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Invigorating 2000-year-old TCM

January 31, 2015 |


Standardization, or the lack of it, has long been the bugbear of TCM practice. Bao Zhong Tang TCM Centre, a joint venture between SingHealth and the Shanghai Hospital Development Centre (SHDC) has made inroads by redesigning processes and systems.

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In-Sight Help

January 31, 2015 |

Tucked away in Tanglin Shopping Centre is a treasure trove of CCTV reading systems, sunshades with the necessary UV-light blocker, multitude of magnifiers, talking clocks, big print books, supplements and most importantly, a friendly manager.

As a caregiver … 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