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About Ella Tan

Ella Tan

Ella Tan

“After decades in print publishing I should have had enough. But the mad hatter slash masochist hiding within gets a giddy rush from connecting with a new online audience and with the myriad possibilities of a digital platform. The web is the entry to Wonderland – rife with information, and views that telescope from big to tiny. It allows us at MedHatter to teeter between serious and frivolous because, honestly, who wants to visit a site that doesn’t make you smile. Some silliness is good for the health which is what is all about. While we distil hard medical facts and gather health info, we hope both health professionals and regular folk will lend their voices to a community of clarity and exchange. And fun of course.”

Posts By Ella Tan

Update: Animal aid

January 6, 2015 |

Twilight, not the soppy vampire movie, was a stray dog who inspired the theme song for a Christmas video by animal welfare charity, Causes for Animals –

Do your bit for homeless animals who have heartbreakingly hard (and short) … Read More

Don’t leave home without …

January 5, 2015 |

Frequent travelers never leave home without exactly what they need – no more, no less. The fussy will pack their own toiletries, but if you’re staying in decent hotels and can use any shampoo and soap, you can lighten your … Read More

Which lens colour for better vision?

December 29, 2014 |

Clear lenses, with no colour-tint, can still be UV-light blockers, and they are very useful in protecting the eyes from impact, debris, dust, chemicals, or after eye surgery. Clear lenses can be used during low light or night-time activities, and are particularly … Read More

Up Close – Living in starvation mode

December 23, 2014 |

The shapely figure and chiselled cheekbones of the beauty pageant winner (she was 3rd runner up at the recent Miss World/Singapore contest) belie years lost to a dangerous eating disorder. At her lowest point, Angeline Yap was a skeletal 32kg. At 1.64m, this was … Read More

Patient’s Perspective- Pregnant and diabetic

December 23, 2014 |

When I was pregnant with my son (now 24), my gynae had a near seizure when his nurse alerted him to my alarmingly high blood sugar level. I had to sheepishly confess to polishing off a full-sized Mars bar on … Read More

Hip bone

December 23, 2014 |



Dr CHIN PAK LIN is Medical Director and Hip and Knee Specialist at The Orthopaedic Centre (Novena). He is a regional expert in computer-aided techniques and robotic assisted surgery, specializing in minimally invasive techniques in joint reconstruction and … Read More