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Fungal Nail Infection

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2022 8:30:38 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Fungal, Nail Infection

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A fungal nail infection is a common infection of the toenails or fingernails. This condition affects toenails more often than fingernails. It often affects the great, or big, toes. More than one nail may be infected. The condition can be passed from person to person (is contagious).

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Bedbugs: How to identify and get rid of them

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Bedbugs

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Bedbugs are tiny bugs that live in and around beds. They stay hidden during the day, and they come out at night and bite. Bedbugs need blood to live and grow.

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Fall Prevention for the Elderly

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly, Health, Falls

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Falls are one of the main causes of morbidity and disability in the elderly. More than one-third of senior citizens aged 65 or older fall every year. It is important to prevent these accidents since they can have irreversible physical and psychological repercussions, greatly affecting the elder's quality of life.

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Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Singapore Heart Foundation posted in Health, CardiacArrest, HeartAttack

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The terms heart attack and cardiac arrest are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different conditions.

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What Does CPR Mean (Stand For)?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Singapore Heart Foundation posted in Health, CPR

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CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an emergency lifesaving skill that can rescue cardiac arrest victims. Immediate application of CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) can increase a cardiac arrest casualty’s survival rate by up to 50%.

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Looking Deep into Your Steamboat

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Singapore Heart Foundation posted in Food, Health, Myths

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Gathering around a pot of bubbling broth and a wide array of ingredients is one of the most popular ways of celebrating the Lunar New Year for Chinese families, not just because a steamboat meal is easy to prepare but also a symbol of family reunion.

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Exposing 7 Common Food Myths

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2022 1:00:00 PM / by Singapore Heart Foundation posted in Food, Health, Myths

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Eat this, not that. This food is better than that. Bet you have come across many food and nutrition beliefs or claims, which may confuse you. Let our nutritionist clarify some common food myths before you fall victim to food fads purported to be “healthy” or make another diet choice that could do more harm than good!

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How To Prevent Back Injury

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Injury

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Back injuries can be very painful. They can also be difficult to heal. After having one back injury, you are more likely to have another one again. It is important to learn how to avoid injuring or re-injuring your back. The following tips can help you to prevent a back injury.

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Managing An Abrasion Wound

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Wound, Abrasion

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An abrasion is a cut or a scrape on the outer surface of the skin. An abrasion does not go through all the layers of the skin. It is important to care for your abrasion properly to prevent infection.

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Children With Asthma - What You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Asthma

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Asthma is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes repeated (recurrent) swelling and narrowing of the airways. The airways are the passages that lead from the nose and mouth down into the lungs. When asthma symptoms get worse, it is called an asthma flare, or asthma attack. When this happens, it can be difficult for your child to breathe. Asthma flares can range from minor to life-threatening.

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