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Abreast of News

January 31, 2015 |

It looks like Angelina Jolie made the right decision. A double mastectomy might be the most sensible recourse when

  • you know you have an abnormal gene linked to breast cancer, including BRCA1, BRCA2, or PALB2
  • you have a strong … Read More

Up close – Funny, How I Reacted to Chemo

January 31, 2015 |…

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo chemo- and radiation therapies, many friends sent me Christian-type books to prepare me for the coming trial.  My dear brother-in-law sent me a book of jokes instead. It … Read More

Patient’s Perspective – From Ballistic to Placid

January 31, 2015 |

A newfound friend asked, “Are you always this cheerful? You’re so patient with your kids. ” I had to answer sheepishly, “Ok, this means my medication is working. “

While I am no explosive road bully, I have had near … Read More

Is your Lifestyle Damaging your Brain?

January 31, 2015 |

Are you just absentminded, or is the forgetfulness a sign of early Alzheimer’s Disease? With every passing decade, health of both body and brain becomes more precarious. To live a long and healthy life, what can we do other than … Read More

The Long Goodbye

January 31, 2015 |

In Singapore where a large swathe of the population will comprise senior citizens in the next decade, we can expect to see more cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Hopefully, better treatment and preventive medicine will be available, but there is still … Read More

Whatever your Age, Shade your Eyes

January 31, 2015 |

What you see is what you get doesn’t apply to UV because you can’t see it but it’s doing serious and permanent damage to your eyes.

Sharon Siddique, PhD, Managing Director of All For Eyes, a shop specialising in vision aids … Read More