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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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When Is It Safe To Be Around Someone Who Has Contracted COVID-19?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2021 11:21:13 AM / by Dr Sumita Dhiwakarr posted in Wellness

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a respiratory pathogen called the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. People who are infected with COVID-19 tend to experience mild to moderate respiratory disease and will recover without any special treatment being required. Some individuals who are infected will be asymptomatic, but majority of them would experience mild Covid-19 symptoms and recover on their own. Elderly people, especially those with underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer are more likely to develop severe complications.

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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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Have Fun this Christmas Printable

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2020 5:14:06 PM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Wellness, Printables

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Will you be having a quiet Christmas celebration at home this year? You can still have some fun searching for hidden objects in this family activity! Download the Printable to begin your search!

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The Truth about Caregiving

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 16, 2020 12:02:31 PM / by Strada Visual Lab posted in Caring For The Elderly, Wellness

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Have you always felt a higher calling to provide care to others? Or perhaps you heard from a friend that freelance caregiving is an excellent way to gain extra income! Though an immensely rewarding experience, caregiving may not always be an easy journey for some. Read on to find out some little-known truths about caregiving to better prepare yourself for your caregiving journey!

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6 Tips to Keep your Lungs Healthy Printable

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2020 8:00:00 PM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Wellness, Printables

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Your lungs, just like any other part of your body, age with time. What can you do to maintain healthy lungs and keep them working optimally? Download this Printable and follow these tips to protect your lungs and reduce your risk of lung disease.

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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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Ways to Improve your Marriage while Working from Home Printable

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2020 3:14:30 PM / by Cheryl Tan posted in Wellness, Printables

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Do you and your spouse get on each other's nerves while working from home? Get some tips from Mind Culture on how to improve your marriage in this printable!

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Understanding Heart Failure

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2020 11:34:10 AM / by Ageless Online posted in Wellness

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally with more than 17.9 million people succumbing to the disease each year. Here in Southeast Asia, patients present with acute heart failure (HF) at a younger age (54 years) compared with patients in the US (75 years), experience longer lengths of hospital stays (six vs 4.2 days) and have higher in-hospital mortality (4.8 vs 3.0 percent).

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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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