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A Sneak Peek into Pregnancy: A Journey Like No Other

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2017 5:21:58 PM / by Dawn Foo posted in All About Pregnancy

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They say no two pregnancies are the same. I could not agree more.

I never really paid much attention to pregnant women before – perhaps because it was more of a mystery to me since some women seem to handle it really well while others have it really rough. Or it could have been because I had no real need to understand what they go through… up until now... Well, it’s been more than four months into my journey and I have a newfound and heartfelt respect for every woman who has ever been pregnant!

Preparing for pregnancy is a highly personalized journey that involves navigating a labyrinth of information and perceptions (from old wive’s tales to modern myths) before making some key decisions. Well, I’ve penned my perspective of being pregnant here and I hope this will offer some useful information to mommies out there.

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What Type of Confinement Month Mommy Are You? We Analyse the Options!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2017 11:51:46 AM / by Wan Ling Yeo posted in All About Pregnancy

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"Oh wow! Congratulations! You are expecting!"

These sweet words are the start of a nine-month flurry of activities, from setting up baby’s new room, telling the family the good news, deciding on the baby shower, finding out how to eat well during pregnancy, if you should sign up to baby Mozart classes, and perhaps even pregnancy yoga, breathing classes, reading books about parenting, and names, what name should you be calling baby, oh, wait, you don’t even know the baby’s gender yet. And what about the delivery? Where should you deliver, in a traditional hospital, or how about an all natural water birth, should you stick to your current gynae? So many things to do and so little time!

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4 Advantages of Working as a Locum Doctor

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2017 6:31:58 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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The advantages of working as a locum doctor can’t be denied. Quite a number of General Practitioners (GP) are now choosing to work as locum rather than remaining a partner or staying in a salaried role.

Locum practice is an excellent alternative to a permanent position. It can also serve as a source of additional income if you take on part time locum shifts. As a locum GP, you will cover manpower shortage when demands for doctors are high. There are also opportunities for long-term work such as a maternity leave cover.

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What Makes a Good Locum Doctor? 6 Must-Have Qualities

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 5:35:47 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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There’s no question as to the attractiveness of a locum practice. But what qualities must a good locum general practitioner (GP) possess to succeed in the field? What makes a good locum doctor? According to Prof. David Haslam, chairman of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, GPs need to be able to “shut up, listen, care, and know something”. Those may be desirable traits, but defining a good locum doctor is a formidable task.

A study done by Mayo Clinic where they surveyed patients from 14 medical specialists reveals seven desirable traits of a good doctor. Soliant Health – a healthcare staffing giant in the USA – collated and aggregated rankings of the top 10 quality of highly effective doctors. The most common characteristic of a good locum doctor seems to be the ability to confront all causes of pain and suffering while inspiring total confidence in patients. Yes, that’s some heavy burden. Fortunately, skills can be cultivated.

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5 Reasons Why Males Should Be Nurses Too | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2017 7:19:08 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Men Series

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When someone mentions that males should be nurses as well, you might be a little skeptical. After all, you’d probably scoff at the bizarre sight of a strong man gently comforting patients in the ward. But don’t be mistaken, as male nurses are actively sought after by careseekers from various health facilities, including from CaregiverAsia itself.

So why should you, as a guy, consider being a nurse in the first place? Well, there are a variety of great reasons to don the uniform. Here are five such reasons to win you over if you’re on the fence on signing up.

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Caregiver Confidentials: Myths Of Chiropractic Care

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2017 10:33:21 AM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Caregiver Confidentials

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Do you dread at the thought of visiting a chiropractor, or are you skeptical at the therapies they offer? Don't worry, we've interviewed Dr. Marc from Wellness of Life Chiropractic and cleared up any myths of chiropractic care that you might have in your thoughts!

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5 Ways to Let Exercise Empower Your Work Life

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 3:32:03 PM / by Geng Ning posted in Wellness

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To all the busy executives out there, exercise may seem like another challenge on your list. In fact, it’s nothing like that at all and will instead prove to be your friend, through rain or shine. You're wondering how you can fit exercising in your schedule and reap the rewards? Here are five good exercises for busy executives to empower your work life.

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5 Things to Know About a Chiropractor

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 12:25:53 PM / by Darren Tan posted in Men Series

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What are Chiropractors and what do they do? We have all seen the videos online and heard from friends and or family members visiting Chiropractors. All we understand from watching the videos and hearing the stories is that these Chiropractors twist and turn your body resulting in loud cracks and pops. Here is your chance to understand more about Chiropractors and the doctors who practice it.

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Understanding Tort of Negligence as a Medical Professional Freelancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 4:34:18 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

Any medical professional in the world will always be acutely aware of the possibility of a law suit being pursued against them if they are ever accused of being negligent to a patient, client or another colleague in some way. When you work as an employee, the chances are that you will receive refresher training on this exact subject on a relatively regular basis. However, when you work as a freelance medical professional, the onus will be upon you to ensure you are fully up-to-speed on the laws concerning the tort of negligence; this is precisely where this article aims to be of assistance.

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Hypnotherapy: An Alternative Therapy to Help with Depression

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2017 1:38:04 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Testimonials

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Hypnotherapy may be an unknown territory for many. For John (not his real name), this therapy that involves a form of hypnosis technique has helped him control his emotions, namely anger and pride, and brought him out of the darkness.

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