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Things You Did Not Know (And Should Know) About Viral Infections

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2020 8:31:32 PM / by Jia Hui posted in Wellness

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Close to two decades ago, Singapore successfully combated the SARS virus with a nationwide campaign ‘Singapore’s OK’ which saw public places like hawker centers, washrooms and markets being inspected and sanitized regularly, and receiving a ‘Singapore’s OK’ sticker if they meet the criteria after inspection by the National Environment Agency (NEA). With the emergence of the Wuhan virus that can be spread via human-to-human transmission like SARS, what should you know about viral infections and what are the best practices we should adopt to avoid getting infected?

An infection comprises of five stages

You may be aware that one should minimize contact with others when he is experiencing symptoms, so as to avoid spreading the virus. However, do you know an infection is characterized by five stages, and it is manifesting in the body before the patient realizes it?

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Four Health Benefits of a Clean Air-conditioner

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2020 10:10:32 AM / by Jia Hui posted in Wellness

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In tropical Singapore, close to 99% of households own at least one air-conditioner. Given our purchasing power and the evergreen climate, this high percentage comes as no surprise to us. While most of you may install an air-conditioner with the intention of having a cool night’s sleep, the health benefits of an air-conditioner extend beyond that. If you are among the 1% of households who do not own an air-conditioner, you may be enticed to join the other 99% after reading this article!

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5 Ways a Nurse Aide can Get Your Loved Ones Ready for the Festivities

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2020 12:23:58 PM / by Jia Hui posted in Caring For The Elderly

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When there’s a festive occasion coming up and you have to make the necessary preparations while caring for your loved ones at the same time, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed in such situations. With an extra pair of hands from a certified healthcare professional, your loved ones can be in good hands while you can put your mind to preparing for the festivities.

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Four Tips for Healthy Dining During the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 24, 2019 10:31:08 AM / by Jia Hui posted in Wellness

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Christmas and New Year are two major holidays that most would look forward to, as family and friends gather to catch up and indulge in festive goodies. Although it’s tempting to let go of diet restrictions during such occasions, consuming large quantities of unhealthy food can bring about health consequences. With these festive occasions approaching soon, you’ll find the following tips useful to keep your diet in control! 

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Benefits of Tea Drinking and Best Brewing Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2019 10:54:18 AM / by Wang Yue Qin posted in Wellness

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The medical benefits of tea were discovered 5000 years ago. The tea culture started to develop, eventually becoming a common practice of all Chinese around the world. Let’s check out what benefits drinking tea brings to our bodies!

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4 Ways to Improve the Employee Benefits of Caregivers

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2019 4:30:05 PM / by Jia Hui posted in How-To Guide

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A generous salary is no longer the main draw in employee retention. As responsibilities of employees diversify and evolve, employers are devising unique and attractive benefits to recruit and retain them.

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Understanding Personality

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2019 10:17:44 AM / by Blythe Chong posted in Slice Of Life

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"What's in a name? That which we call a rose

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3 Reasons to Engage a Home Cleaning Service

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2019 9:27:01 AM / by Jia Hui posted in Promotions

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Hiring a part-time home cleaner to give the house a much-needed cleanup every week is not uncommon. For dual-income families who struggle to find time to do housework on weekdays, yet resistant to hire a stay-in maid due to privacy issues, a part-time home cleaner is the best compromise. The rising costs of living spell good news for home cleaning companies. As more families jump on the bandwagon to hire part-time cleaners, more home cleaning companies have emerged in recent years. Given that many people find home cleaning services a satisfactory solution, and home cleaning companies are dime a dozen, what's holding you back from engaging a home cleaning service? Let CaregiverAsia convince you through three reasons!

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Five Ways to Find Fulfillment in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2019 2:58:37 PM / by Blythe Chong posted in How-To Guide

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We have heard stories of breaking point that drove our friends or family members to resign from their jobs. Common themes emerged: People left the jobs over toxic bosses, colleagues or work environment. Also, people left when they were remunerated unfairly. 

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Building Positive Relationship

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2019 10:01:28 AM / by Blythe Chong posted in Slice Of Life

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We are social beings who thrive on healthy relationships. Understanding how to maximize the positive relationships and minimize the negative relationships is one of the keys to living a happy and fulfilling life.

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