Is Screen for Life the Only Government National Screening Programme in Singapore?

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Singapore has a robust healthcare system that emphasizes preventive care to enhance the quality of life and reduce the burden of disease on individuals and the community. One of the key initiatives in this approach is the Screen for Life programme. But is Screen for Life the only government national screening programme in Singapore?  This […]

Why is Singapore Turning Towards Preventive Healthcare?

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Singapore, renowned for its efficient and high-quality healthcare system, is increasingly shifting its focus towards preventive healthcare. This proactive approach is designed to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, improve the overall health of its population, and manage healthcare costs effectively.  A pivotal aspect of this transformation is the Healthier SG enrolment initiative, which aims […]

Why is Singapore Concerned About Chronic Health Management?

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In recent years, Singapore has been paying increasing attention to the management of chronic health conditions, and for good reason. With an aging population and changing lifestyle habits, the prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease is on the rise. Addressing these health concerns is crucial for maintaining the well-being of […]

Managing Chronic Diseases

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Medically reviewed by Dr Jackie Lam, M.B.B.S. (Singapore) Chronic diseases pose a significant health challenge globally, including in Singapore. The management of these conditions often involves a multifaceted approach, with medications playing a crucial role. This article explores the considerations and nuances surrounding the use of medications in the management of chronic diseases within the […]