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What you need to know about Liver Cancer Printable

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Wellness, Printables

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What is liver cancer, and the signs and symptoms to look out for? How can you reduce your exposure to its risk factors? Download this printable "What you need to know about Liver Cancer" to find out more!

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Home Care Needs of a Stroke Survivor

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2020 10:41:46 AM / by Lim Jia Hui posted in Caring For The Elderly

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World Stroke Day is commemorated on 29th October, to raise awareness for stroke and provide better support initiatives for stroke survivors. In Singapore, stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults and the fourth most common cause of death. As our national population ages, the prevalence of stroke will continue to increase. Therefore, we need to ensure the needs of stroke survivors are well-taken care of at all stages of their recovery. 

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Need to change attitudes towards dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2020 11:05:57 AM / by Ageless Online posted in Caring For The Elderly

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National survey shares that 72 percent of persons with dementia feel rejection and loneliness, while 50 percent feel they cannot be open with others regarding their condition.

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Nyonya Kueh in Singapore: Bite-sized goodies for any occasion

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2020 11:29:47 AM / by Strada Visual Lab posted in Wellness

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Nothing quite hits the spot like having dessert after a savoury meal, and many Singaporeans would agree that dessert belongs in a separate, anatomically non-existent stomach altogether. We are also pretty fond of having the odd sweet treat at mid-afternoon, either to combat a bout of sleepiness or purely out of sheer boredom. Of all the available desserts and treats, nyonya kueh is a popular cuisine among many. But what is nyonya kueh, and where did it originate from?

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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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Challenges faced by school students with Learning Difficulties

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2020 12:10:52 PM / by Eblity posted in Caring For Your Children

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I have taught students with special needs for more than 35 years. I have taught students with visual disabilities, auditory disabilities, mental retardation as well as specific learning disabilities.

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Food For Your Eyes

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2020 10:44:37 AM / by Ken Yeong posted in Wellness

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It is not a big secret at all that a balanced and nutritious diet is the gateway to good health. This applies to your eyes as well. Taking real good care of your eyes is more than just practising proper visual hygiene. You also need to eat foods that are good for your eyes. Proper nutrients intake helps in reducing the risks of developing eye diseases that are detrimental for your vision. After all, when you eat right, you can see right. The following are foods that are beneficial for your eyes: 

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7 Tips for Surviving without a Confinement Nanny

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2020 11:29:03 AM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Caring For Your Children, Printables

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Mothers-to-be may think that hiring a confinement nanny is essential to get through the postpartum period. Are there alternative solutions to hiring a confinement nanny? If you are still undecided, download this printable on "7 Tips for Surviving without a Confinement Nanny" to help you in your decision making!

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Hoarding - A pile of problems

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 8, 2020 10:12:58 AM / by Ageless Online posted in Slice Of Life

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Last year, a 68 year-old man was reported dead by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) lying among heaps of junk in his flat, after a neighbour complained of a pungent stench stemming from his residence. In another incident, a 58 year-old man who hoarded items died when the firefighters struggled to get through the stack of hoarded items to save him during an accidental fire. 

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3 Simple Diet Tips To Live Healthy After You’ve Had a Stroke

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 7, 2020 9:17:08 AM / by Health Food Matters posted in Caring For The Elderly, Wellness

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In Singapore, deaths from stroke are increasing every year, and those affected by stroke are getting younger (1 in 4 patients hospitalised for stroke in 2017 were aged under 60 years). Did you know that there are 26 new stroke cases in Singapore every day? If you are not eating and drinking well after your stroke, you are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for complications and you may take longer to recover than before. Therefore, it's important to eat well after a stroke. Positive changes from the diet will help you to regain your strength and energy faster in the recovery process, which will last through your rehabilitative treatments.

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