September 21, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and InnovationUpclose 

The doctor-patient conversation

“You must feel quite worried.” Duke-NUS student Anthony Li learnt that this innocent question can come with big implications.

September 12, 2017 | EducationUpcloseClinical Care and Innovation 

Sandwiched between compassion and duty

How far does a doctor need to empathise with his patients? Medical student Tan Chin Yee contemplates on this question as he faced his first death in the hospital.

September 07, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and Innovation 

An alternative way to train doctors

From hectic schedules to critical reflections, the blended Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at Duke-NUS allows for an alternative path to induct medical students into clinical practice.

September 06, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationResearch 

Seniors take 'IPPT' to ward off health crises

Experts have developed an IPPT test for the elderly, with stations that measure balance, flexibility and strength. This is to identify those at risk of frailty before falls or other health crises land them in hospital.

September 05, 2017 | Facilities and BuildingsClinical Care and InnovationResearch 

NCCS: Standing tall against cancer

Have you heard of the cancer tsunami? One in three Singaporeans will get cancer in their lifetime, and one in three Singaporeans will die of cancer. Where should we look for hope in changing these trends?

August 28, 2017 | Clinical Care and Innovation 

Making ICU stay a better experience for patients

Several hospitals here have started initiatives to better communicate with patients in the intensive care units and their family members.

August 23, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and InnovationResearch 

NNI-NTU tie-up could benefit brain-injury patients

In the future, patients with neurological conditions such as brain injuries and Parkinson's disease could get faster diagnoses and more precise treatment, due to a collaboration between the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

August 22, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationFacilities and Buildings 

Singapore’s first donor human milk bank launched by KKH & Temasek Foundation Cares

On 17 August 2017, KKH and Temasek Foundation Cares launched Singapore’s first Donor Human Milk Bank programme, which will benefit 900 preterm infants in its first three years. Find out more about what it does, who can donate and how it ensures safety and quality.

August 21, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationHealthcare IT 

SGH crunching data for better patient outcome

The use of big data analytics have resulted in improvements that translate to shorter stays, lower readmission rates and lower costs.

August 16, 2017 | Clinical Care and Innovation 

New laser eye op at SNEC can ease woes of many

More hospitals to offer this treatment for condition affecting 15.5% of population.