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Jul - Aug 2017 issue

The latest issue of Singapore Health is out!
Dentistry has gone 3D! Surgeons at the Singapore National Dental Centre are now using highly advanced 3D imaging printing technology to plan and conduct complex jaw surgery. Also find out about stomach cancer - one of the top 10 cancers in Singapore but something many people still don't know much about; why you should not ignore dry eye syndrome; how acupuncture is helping women overcome pain when their eggs are retrieved for IVF; and how making changes such as to the diet and lifestyle can stop borderline diabetes from advancing to the full disease.

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Read about Mdm Teo Gek Hoon and why she is health care’s Everyman in the latest issue of Singapore Health. Also in the May-June 2017 issue are articles about a new hip replacement technique that gets patients up and walking as quickly as the day of surgery, why exercise is important for Parkinson’s disease patients, and why it might be a good idea to get a rabies shot before venturing to exotic places. Read about how cervical cancer is preventable because there’s a vaccine for it, and find out about targeted therapy, which hits cancer where it hurts, taking out the mutations which drive it.

 

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Our cover story is on a breakthrough discovery by SingHealth and the Genome Institute of Singapore which offers hope to halt the dangerous muscle wasting disease that afflicts terminally ill cancer patients. Also in this issue, read about co-testing, which combines the conventional Pap smear and an HPV DNA test to better detect cervical cancer and SGH’s Postnatal Assessment Service for women most at risk of developing urinary incontinence.

Other stories to check out include the quick and painless injection that can replace eye drops for glaucoma; how blue light therapy is used to reset the biological clocks; how physiotherapy can ease lymphoedema; what happens when heart valves give way; and how you can register for hospital admission and check estimated costs online with the new “Admissions Buddy”.

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If you’re diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea, a common sleep disorder, you might be asked to see a cardiologist to test if you have heart disease as well. Also learn about a new hearing aid for people who have hearing loss that is due to malformations or deformities in the outer or middle ear; and the types of repetitive stress injury that housewives often get. There’s more – get expert advice on handling the side effects of chemotherapy; find out more about motor neuron disease – a rare and debilitating disease that affects mobility; and read about a polyclinic that lets patients pick up their medicines anytime, even after the clinic closes.

阻塞性睡眠窒息症患者将可能被转介看心脏专科医生来测试是否有心脏病迹象。此症也可导致青光眼和眼疾。新脉动也温馨提醒接受放射治疗的癌症病患不要忽略口腔问题,以及高血压患者控制好血压的重要性。另外还有读者信箱,课题包括如何申请医疗报告、检验结果正常为何还要看医生和综合诊疗所为何拒绝为女佣进行健康检查。

 

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Find out more about the new drug for heart failure that reduces the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalisation.   Also read about a trial drug that spells hope for people with severe eczema. Other topics of interest include a look at the 24-hour Acute Care Clinic at Alexandra Hospital which is now open; how to preserve your voice well into old age; and ways of making your preschooler’s  world safer.

新心脏药物取得突破性功效给治疗心衰竭患者带来新希望。新药物能使堵塞的血管放松让血液易于流通,进而降低心脏负担增强心脏功能。新药物现已获得卫生科学局批准在新加坡使用。这一期的新脉动也提醒年长者积极做预防以减少摔跤风险,以及眼科中心针对40岁以上的人士5大常见眼疾做的简介。

 

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In the July-August edition of Singapore Health, read about how the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town council, People’s Association and Singapore General Hospital’s doctors joined hands to design a plan that included fitness stations and an exercise programme to build up fitness among the elderly living there. Also find out about a project to map out a complete human genome sequence for each of Singapore’s three major races to capture the diversity of the local population; how SGH’s patients can collect their medications from Watson’s or Unity; a pacemaker for the brain to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease; what happens when a brain aneurysm erupts; and which foods are good and which are bad for teeth.


为了鼓励年长者多运动,碧山-大巴窑市镇理事会与人民协会和中央医院联手,在市镇里三至四座组屋范围内增添新的户外健身站,并聘请健身培训员来教导居民如何使用器材和健身,以帮助他们强身健体远离疾病。这一期的新脉动也讨论病人是整个医药教育及训练体系学院的一部分,因此医生与病人之间互相养成尊重及同理心可帮助推动医学教育和了解如何善加利用音乐的节奏让帕金森病患者动起来。

其他综合知识包括康复之路计划确保每个中风病人都能获得同等高标准的治疗和康复护理和专家解答有关牙齿护理的一些常见的问题,疝气以及儿童眼部的护理。

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In this year’s Singapore Health Special Nursing Edition, read about nurses who provide care and support to patients and caregivers across different care settings – from Patient Navigators and Transitional Home Care nurses who ensure patients are well-supported in the community after their discharge to Advanced Practice Nurses who run clinics independently. Also find out how nurses go the extra mile to set up patient support groups and offer medical care to disaster-hit areas. Read these inspiring stories and more in the 2016 Special Nursing Edition.

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More young people who are non-drinkers and not obese are getting fatty liver disease? Find out what researchers have discovered about this in the latest issue of Singapore Health. Also, read about a two-drug therapy for peripheral t-cell lymphoma that recurs after conventional treatment. Other stories in this issue include why the common cold or flu can be deadly for those over age 60; how to protect your heart when young to reduce problems later; how a physiotherapist stationed at SGH’s Emergency Department is helping some patients get treatment faster; and devices that can help those with vision and other problems do tasks at home easily.

这期将让大家认识非酒精性脂肪肝病,为何不胖、不喝酒、无糖尿病的年轻人也有可能患上此疾病。非酒精性脂肪肝病将会在未来的10到15年内取代乙型和丙型肝炎成为世界头号肝癌的主要成因。

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Read about how the 30-member multidisciplinary team at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre combines their specialist skills to offer patients comprehensive care, before and after surgery. Find out how a new tool, SLICER, developed by doctors from the Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre Singapore, helps them predict if and when liver cancer will recur after surgery. And check out our articles on colic, cancer myths, how personal hygiene can keep UTIs away, and what most upsets a medical social worker working with HIV patients.

这期将让大家认识新成立的头颈外科中心给予头颈癌病人更理想的疗效和照顾。该中心将相关疗程的流程结合起来,让不同学科的医护人员包括外科医生、治疗和营养师以及其他医护人员,以新的合作模式,为病人提供更集中、完善和个性化的医疗服务。其他综合知识包括保健基金援助不限于低收入人士,认识肝炎有几种以及了解医疗机构的流程如由初级医生看诊、医院内禁止拍照和预计会诊时间会多久。

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More women are opting to undergo a Caesarean section but an SGH study shows that the procedure raises the risk of the woman losing her womb during delivery. The operation, although generally safe, leaves behind scarring which can lead to the placenta behaving abnormally during subsequent pregnancies. Read the full story in the latest issue of Singapore Health, available now around SGH Campus and on SingHealth institution’s websites. Also find out about Sengkang Health’s relationship-based healthcare, the cancer bus plying the streets to educate the public, how to keep your feet in top condition, if you are exercising correctly, why you might have blood in the urine, and if common herbs might interact with blood thinners.

这期将让大家了解除非在特殊医疗情况所需下,选择剖腹产可引起后继妊娠并发症风险,包括严重出血,植入性胎盘甚至失去子宫。其他综合知识包括假发库为无数癌症病人带来笑容并重获信心以及医生解答健康问题如胃酸倒流、高血压药的副作用和是否可停服糖尿病药物。

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When Mdm Mary Teo was discharged from SGH, a medical team from the hospital’s Transitional Home Care service continued to give her the attention she needed to recover well at home. Read about the experience of Mdm Teo and her carers in the latest November-December edition of Singapore Health, out now around SGH Campus and on SingHealth institution’s websites. Also read about why healthy people should not fear donating their kidneys; anal itch and what is to be done if you have the condition; the types of stents doctors use to ease blockages in heart arteries; what to do to improve the chance of conception; and how a team of professionals have set up a centre to help children with low vision.

这期将让大家从张玛莉女士的个案了解居家护理所带来的益处,解开对建国一代配套的误解,以及看看老年常见疾病有哪些好让您为健康及早付诸于行动。当让也少不了专家医药解答专栏。

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Do you think you are too young to get dementia? Read our cover story on the rising incidence of young onset dementia, which can affect people between 45 to 65 years old and sometimes even those in their late 30s. More aggressive than dementia in the old, some cases can be treated and cured if caught early. Also, find out about the different options available to women who undergo a partial or full breast removal for breast cancer, including a new technique called oncoplastic surgery. Other stories include a trial treatment to help prevent high-risk multiple myeloma from relapsing; the four stages of gum disease and how to nip the problem in the bud; and what SGH emergency medicine doctors are doing for the Indonesian city of Makassar.

年轻人也会患上失智症。虽然发病年龄一般是介于45至65岁之间,病例当中也有30多岁的患者。年轻患者如果能及早取得诊断,有些症状还是可以治疗,甚至治愈的。其他新闻包括喘息看护服务能暂时照料年长者,让看护者得以休息、皮肤老化如果不及时治疗便会出现各种干性皮肤问题、认识骨质疏松症以及了解医院为何无法立刻安排疗养院的床位和综合诊疗所转介的程序。

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This year, we celebrate 130 years of nursing practice in Singapore. Over the years, the role of a nurse has expanded and evolved.

Today, SingHealth nurses not only provide care and comfort. They also excel in the fields of education, research and informatics. As the needs of patients and caregivers change and become increasingly complex, they continually adapt and innovate to provide the best outcomes and experience.

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Diabetes patients now have all their needs attended to at a new centre. The Diabetes and Metabolism Centre or DMC at SGH Campus offers integrated, comprehensive care for the condition, including vascular, ophthalmology and podiatry services. Find out more about the DMC in the latest issue of Singapore Health. Also in the July-August issue are articles about an experimental treatment for depression; how a lower dose of a palliative drug for kidney cancer that has spread is just as effective as the higher dose; and how no one is too old for braces as long as they have healthy gums and teeth.

要好好的管理糖尿病病情,患者往往需要不同的专业护理和知识。崭新的糖尿病科中心在今年5月开始投入服务为糖尿病患者提供综合性和全面的护理,包括血管和眼科医生,足部治疗师以及专科护士。其他新闻包括中央医院康复中心已搬迁,不要忽视小中风,即使年长后也不可忽视眼部护理的重要性,专家解答有关耳鸣和激光矫视手术以及了解如何更新社保援助卡和可前往何处捐血。

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Find out how immunotherapy has been gaining ground in recent years and emerging as a possible new cancer treatment. Also in this issue, read about the doctor who failed his final obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) exams at the University of Cambridge twice, but went on to set up Singapore General Hospital’s O&G department; the length a pioneer Medical Social Worker went in the early days to help patients; and a new molecular test kit that can better diagnose a type of kidney cancer and so help doctors select the best treatment for patients. In addition delve into articles on brain tumours, the hard-to-spot-early gallbladder cancer and how the eye is providing doctors with clues to the health of the heart, brain and kidneys.

在不久的将来,免疫疗法也会加入五大治疗法一起对抗癌症。目前还处于临床试验阶段,这个疗法所呈现出的表现和临床反应令人鼓舞。最新一期的新脉动新闻包括认识戒烟所带来的健康效益,了解更年期女性为何更易患上心脏病和痔疮的成因和治疗方法,以及 终身健保年底落实后人们是否还需购买综合健保双全。专家解答健康问题包括如何预防三手烟、眼睛内出现闪烁光线和严重腰痛问题。 

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Children as young as 11 are learning CPR and to use an AED as part of a simplified A&E programme aimed at schools and the wider community to encourage more people to pick up life-saving skills. Read about the DARE programme where kids and adults learn to perform CPR at the prompting of a 995 medical dispatcher in the March-April 2015 issue of Singapore Health, now available on SingHealth websites. Also find out why even though cervical cancer is rare, it is still a good idea to get vaccinated against HPV, the ABCs of clinical trials, a genetic test for a blindness-causing corneal disease which lets doctors predict who may get it, how fast it will progress and how severe it will be. Also, find out about what is being billed as the next big thing in radiation – a therapy that destroys cancer cells but spares the surrounding healthy ones.

为了鼓励更多人去学习救生技能,学校和社区都推出了简易的急救培训课程,向从11岁起的各年龄人士传授心肺复苏治疗的技巧,以及如何正确的使用自动心脏除颤器。最新一期的新脉动介绍公众如何一边拨打995一边听从民防接线员一步步的指示展开急救。其他新闻包括药物服用不当会有产生不良后果的风险;女士们不必再默默忍受尿失禁的问题;买对旅游险,出行更心安以及了解为何病患每次入院都必须为同一名看护者重新登记和牙龈治疗费用可寻求资助。

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You can now use your mobile phone to reschedule medical appointments in SingHealth institutions, following a major revamp of the group’s appointment system. Find out more about this in the latest issue of Singapore Health, out now. Also in this issue, learn how the health care system is being structured to revolve around patients and how patient navigators are helping them receive appropriate care. In the first of our year-long PIONEERS series, we showcase the contributions of healthcare pioneers, Emeritus Consultant, Dr Kwa Soon Bee, and occupational therapist, Mr Ho Meng Jang; and in NEW FRONTIERS, a new column focusing on medical research and education, we explain why SGH’s speech therapists decided to develop their own aphasia test. You may also be interested to find out how an injection can replace eyedrops in glaucoma treatment, and the connection between gums and heart medication.

通过新保集团电子预约系统,您可利用智能手机随时更改您的专科门诊预约时间和日期。其他新闻包括抑郁症和失智症的因果关系、新加坡中央医院无创通气诊所协助有呼吸系统问题的患者改善呼吸和睡眠情况、慢性肾病的意识以及了解胸痛的人士应前往急症部求医和为何一些住院病人的访客超额。

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Long-term kidney failure can lead to overactive parathyroid glands and a host of other complications. To address this problem, surgery is often needed. A bit of the gland tissue also had to be re-implanted in the shoulder to restore its function. But a new technique that injects finely minced parathyroid gland tissue into the arm is now the standard practice at SGH. Find out about the new procedure and why it’s preferred in the Sep-Oct issue of Singapore Health, now available on SingHealth websites. Also in the issue: more infants are seeing the dentist; a study shows that a pregnant woman’s mood affects the development of the foetus; the right posture, equipment and attire can help avid cyclists enjoy their sport more comfortably.

长期肾衰歇可导致甲状旁腺过度活跃和一系列的并发症。在切除过度活跃的甲状旁腺后,患者必须将一小部分的甲状旁腺重新植入手臂肌肉里,以恢复其功能。新加坡中央医院已推出一项新疗法,将细细剁碎的腺体组织与溶液混合注射在上臂。这注射方式是目前标准的疗法。要多了解这新疗法,请阅读最新一期的新脉动。其他华文版新闻包括居家护理,预防乳癌意识,注射疫苗可免受肝炎病毒感染以及专家解答有关儿童近视,女性抑郁症以及如何预防哮喘病预防哮喘病随时发作问题。

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Long-term kidney failure can lead to overactive parathyroid glands and a host of other complications. To address this problem, surgery is often needed. A bit of the gland tissue also had to be re-implanted in the shoulder to restore its function. But a new technique that injects finely minced parathyroid gland tissue into the arm is now the standard practice at SGH. Find out about the new procedure and why it’s preferred in the Sep-Oct issue of Singapore Health, now available on SingHealth websites. Also in the issue: more infants are seeing the dentist; a study shows that a pregnant woman’s mood affects the development of the foetus; the right posture, equipment and attire can help avid cyclists enjoy their sport more comfortably.

长期肾衰歇可导致甲状旁腺过度活跃和一系列的并发症。在切除过度活跃的甲状旁腺后,患者必须将一小部分的甲状旁腺重新植入手臂肌肉里,以恢复其功能。新加坡中央医院已推出一项新疗法,将细细剁碎的腺体组织与溶液混合注射在上臂。这注射方式是目前标准的疗法。要多了解这新疗法,请阅读最新一期的新脉动。其他华文版新闻包括居家护理,预防乳癌意识,注射疫苗可免受肝炎病毒感染以及专家解答有关儿童近视,女性抑郁症以及如何预防哮喘病预防哮喘病随时发作问题。

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At accident sites, paramedics may not be able to administer pain relief easily because of the weight and size of the gas cylinders. But that will soon change as the Singapore General Hospital and the Singapore Civil Defence Force try out two portable pain killers. Find out the details in the July-August issue of Singapore Health, now available on SingHealth websites. Also in that issue: another polyclinic offers physiotherapy services, cancer patients who lost their hair following chemotherapy can check out wigs at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, and a new shuttle service at SGH Campus for wheelchair users.

在意外现场,救护人员往往因笑气储罐体积大和重而无法为伤者减轻疼痛。新加坡中央医院和新加坡民防部队联手进行一项研究,以试用两种便于携带的急性止痛药,这将能为伤者及早止痛。其他内容包括:认识自体免疫疾病、介绍各个互助小组为病人和其家人提供药物无法寄予的帮助如倾听的耳朵和在有需要时可靠着哭泣的肩膀,以及为照顾不能辨认家人或记住日常活动的痴呆症患者的照护者开设的课程,多了解痴呆症对病人的影响和如何应对病人的异常行为问题。当然,这一期也少不了有关医疗机构的服务流程如为何最终结帐单与估计账单的差异那么大和为什么必须看医生才可以配药。

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SingHealth nurses now don’t just care and comfort patients but take on expanded roles in clinical practice, education, research and informatics. As integral members of the healthcare team, they are critical thinkers who influence nursing practice and improve patient care with their expertise and experience.

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At accident sites, paramedics may not be able to administer pain relief easily because of the weight and size of the gas cylinders. But that will soon change as the Singapore General Hospital and the Singapore Civil Defence Force try out two portable pain killers. Find out the details in the July-August issue of Singapore Health, now available on SingHealth websites. Also in that issue: another polyclinic offers physiotherapy services, cancer patients who lost their hair following chemotherapy can check out wigs at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, and a new shuttle service at SGH Campus for wheelchair users.

在意外现场,救护人员往往因笑气储罐体积大和重而无法为伤者减轻疼痛。新加坡中央医院和新加坡民防部队联手进行一项研究,以试用两种便于携带的急性止痛药,这将能为伤者及早止痛。其他内容包括:认识自体免疫疾病、介绍各个互助小组为病人和其家人提供药物无法寄予的帮助如倾听的耳朵和在有需要时可靠着哭泣的肩膀,以及为照顾不能辨认家人或记住日常活动的痴呆症患者的照护者开设的课程,多了解痴呆症对病人的影响和如何应对病人的异常行为问题。当然,这一期也少不了有关医疗机构的服务流程如为何最终结帐单与估计账单的差异那么大和为什么必须看医生才可以配药。

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A new procedure that rids the body of high levels of antibodies now makes high-risk kidney transplants at Singapore General Hospital possible. Read about the treatment and a pair of siblings’ experience in the May-June 2014 issue of Singapore Health, now available on SingHealth websites. Also in the latest issue are stories about why fewer kids are sedated before undergoing MRI scans at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and about the professorships and a research and education fund that have been named after three giants of local medicine, as well as four model healthcare professionals and their exemplary service to their patients.

新疗法让高风险的肾脏移植手术能顺利进行。这期封面特写让您认识血浆置换疗法能去处体内的抗体帮助一些肾衰歇病人在不相容的活体捐献中找到合适的配对和一对姐弟的亲身体验。其他内容包括如何应付终身性的疾病 - 糖尿病以及在翻新工程时以年长者为出发点,透过新颖设计建造方便易用的乐龄设施。这一期也少不了专家解答医药疑问如眼睛疲劳和卵巢癌的测试。

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Our cover story is on how NHCS researchers have discovered a potential cure for a type of heart disease that can cause sudden death in healthy young people. Find out why malnutrition in elderly cancer patients affects the outcome of their treatment and learn how to build resilience in your children. Also, read about a new SGH minimally invasive alternative to surgery for people suffering from tendinitis, how marathon newbies can prepare for a run, and why aging can bring on various skin conditions.

身强体壮的年轻人也能因心律疾病而猝死。这期封面特写是有关新加坡国家心脏中心研究人员成功研发帮助减低心律异常患着病发风险。其他内容包括:了解除了年幼孩童,成人和青少年也可能感染手足口症和公共卫生第一号敌人——骨痛热症。当然,这一期也少不了专家解答医药疑问如高血压和心肌缺血患者在饮食方面应该要注意些什么和如何祛除宝宝的胎记,以及有关医疗机构的服务流程如医院提供的膳食必须符合病人的医疗需要与营养要求。

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Singapore Health Jan/Feb 2014
Technology is increasingly playing a role in helping people deal with their ailments, and in the latest issue of Singapore Health, the spotlight is trained on some medical devices that are changing the lives of patients. A palm-sized device that delivers insulin accurately round the clock is helping diabetics manage their hard-to-control glucose levels. Another device is a stimulator that is implanted in the spine of people who have run out of options to deal with their chronic pain. Other stories in the issue include a study that looked into the link between nutrition and recovery in elderly patients, and a discovery of a new antibiotic from mangosteens.

科技的进步使医疗设备在协助人们应对他们的疾病逐渐扮演重要角色。这期封面特写是介绍一个手掌大小的设备能够在何时候连续输出适量的胰岛素,让患者能更有效地控制糖尿病病情。 其他内容包括:认识健康的口腔能降低罹患慢性疾病甚至癌症的风险和最新人工晶状植体在去除白内障同时也能“矫正”其他眼疾。当然,这一期也少不了专家解答医药疑问如频密往返外地是否会促使高血压恶化、脚后跟疼痛和湿疹问题,以及有关医疗机构的服务流程。

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Singapore Health Nov/Dec 2013
Find out how an improved way of wearing anti-embolism stockings has encouraged more heart patients to wear them to prevent complications after surgery. Read about how a new structured programme ensures that stroke patients at SGH’s rehab ward in Bright Vision Hospital are assessed comprehensively and given the most appropriate type of care; about how women who have never smoked are getting lung cancer; and about alternative practices like nasal irrigation.

Also in this issue is our annual four-page Malay language special, which includes stories about how a man relies on machines to help him breathe after years of heavy smoking damaged his lungs, and how to spot the early signs of age-related macular degeneration, a condition that can cause blindness.

这期封面特写是教刚动完心脏绕道手术的病人,如何利用普通的塑料袋就能轻易的穿上抗栓塞长袜,以促进血液流通,有助于避免手术后引发严重的并发症。

其他内容包括:如何应对胃肠炎,随着科技方面和技术水平的提高使越来越多人选择植牙以替代补缺牙齿和了解慈怀护理提供给晚期病人及家属多方面的协助,还包含精神上和亲情上的支援。当然,这一期也少不了专家解答医药疑问以及有关医疗机构的服务流程。

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Singapore Health Sep/Oct 2013
Linda Ng’s fibroids weighed nearly half a kilo when they were removed by surgery in May. The relatively large size of Mdm Ng’s fibroid would normally limit her surgical choices to an open procedure, but the computer-enhanced technology of a robotics-assisted surgical system allowed her surgeon to use keyhole surgery to remove her growths. Read about the procedure in the latest issue of Singapore Health. You can also learn about the link between depression and dementia, a new smaller, lighter third-generation heart pump, and how surgical instruments are cleaned and sterilized.

这期封面特写将向你介绍最新微创手术副手操控机器人,看看它如何巧妙地处理近半公斤的子宫肌瘤。其他内容包括:认识牙周病,如何协助饮食失调症患者克服对食物的恐惧,林惠综于您分享他得到心脏瓣膜移植后晋升为人父的喜悦。当然,这一期也少不了专家解答医药疑问以及有关医疗机构的服务流程。 丰富保健咨询,丰富你的生活。

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Singapore Health Jul/Aug 2013
Read about why more young women are getting tongue cancer even though they do not have the known risk factors of the disease. Find out about labyrinthitis, a rare but traumatic side effect of the common cold, how cold therapy can save the lives of cardiac patients, and why it may not be bad idea to be a guinea pig. Also, be reminded that contact lenses are medical devices not cosmetic products. In addition, to celebrate Nurses Day in August, we have a four-page supplement , which gives a clearer perspective of the profession and dispels some myths about it.

这期将带你探讨诱使越来越多年轻女性患舌癌的原因和如何预防舌癌。新加坡研究人员发现新型致命癌,想知道吗?其他内容也包括:哮喘病 – 用药物控制病情就够了吗?骨骼疏松症不只是更年期女性的专利,也会影响男性和年轻人,是真的吗?当然,这一期也少不了专家解答医药疑问。 

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Singapore Health May/Jun 2013
It’s easier to read and understand. It has information that is presented in attractive, bite-sized nuggets. You told us you wanted a Singapore Health that is easier on the eye -- and we heard you! Singapore Health now comes with these features but is still filled with features and information to help you live a healthy lifestyle.

In this issue, read about how a new procedure at SGH can help delay the onset of menopause in women who have to undergo cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The procedure will also give them a chance of conceiving. In 80 to 100 per cent of women who go through cancer treatments, early menopause and ovarian failure occurred as a result. Also, read about how rehabilitation helps patients who have had heart surgery get back on track, whether fish is always good for you, and what to pack in your travel medical kit.

新脉动换新面貌了!
内容更具有吸引力,更容易阅读和理解。这期的主要新闻有:新加坡中央医院推出“先冷冻,后移植”的崭新卵巢移植技术,让乳腺癌患者恢复生育能力,其他新闻也包括:月经周期给许多女性及其伴侣带来痛苦和问题,以及改变生活方式降低二次心脏病发病风险等。在这新的一期,我们也将向大家解说医疗保健常见的误区,让大家更深入地了解政府设立的的各层保健安全网的好处以及专家解答医药疑问。

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Singapore Health Mar/Apr 2013
Read about a new robotic surgery for thyroid cancer which leaves only a minimal scar behind the ear. Learn about a new radioactive treatment, the first in the region, which offers hope for even late-stage neuroendocrine patients. Find out, a decade after SARS, the lessons learnt and the changes SGH has put into place. Also, discover how doctors are studying a heart disease that causes sudden death by growing heart cells from skin cells in a lab, and why children with the condition known as “lazy eye” should see a doctor before they are seven years old.

最新一期的新脉动已经出版了。
阅读甲状腺机器人辅助手术让医生在切除肿瘤时,也能把疤痕隐藏起来。认识一种全新放射性疗法有助摧毁神经内分泌癌,一种鲜为人知的罕见疾病。其他新闻包括探讨老年人跌倒倾向的原因、视频光碟帮助有吞咽或发音困难的患者自行练习,加快康复、说明几项有关医疗保健的误解以更深入了解政府设立的的各层保健安全网和专家为您解答一些医药疑问。

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Singapore Health Jan/Feb 2013
Mr Shawn Huang who became the first person in Singapore to undergo a transplant replacing both the pancreas and kidneys last October. Read about the landmark surgery, performed by a joint National University Hospital- Singapore General Hospital medical team, and what it means for type 1 diabetes sufferers, who are usually younger people, in the Jan-Feb 2013 issue of Singapore Health, available online now. Also learn about how a new 3D program developed by the National Neuroscience Institute is making it easier to diagnose patients for dementia, the age-friendly features at the new heart centre, a study that rewards overweight participants for dropping the kilos, and the treatments available for excessive sweating of the palms and hair-pulling.

最新一期的新脉动已经出版了。
黄乐文在14岁那年就被诊断患有第一型糖尿病。去年十月,29岁的他成为了本地史无前例肾脏和胰脏双器官同移植的受益者,从此免受糖尿病之苦。其他新闻包括本地研发类似电脑游戏能探测早期痴呆症、新式的微创手术能改善血液反流、注意节日期间暴饮暴食会损害牙齿、医院解释就诊预约为何反复更改、了解几项有关医疗保健的误解和专家为您解答医药疑问。

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Singapore Health Nov/Dec 2012
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.

叶亚进先生因服用华法林不当,差一点失去他的手臂。自从药剂师加入治疗过程后,病人对华法林及其安全事项有着更好的了解。认识药剂师如何协助服用华法林的病人,从而提升总体护理素质。其他新闻包括本地一项研究推进了脑肿瘤的疗法、另一项研究发现男性也会受到生理钟左右、如何帮助中风患者减少对其看护着的依赖、为亲人留下一分遗嘱能避免争议和了解为何病人需亲身在场挂号及已逝病人屡接短信提醒。

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Singapore Health Sep/Oct 2012

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.

认识新疗法如何帮助对利尿剂产生抵抗性的心力衰竭病人排除多余体液和新改良的微创手术帮助患者疏通血管免除截肢的痛苦。其他新闻包括及早发现和诊治青光眼可以预防失明,湿疹发病的原因,健康保险计划的种类以及为何须到综合诊疗所接受后续治疗。

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Singapore Health Jul/Aug 2012
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.

华文版的新闻包括减肥手术有效逆转糖尿病和其他并发症,用自身血液制成润眼液能缓解干眼症,皮肤科医生对抗皱和美白产品的见解和了解健康保险计划所涵盖的范围及须注意的时限。

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Singapore Health May/Jun 2012
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. 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 Mar/Apr 2012
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.

华文版的新闻包括一项新的机器人辅助手术助阻塞性睡眠呼吸暂停患者获得安眠,由家庭医生照顾慢性疾病患者以减轻医药负担的初步方案,了解适量摄取维生素和矿物质才是保健的关键、住院支付能力调查、为何药物不可退还和饮食与癌症的关系。

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Singapore Health Jan/Feb 2012
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. Find out about these and more in the latest issue of Singapore Health.

华文版的新闻包括新课程如何让糖尿病患者重新掌控生活,接种流感疫苗能够挽救生命,及早进行治疗可以提高中风患者的生存率,了解女性尿道感染的导因和疗法、脱发的问题和为何结单后仍会收到催缴提醒。

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Singapore Health Nov/Dec 2011
We are TWO! The latest issue of Singapore Health Nov/Dec11 is out! We ask experts: Can the dreaded disease, cancer, be managed like a chronic disease? Also, find out what a happy patient has to say about her spine surgery, why calcium is very important for some people, and why not all dental emergencies should be seen at hospital A&Es. We also have a four-page Malay special. Read about total knee replacement, new procedure in vision correction, tattoos removal and how to store medication properly.

华文版的新闻包括癌症是否能像类似长期的慢性疾病一样被管理?微创脊椎手术如何让患者重获新生,了解控制血压不能单靠药物,良好卫生习惯可对抗超级病菌和爱美也得注意安全。

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Singapore Health Sep/Oct 2011
The size of a tumour is not the only reason liver cancer can recur even after successful surgery. Find out more in the latest issue of Singapore Health, now out. Also, read about a new anti-blood clotting drug that is an alternative to the widely-used warfarin; what’s left behind when you erase tattoos; and how 10 minutes of exercise can kick-start your day.

华文版的新闻包括肿瘤大小并非最重要,预防心房颤动患者中风的新药物,预防和适应干眼症,了解咳嗽久久不愈可能不是流感以及为何急诊室不能够在提供治疗前先联络病人的家属.

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Singapore Health Jul/Aug 2011
Cherie Lim’s heart stopped for 45 minutes despite emergency measures to revive her from acute heart failure. Today, she is a normal healthy student, preparing for her ‘O’ Levels. Find out how Cherie returned from the dead in the latest issue of Singapore Health. Also, read about a new procedure for prostate cancer that doesn’t leave men feeling less a man, how gaming technology is used in rehabilitation, and who is turning up at A&E with heat disorders.

林宝惠因急性心脏衰竭入院。尽管医护人员进行紧急抢救,她的心脏仍停止跳动长达45分钟。如今,她就像其他正常健康的学生准备参加O水准考试。阅读新一期的新脉动了解林宝惠如何在死亡关口捡回一条命。其他华文版的新闻包括新的非侵入性前列腺癌疗法让患者不失男性尊严,如何预防孩子服用过量药物和为何验血之前须禁食。

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Singapore Health May/Jun 2011
A knee replacement that makes use of computer technology to give a better fit, a more effective alternative to daily eye drops for glaucoma patients, and a health screening programme that involves the whole family are among the new services available at SingHealth hospitals. Find out about them in the June-July issue of Singapore Health, out now. Other stories include a programme that teaches parents how to manage difficult kids, how you can play a part in the global race to beat superbugs, and ways to make meals more palatable for patients who have difficulty swallowing.

华文版的新闻包括治疗血管阻塞最有效的方法,静脉曲张的最新无痛疗法和给如何避免年长者跌倒的小贴士.

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Singapore Health Mar/Apr 2011
We honour our patients, caregivers and staff in this issue of Singapore Health: read our winners’ stories and why they were chosen for the inaugural SingHealth Inspirational Patient and Caregiver Award, and the inaugural Singapore Health Quality Service Award.

Also in this issue, find out about a new SGH transplant service that makes kidney transplants of donor-recipient pairs whose blood groups don't match possible, how you can help tissue banks advance cancer research, and how diabetics manage their pregnancies.

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Singapore Health Jan/Feb 2011
Did you know there's a new procedure to treat myopia that is faster and less painful than LASIK? Find out about ReLEx, which may even be able to treat your presbyopia later in life, in the latest issue of Singapore Health. Also read about how acupuncture may help couples who have trouble conceiving, as well as the role of aspirin in preventing some cancers from striking again.

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Singapore Health Nov/Dec 2010
Singapore Health is a year old, and to celebrate our birthday, we have a special four-page Malay section. In this issue, also read about new surgical methods to treat thyroid-related illnesses and ankle pain. If you're about to embark on a holiday that's off the beaten track, this issue is for you with tips on extreme travels and how to prepare for such adventures. Also, people watching their weight or trying to manage diabetes should mind the glycemic index of foods, not just calories and the amount of fat in foods.

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Singapore Health Sep/Oct 2010
Five to six per cent, or 2,000 children of every preschool cohort have some sort of developmental impediment that affects their learning ability. But a new programme is turning out kids who start school with the confidence to cope with the curriculum. Breastfeeding may be best for babies but getting a newborn to latch on to his mother’s breast within the first hour of birth is equally important. These and more in the latest issue of Singapore Health!

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Singapore Health Jul/Aug 2010
One day, not too far into the future, a full body checkup will involve just taking a picture of the eyes. Meanwhile, some liver cancer patients no longer need to undergo open surgery to have their tumours removed. And as SingHealth Transplant Awareness Week approaches, we share the experiences and thoughts of those whose lives have changed – for the better – as a result of transplants. Read these and other stories in the latest issue of Singapore Health.

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Singapore Health May/Jun 2010
Did you know that nearly all cases of cervical cancer are linked to 15 out of more than 100 strains of the human papillomavirus or HPV? The odds of being struck by lightning may be small, but what happens when a person gets hit – and survives? What do you do when you are in Austria and your girlfriend in Singapore says she wants to kill herself?

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Singapore Health Mar/Apr 2010
Discover how robot-assisted surgery helps colorectal cancer patients recover faster, know the complications if wounds are not dressed properly, understand the need to keep your waistline in check before it compromises your health and don't let glaucoma steal your eyesight.

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Singapore Health Jan/Feb 2010
Find out if you carry cancer-causing genes by taking a simple test, know that incontinence can be treated so don't suffer in silence, ditch the bifocals with corneal transplant for presbyopia "老花眼" sufferers and beware as dementia is affecting younger people.

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Singapore Health Nov/Dec 2009
The inaugural issue of Singapore Health, SingHealth and SGH's bimonthly newspaper aimed at providing readers with an understanding of SingHealth institutions' service offerings and information on how to navigate the healthcare processes as in-patients and out-patients.

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