From now until the end of November, Singaporeans age 60 and above can get free* functional health screenings. It’s called Project Silver Screen, and under this programme, the screenings ensure your eyes, ears, and mouth are in good health. Screening locations are island-wide. To see a schedule of upcoming neighbourhood screening sessions, please click here. (more…)
Getting and staying in “the zone” is one way to optimise your fitness. Intensity matters. And now, you can track not only your steps but also your moderate to vigorous intensity physical activities (MVPA) with a new, improved, and free heart-rate monitoring fitness tracker when you sign up for National Steps Challenge™ Season 4. Returning participants from previous seasons are also eligible. Be rewarded for your steps and for hitting target MVPA. The Challenge starts roughly one month from now, and you can sign up for it today!
Talking about the 3 P’s – pee, poop, and period – is still a bit taboo in this day and age, especially when it’s coupled with the topic of saving money. My grandmother (who mostly raised me), didn’t even warm me about the third P, which first came to me in a what-on-earth-is-happening!?!? kind of moment. And in my grandmother’s time, there was no such thing as disposable menstrual pads. In fact, the word disposable wasn’t really in her vocabulary. (more…)
Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are more likely to buy generics over brand-name medicines. But when it comes to the average consumer, brands are often preferred. A lot of marketing dollars went into creating a perception of quality that sets the brand apart. But for medications whose active ingredients are the same, can your body really tell the difference? And is it worth spending 7x more for the same medication?
[By Dr Jake Goh]
My son was born last November. We had been planning and waiting for his arrival. But what we didn’t expect was for my wife to undergo an emergency caesarean delivery. Thankfully, I was able to use my Medisave. Then, when I received my year-end bonus, I topped up my Medisave, intending only to maximise my CPF account. But what happened next was a pleasant surprise.
[By Dr Jake Goh]
There are two big misconceptions about the flu. First, people believe that if you’re in good health, your immune system will protect you from the flu. Second, people believe that getting the flu is no big deal, because it’s not deadly. Both of these statements are wrong. (more…)
With 33 Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) listed on the MOH website (as of July 2017), how does one choose the right plan? For most people, they choose whatever their insurance agent sells. As someone who has looked at nearly all the available plans, let me tell you why I decided to go with NTUC Income (and no, they are not paying me anything for this review).