04 Feb 2019
Vitamin D insufficiency is a common condition. However, it is frequently undiagnosed, as the vitamin D blood test is costly at approximately $120/test. Despite living in a tropical country like Singapore, many people prefer to stay indoors. Vitamin D absorption can also be reduce....
11 Oct 2018
Dyslipidemia is a common problem that doctors face in daily clinical practice.  The causes can be broadly divided into primary (genetic) or secondary. The focus of this article is on the primary or genetic dyslipidemias, in particular familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), and why....
11 Sep 2018
The French paradox was first discovered from epidemiology data in the late 1980s, It describes the apparently paradoxical epidemiological observation that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), while having a diet rich in meat, fat and dai....
08 Aug 2018
What is Heart Failure (HF) and how prevalent is it in Singapore?  HF is a clinical syndrome complex that results from cardiac function impairment. HF is divided into 3 categories based on cardiac left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF): HF with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrE....
10 Jul 2018
Heart failure is a serious disease that affects the most important organ in the body after the brain. Heart is a pump that circulates blood around the body, nourishing our organs with oxygen and nutrients. When it fails, our body becomes starved of energy. This results in feeling....
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