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Meet Dr Claudine Pang, an ophthalmologist who has performed more than 10,000 eye procedures.
She started her own eye practice with a vision to increase public awareness on the importance of your retinas. The retina can be considered as the most critical part of our eyes! It has all the photoreceptors that are responsible for the images that we see. It 's also the only tissue in the eye that cannot be replaced.
She believes that the key to achiving good vision is by preserving the good health of the retina.
Watch to find out why she's so intrigued by the retina, the conditions she has a special interest in, and her motto in life.
Meet Dr Wong Nan-Yaw, an experienced colorectal surgeon who has a deep passion in helping people through their cancer journeys.
He dubs colorectal cancer as the emperor of diseases because it's a silent killer. He explains that the colon is a capacious organ, so it can accommodate a lot of 'things', even big 'things'.
Watch the video to find out more about colon cancer, its symptoms, and how Dr Wong's training helps him to nurse his patients back to good health.
Back pain, a condition that sounds all too familar. Whether you are a couch potato or an athlete, you've probably experienced some form back pain at some point in your life. No one is safe!
A note of caution: back pain is the leading cause of disability in Singaporeans. Before you hit the panic button, hear what Dr Dinesh, a consultant in Sports Medicine at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has to say.
He's the best person to seek advice from thanks to his extensive experience. He has worked across a range of sports, and major sporting events like the London Olympics and Paralympics. He was also the team doctor with Team Singapore at the 2017 SEA Games.
Here are his best tips!
Eczema Doesn't Have To Last Forever! Singapore’s National Skin Centre Tells You All Need To Know About This Pesky Condition
You may be surprised to know that eczema is a very common skin condition in Singapore.
Described as a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, and scaly. Those that have experienced it would tell you that it’s no walk in the park. They often suffer from relentless itchiness on affected body parts.
Fortunately in Singapore, we have dedicated dermatologists from Singapore's National Skin Centre (NSC) to help.
Dr Lucinda Tan, a consultant from NSC, was invited to host a DxD Session. She answered readers' questions relating to eczema, including the causes, best treatment options and more.
This S'porean ENT Says You Shouldn't Clean Your Children's Ears; The Ear Is Actually A Self-Cleaning Device!
Children are sensitive creatures. During their developmental years, their minds and bodies can be more fragile than a sandcastle on a rainy day.
They can get suddenly fall seriously ill. This is why keeping an eye on every sniffle and cough is vital for them to enjoy a healthy and happy childhood.
Dr Annabelle Leong, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon has 15 years of experience in managing all types of ENT conditions. They include nasal, sinus, and sleep disorders.
During her recent DxD Session, she give her expert opinions on a broad spectrum of ENT problems that children often experience. From minor colds to ear infections to serious allergies, here are the key takeaways.
Moles are kind of like our old friends. After all, they tend to stick around longer than some people in our lives.
Ranging in size, shape, and colour, most moles seem to be pretty harmless. Some find them a nuisance because they appear at undesirable spots, while others consider their moles to be a special thing that make them unique.
But what if that mole that you've dismissed is potentially a sign of skin cancer?
Here's what an experienced dermatologist, Dr Stephanie Ho, has to say about the questions that she always gets asked.
A lot can be said about a person just by looking at their feet (which sounds much weirder than it's supposed to). Truth can be stranger than fiction...
Lynn Toh, a podiatrist from Singapore revealed that your feet are the first to show signs of serious conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes.
People often overlook the field of podiatry. They are not just trained to fix calluses, ingrown toenails, or give simple advice on footwear!
In Lynn’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on DxD, she covered a long list of other questions about podiatry as well as many facts you didn't know about your feet.
Is That Time Of The Month Late Again? An Irregular Menstrual Cycle Could Point To Womb Cancer, Says This Veteran Gynaecologist
To all the ladies reading this, you’ve probably been here… Bracing yourself for all the misery that your period brings. It's all too familiar to the women around the world, including the men they live with.
However, if you're feeling pain even before the onset of bleeding, beware! There might be an underlying condition you need to address (not just the typical uterine cramping).
A/Prof Fong is a renowned gynaecologist who was featured on DxD Sessions. He answered many readers' questions on menstrual problems. From the causes of painful periods to abnormal bleeding, here's what he had to share.
Work Stress Might Not Be The Cause Of Hormonal Imbalance, This S'porean Endocrinologist Tells You Why
Hormonal imbalance may be considered as an elusive condition. Many Singaporeans suffer from it without them even realising it!
It's often brushed off as common mood swings or a sign of fatigue. A lot of people are unware that this seemingly insignificant condition is a potential gateway to a whole host of other serious problems.
Dr Marilyn Lee, an accredited Specialist in Endocrinology, answered a lot of questions from the DxD Community on common disorders and diseases related to hormonal imbalance.
Here's what she had to share.