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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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What Is Osteoarthritis?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2022 1:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis. It refers to joint pain or joint disease. Osteoarthritis affects tissue that covers the ends of bones in joints (cartilage). Cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones and helps them move smoothly. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in the joints gets worn down. Osteoarthritis is sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis.

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Easiest Way To Get Rid Of Back Pain In Pregnancy Without Pain Killers

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Dr Sumita Dhiwakarr posted in All About Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Health, Backpain

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Approximately 50-80% of women had developed low back pain during pregnancy. 

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Diaper Rash: How It Happens And How To Manage

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2022 12:00:21 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Rash, DiaperRash

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Diaper rash is a common condition in which skin in the diaper area becomes red and inflamed.

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