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Vitamin D Deficiency : What You Should Know

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2021 6:59:48 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Positive Reinforcements, Vitamin-D, Causes of Vitamin-D Deficiency

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Vitamin D deficiency is when your body does not have enough vitamin D. Vitamin D is important to your body for many reasons:

  •  It helps the body absorb two important minerals—calcium and phosphorus.
  •  It plays a role in bone health.
  •  It may help to prevent some diseases, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
  •  It plays a role in muscle function, including heart function.

If vitamin D deficiency is severe, it can cause a condition in which your bones become soft. In adults, this condition is called osteomalacia. In children, this condition is called rickets.

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Specific Learning Difficulties

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2021 11:30:52 AM / by Eblity posted in Caring For Your Children, Slice Of Life, Positive Reinforcements, Specific Learning Difficulties

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Learning disabilities can affect children from time to time and as young as 4-5 years old. While some learning disabilities can be attributed to variations in development, parents and educators should look out for consistent patterns of learning difficulties in children. 

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The Impact Of Covid-19 In Pregnancy & Childbirth

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2021 12:30:00 PM / by Dr Sumita Dhiwakarr posted in Caring For The Elderly, Impact Of Covid-19, Pregnancy & Childbirth

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The current pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is spreading at an unprecedented rate globally. Pregnant women and their foetus are a high-risk group during outbreaks of infectious disease. Study shows that pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 seen at a hospital are less likely to suffer fever or muscle pain, but if they develop serious illness, they are more likely than non-pregnant women with COVID-19 to require intensive care.

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Technnology To Help With Dementia Care

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly, Technology Is Vital

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Technological advances present a more convenient alternative for many facets of our daily life, some of which can make a real difference in taking some burden off the caregiver and keeping persons with dementia more comfortable and safe.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Heartburn): Feels Like A Heart Attack

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when acid from the stomach flows up into the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach (esophagus). Normally, food travels down the esophagus and stays in the stomach to be digested. However, when a person has GER, food and stomach acid sometimes move back up into the esophagus.

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Have you been playing with your child wrongly this whole time?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2021 9:56:41 AM / by KidzMatters posted in Caring For Your Children

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When it comes to playing with your child and introducing learning during play, you may see yourself as his/her learning coach. With conscious guidance, children can learn naming numbers, letters, shapes, or colours, problem solving skills to social emotional skills. While this is not wrong, there's an even better way to do it!

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Are you taking Antibiotics? Here's what you need to know

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2021 12:04:30 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Antibiotic medicines are used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as strep throat and urinary tract infection (UTI). Antibiotic medicines will not work for viral illnesses, such as colds or the flu (influenza). They work by killing the bacteria that is making you sick. Antibiotics can also have serious side effects. It is important that you take antibiotic medicines safely and only when needed.

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How a Dementia Journal Makes Caregiving Easier

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2021 5:36:06 PM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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Consistently taking notes on dementia symptoms can help you feel more in control of your caregiving journey, and can also help you better understand your loved one’s needs.

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Do You Have Computer Vision Syndrome?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2021 11:44:35 AM / by Ken Yeong posted in Wellness

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Don’t worry. It is not a new form of virus nor is it contagious. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), otherwise known as digital eyestrain is simply a condition where one experiences a group of eye and vision related symptoms after long hours of computer use.

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A guide to Parenting Children with Special Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2021 10:27:46 AM / by Eblity posted in Caring For Your Children, Slice Of Life

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Welcoming a specially-abled child in your family isn't as easy as falling off a log. Cosmic questions and thoughts halt your consciousness. Where do we go? What to do? and perhaps the most salient of them all, why us?

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