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Jia Hui

Jia Hui
Jia Hui enjoys learning about the breakthroughs in human health and life sciences research, and turn them into bite-sized articles for the busy cosmopolitans. Social media is part of both her career and her hobby, as she loves watching Instagram stories of “loafly doggos”.

Recent Posts

Fostering an Inclusive Community for Children with Special Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 20, 2020 5:47:19 PM / by Jia Hui posted in Caring For Your Children

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You may be aware that there are different types of special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome and others. Special needs can be classified into four categories, namely physical (e.g. epilepsy), developmental (e.g. Down syndrome and autism), behavioural/emotional (e.g. ADHD) and sensory impaired (e.g. visually or hearing impaired). What are the challenges children with special needs encounter and how can we help them lead better lives and integrate into society? Read on to find out more.

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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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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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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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3 steps survival guide for first-time dads

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2019 10:58:47 AM / by Jia Hui posted in Men Series

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The first-times in our lives always bring about mixed feelings of anticipation, excitement, and worry. As fathers play increasingly bigger roles in caring for their newborns, becoming a dad for the first time can be daunting if there’s no early notice on what they should expect and manage. As such, we have consolidated a survival guide to help first-time dads conquer their virgin experience!

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10 essential conditions for your freelance service agreement

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2019 10:09:46 AM / by Jia Hui posted in Freelancing

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Freelancing is an admirable profession because freelancers have to be responsible for their own employment rights. Unlike employed individuals who have labor unions protecting their rights, freelancers lack such a luxury. Drafting a freelance service agreement is one way of protecting their rights. However, do you know that an agreement serves to benefit the client as well? If you’re a freelancer or considering to engage a freelancer, it’s important that you understand what entails in a freelance service agreement!

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Nursing Home or Senior Daycare Center?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2019 11:16:55 AM / by Jia Hui posted in Caring For The Elderly

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With an aging population exacerbated by a poor work-life balance of working Singaporeans, it leaves little to wonder why some working adults are engaging elderly care services to provide quality care for their parents. A plethora of such services are available, which can be categorized into home-based services, center-based services, and residential services. Among these, senior day care and nursing home are common elderly care services that Singaporeans engage. What sets a senior day care center apart from a nursing home? What do they offer in common? Read more to make the correct decision for your parents!

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