The GPFirst Programme – How Does It Benefit Me?

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Singapore’s healthcare system is renowned for its efficiency and accessibility, continually evolving to meet the needs of its population. One such initiative is the GPFirst Programme, designed to streamline healthcare services and ensure that patients receive timely and appropriate care.  This article explores the GPFirst Programme, its benefits, and how it can enhance your healthcare […]

What Are the Recommended Health Screenings for Each Age Group?

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Welras Long (M.B.B.S, Singapore. MRCS, England) Regular health screenings play a crucial role in preventive healthcare, allowing individuals to detect and address potential health concerns before they develop into serious conditions. From childhood to old age, different age groups require specific health screenings tailored to their unique healthcare needs.  In Singapore, […]

How Often Should I Go for a Full Body Checkup?

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Regular health checkups play a pivotal role in safeguarding one’s overall well-being and detecting potential health issues early. In Singapore, individuals often ponder the frequency of full body checkups to ensure optimal health. Let’s look deeper into this topic and explore the factors influencing how often one should undergo a comprehensive health screening. Understanding Full […]

Must I Screen for Every Disease?

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Medically reviewed by Dr Jackie Lam, M.B.B.S. (Singapore) In the complex landscape of healthcare decisions, a common dilemma arises: Must one screen for every disease? This question becomes particularly relevant in Singapore, where health consciousness is on the rise, and individuals are presented with a multitude of health screening options.  This article explores the necessity […]

Women’s Health and Cancer

Medically reviewed by Dr Raina Loh, MMed (Family Medicine), Singapore Gynaecological and breast cancers pose significant health challenges worldwide, including in Singapore. These cancers affect thousands of women in the country and require increased attention, awareness and resources. Gynaecological cancers encompass a range of cancers affecting the female reproductive system, including uterine (womb), vaginal, vulvar, […]

Colorectal Cancer and Why It Applies to You

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Medically reviewed by Dr Jackie Lam, M.B.B.S. (Singapore) What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting both men and women in Singapore, being ranked number one for men and number two for women as commonest cancers in Singapore. Colorectal cancer is a cancer that is found in the large […]

Important Health Screenings

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Medically reviewed by Dr Ho Ying Jie, M.B.B.S (Singapore) Preventative health screenings are an important part of maintaining good health. It consists of investigations, physical examinations and other tests to detect illnesses in people who look and feel healthy, and are not exhibiting any symptoms. Preventive health screenings differ from diagnostic tests which are used […]