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Living With AIDS

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2021 12:13:54 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) occurs when your body's disease-fighting system (immune system) is badly damaged and no longer protects you from infections and other health problems. This condition is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.

Although your immune system is weakened when you are living with AIDS, your healthcare provider will give you instructions about how to stay as healthy as possible.

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Epilepsy: Important Facts To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Epilepsy is a condition in which a person has repeated seizures over time. A seizure is a sudden burst of abnormal electrical and chemical activity in the brain. Seizures can cause a change in attention, behaviour, or the ability to remain awake and alert (altered mental status).

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How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Wellness

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the wrist, hand, and fingers. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, hollow space in the wrist. Tendons and one of the main nerves in the hand (median nerve) pass through the carpal tunnel. The median nerve supplies feeling to the thumb and the first three fingers. It also supplies the muscles at the base of the thumb. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when the median nerve gets squeezed in the area where it passes through the carpal tunnel.

In some cases, it may not be possible to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. However, you can take steps to relieve pressure on your wrist and reduce your risk of developing this condition.

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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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