Director of NUHCS Prof Tan Huay Cheem shared that it is not always distance that determines which hospital should treat a patient in a critical condition, but the facilities which offer that patient the best chance of survival. Prof Tan noted that NUH is a high-volume, 24/7 heart attack centre supported by a multidisciplinary cardiology team able to treat the highest-risk patient. This is why NUH and NTFGH have been working with SCDF to have all patients in the western part of Singapore sent directly to NUH. Prof Tan assured that there is no need for concern over the extra distance travelled to NUH as care is not compromised but rather enhanced.
Professor Tan Huay Cheem, NUHCS, shared how he stays fit by exercising regularly to keep his weight consistent and practicing good sleeping habits, as part of his new year health plan.
Commentary by Director of NUHCS Prof Tan Huay Cheem highlighted that medical fake news is easily propagated by the Internet and social media, which can lead to detrimental outcomes. There is thus an urgent need to curb the spread of medical fake news, through rigorous research, better patient communication by medical practitioners, enhancing transparency with pharmaceutical companies, and by establishing trusted platforms where the public can access medical facts and information.
When Saiful Iman Saiful Nor Mirza returns home from school at around 1.30pm, he does not have lunch. Instead, the Primary 1 pupil has a snack such as cereal or a sandwich.
Contributed article by Assistant Professor Tan Ker Kan, Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore, to raise awareness on colorectal cancer prevention and the importance of colorectal cancer screening.
陈女士48岁，患有糖尿病12年，育有四名子女。 她是一名小贩中心的熟食档口员工， 长时间在厨房里炎热的环境工作。这些年来，她都定时复诊拿药，但血糖始终控制得不好。
Just as the clock struck midnight on Wednesday (Jan 1) to welcome the new year, a couple were welcoming a new baby into their lives.
Just as the clock struck midnight yesterday to welcome the new year, two people were welcominga new baby into their lives.
三名元旦宝宝争在开年首三秒出生，零时零分零秒的宝宝迟了一周出生，但抢先在2 0 2 0 年报到。
study led by NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health researchers Dr Raymond
Lim and A/Prof Wong Mee Lian investigated 433 patients with pre-diabetes, to
find out whether their daily diet followed the My Healthy Plate recommendations
of the Health Promotion Board (HPB). The study showed that only 57.3 per cent
of the patients followed the recommendations, of which nearly 90 per cent of the
respondents were married. Married individuals were more likely to report
meeting the recommendations compared to those who were single. The in-depth
interviews suggested that this could be due to family influence, particularly
spousal influence, as it was usually the wife in the household who decided on
the groceries to buy and the food to be served during mealtimes.
If you are planning to steer clear of alcohol after the year-end festivities, you are not alone. The Dry January movement is an unofficial challenge, where participants try to go alcohol-free for the whole month of January (31 days) to detox after overindulging during the festive period.
A/Prof Alfred Kow (Senior Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery) contributed a piece on the importance of prehabilitation, and how it can improve the fitness and frailty scoring of elderly patients before surgery.