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Calvin Leong

Calvin Leong
Calvin Leong holds a Master in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom. He has 15 years of clinical and lecturing experience focusing on Traumatology, Medical Sciences and Mentoring in Healthcare. Calvin is also a Train the Trainer certified by HRDF, Malaysia and a Life Member of The Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP). In his free time, he enjoys coffee with a slice of cheesecake.

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Living With AIDS

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2021 12:13:54 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) occurs when your body's disease-fighting system (immune system) is badly damaged and no longer protects you from infections and other health problems. This condition is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.

Although your immune system is weakened when you are living with AIDS, your healthcare provider will give you instructions about how to stay as healthy as possible.

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Epilepsy: Important Facts To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Epilepsy is a condition in which a person has repeated seizures over time. A seizure is a sudden burst of abnormal electrical and chemical activity in the brain. Seizures can cause a change in attention, behaviour, or the ability to remain awake and alert (altered mental status).

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How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the wrist, hand, and fingers. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, hollow space in the wrist. Tendons and one of the main nerves in the hand (median nerve) pass through the carpal tunnel. The median nerve supplies feeling to the thumb and the first three fingers. It also supplies the muscles at the base of the thumb. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when the median nerve gets squeezed in the area where it passes through the carpal tunnel.

In some cases, it may not be possible to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. However, you can take steps to relieve pressure on your wrist and reduce your risk of developing this condition.

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Down Syndrome: What You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2021 10:15:52 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome at birth. A chromosome is the cell structure that contains genetic information. A person with Down syndrome is born with part or all of an additional copy of chromosome number 21. Down syndrome may cause certain physical characteristics, affect physical and mental development, and cause other health problems. However, your child can still lead a very active, successful, and happy life.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2020 12:18:21 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Alzheimer's disease is a brain disease that affects memory, thinking, language, and behaviour. People with Alzheimer's disease lose mental abilities, and the disease gets worse over time. Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia.

 

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Diabetes Mellitus and Foot Care

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 2, 2020 10:41:04 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Do I Have a Food Allergy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2020 11:44:01 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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A food allergy is an abnormal reaction to allergens in food by the body's immune system. If one parent is suffering from a  food allergy, there is a 20-40% probability that the child will also suffer from it. The probability increases to 40-60% if both parents suffer from a food allergy. Foods that commonly cause allergies include seafood, milk, eggs, soy, wheat and nuts such as peanuts, cashews, walnuts and pecans.

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Stroke Awareness & How To Prevent Stroke

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2020 12:32:01 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or more commonly known as a stroke, occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. The signs and symptoms of stroke can occur suddenly and usually affects only one side of the body and worsen within the first 24 to 72 hours. Stroke is the fourth principal cause of death in Singapore.

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帕金森氏病

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2020 2:01:23 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Caring For The Elderly, Wellness

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什么是帕金森氏病?

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Tips to Prevent and Manage Kidney Stones

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Understand how your kidneys function and learn about its most common disorder- kidney stones, in this article. Also known as urolithiasis, kidney stones is an illness which can lead to Chronic Kidney Disease. Chronic Kidney Disease is a worldwide epidemic. In Singapore, 2.3% of the residents aged between 18 and 69 years old had Chronic Kidney Disease in 2010 based on the National Health Survey 2010. It is paramount that we understand how kidneys are important in maintaining our daily health and best practices to keep our kidneys healthy.

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