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Last Updated: Jun 05, 2024

李国耀医生 | 疼痛护理全科医生

关于李国耀医生 家庭医生 全嘉诊所(高文)   — 李国耀医生目前担任 DR+ 医疗疼痛......

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Last Updated: May 30, 2024

Dr James Lee Kok Yew | Pain Care GP Doctor

About Dr James Lee Kok Yew 李国耀医生  Family Physician......

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Caleb Seet Yu Shiang

Migraine vs. Headache: What’s The Difference & When To See A Doctor

Headache and migraines are common pain conditions that most people experience at some point in their life. Headaches can be caused by various factors including stress, allergies and illness. Often, people use “headache” and “migraine” interchangeably to describe their pain, but both do not always refer to the same problem. In this comprehensive guide, we […]...

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Kwong Seh Meng

Point-of-care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Primary Care: A Doctor’s Guide

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has enjoyed increased interest and exposure over the last decade. A quick, non-invasive investigation modality is always a welcome tool in a clinic. Also, because ultrasound allows one to actually see in real-time what we can only infer through history, palpation and/or auscultation, it is an exceptional feedback tool of the clinical […]...

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Last Updated: Mar 04, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Julian Ng

Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Men & Women

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be transmitted through various sexual activities – oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse. Anyone who is sexually active is potentially at risk of getting STD.     It is a common misconception that not having symptoms means that one does not have any STD. In fact, most STDs can be completely asymptomatic […]...

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Julian Ng

Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Causes & Treatment

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and how common is it in Singapore?    Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to get or sustain an erection long enough for penetration. It is the most common sex problem that men report to their doctor. Based on a study by Singapore Medical Journal, 51.3% of Singaporean men […]...

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Last Updated: Mar 04, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Julian Ng

A Comprehensive Guide to HIV & AIDS in Singapore

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) belongs to a family of virus known as retrovirus, that attacks the body’s immune system. They use RNA instead of DNA to produce more copies of nucleic acid, thus giving rise to the term retro or “backward”. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunideficiency Syndrome).    […]...

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Last Updated: Mar 04, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Julian Ng

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Women: Causes & Symptoms

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are a growing concern amongst women of any age in Singapore. When left untreated, it may lead to a variety of complications as they can affect the reproductive health of women. Therefore, it is important to recognize STD symptoms and the need for early medical review and treatment.  Causes & Symptoms […]...

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Last Updated: Mar 04, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Julian Ng

Andropause (Male Menopause): Causes & Treatment

What is Andropause – is it real?    In recent years, there is an increasing awareness amongst males about andropause. To be more accurate, there is no such condition called andropause which was coined initially to reflect that the hormonal changes specifically testosterone and its associated symptoms in males as their age is somewhat similar […]...

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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024

颈椎疼痛是否由骨刺导致?

 您是否一直承受肩颈疼痛的困扰?除了疼痛之外,您是否还感到肩颈僵硬紧绷?特别是在工作时,需要长时间注......

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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024

为什么生蛇痊愈后还会痛?

  您是否在数月后再次经历带状疱疹(俗称‘生蛇’)引起的疼痛,如针刺般的感觉?这些疼痛可能是由带状疱......

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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024

手指僵硬无法正常活动,该怎么办?

黄女士是一位售卖熟食的小贩,最近她发现早上或长时间不活动后,手指会卡在弯曲的状态,必须用另一只手来扳......

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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024

晚期膝盖退化性关节炎一定要进行膝盖置换手术?

许先生,一位退休的工程师,近几年一直受到膝盖僵硬和疼痛的折磨,他难以正常行走,无法弯曲膝盖,甚至不能......

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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024

脚跟痛的原因是什么?

林先生每天早上醒来都面临着一场痛苦的挑战,只要他的脚一着地,右脚跟就会传来剧烈的刺痛,让他难以正常行......

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Michelle Phua

Pap Smear vs HPV Test: What’s the difference and When to get tested

Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, which is the lower part of the womb that connects to the vagina. It is the 4th most common cancer in women globally. In 2020, there were >600 000 new cases and >300 000 deaths from it. In Singapore, current estimates indicate that 309 women are diagnosed with […]...

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Michelle Phua

Understanding Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes & Management

Diabetes is a chronic medical disease that causes high blood sugar. It is common and millions worldwide has been affected by this condition. In 2014, there are 440 000 Singaporeans with diabetes, and this figure is estimated to reach 1 million by 2050. This accounts for 10% of disease burden locally. Poorly controlled diabetes also […]...

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2024
Contributed By: Dr. Caleb Seet Yu Shiang

Spin Class Injuries: When Too Much Exercise Can Be Dangerous

Embarking on a fitness journey is an exhilarating pursuit, and for many, spin classes have become a cornerstone of their workout routine. However, the pulsating beats and intense cadence of these sessions may occasionally leave enthusiasts grappling with injuries and post-workout discomfort. Let’s explore common spin class injuries, and in particular, rhabdomyolysis.    Why a […]...

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2024
Article Contributed by Dr. Kwong Seh Meng

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), AMD and ACP: A Doctor’s Perspective (Part 2)

In Part 1, we delved into the significance of Advanced Medical Directive (AMD) and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Advanced Care Planning (ACP). ...

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2024
Article Contributed by Dr. Kwong Seh Meng

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), AMD and ACP: A Doctor’s Perspective (Part 1)

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), Advanced Medical Directive (AMD) and the Advanced Care Planning (ACP). What in the world are those terms? They certainly didn’t teach them in medical school back then! ...

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Last Updated: Jan 05, 2024
Article Contributed by Dr. Julian Ng

Commentary: Time to get boys, young males vaccinated against HPV

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to the significance of vaccinations and their associated risks and benefits. ...

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2023
Article Contributed by Dr. Kwong Seh Meng

Understanding Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD): Risk Factors & Treatment

A visit to the Family Physician/ Occupational Physician for musculoskeletal pain can be largely unsatisfying because of the persistent nature of the problem juxtaposed against routine analgesics that one gets from the doctor after the consult....

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2023
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Kwong Seh Meng

Stress Management: How to Reduce and Relieve Stress

Stress is the reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed upon them. If we do not tackle stress correctly, it leads to anxiety and depression....

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2023
Article contributed by Dr. Kwong Seh Meng

Primary Health Care in Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

In our daily pursuits at work or at play, it is easy to lose track of our health when everything else seems to demand more of our attention....

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