,他看到捐肾那么多年后依旧健康的弟弟,更能了解器官捐献的意义和风险。对他而言,捐肝和捐血捐钱一样,是做好事的一种。

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12
Jul
2019

兄捐肝的同时, 也要求把肾捐出

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​兄弟俩相隔7年,分别捐肾、捐肝救陌生人,坚称自己不是英雄,只想抛砖引玉,让更多人挺身而出。

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10
Jul
2019

Scheme to help frail elders expanded

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​The Healthy Ageing Promotion Programme For You (Happy), which helps frail seniors improve their mental well-being, memory, functional ability and strength, will be extended from 37 sites to 130 over the next three years.

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10
Jul
2019

Happy way to boost frail seniors' well-being

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​A physical exercise programme which has helped frail senior citizens improve their mental wellbeing, memory, functional ability and strength is to be expanded across Singapore.

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10
Jul
2019

新研发凝胶取代眼睛浆液 可减轻视网膜手术副作用

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​由新加坡科技研究局同新加坡国立大学医院联合研发的凝胶,相信是全球首个能有效替代眼球内玻璃体浆液的人工合成材料。它可显著减轻现有疗程的副作用,甚至有助加快康复时间。

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