Category: Health

How to Choose An Integrated Shield Plan (IP)

Life, as we know it, has a mortality rate of 100%. And the probability of getting hospitalised for a critical or long-term illness is almost as high. The only thing we don’t know is when and where tragedy will strike, and what the financial burden will be. This is why it was important for me and my family to get additional health insurance coverage.

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What to Do When Your Family Member Has a Critical Illness

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17 steps to consider when you’re a caregiver.

For some people, the word “retirement” evokes images of dancing seniors on cruise ships. For me (and increasingly more and more people), retirement has always meant a period of time when you have a drastic reduction of income either purposely due to choice, or unexpectedly due to unforeseen circumstances. By this definition, retirement can occur at any age. A series of tragedies can “force” anyone into retirement. This is why I’ve spent much time in life in perpetual preparation, though I know that when a tragedy strikes, it will seem like no amount of preparation was adequate. If your family member or close friend has been forced into retirement by unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, especially due to a critical illness (and is not yet at the official “retirement age”), here are some steps to consider: (more…)

Have Your Own Home Hair Party Instead of Going to Yun Nam, Svenson, Beijing 101, and Trichokare

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Save lots of $$$ by doing your own at-home hair treatments.

Before moving here (5 years ago), the concept of a hair spa was totally foreign to me. I would say that hair spas or hair treatment centres aren’t places most Americans regularly visit or even know exist (at least I didn’t). Yet I was curious and decided to try out a “free offer” from one of the 4 hair treatment centres. I knew before even stepping foot inside their shop that they were going to find something wrong with my hair (that of course, is how they make money). My purpose in going was not for a diagnosis; it was to see what they do, whether I can replicate their treatment at home, and whether my treatment could match theirs. Here are my results: (more…)

Free Cervical Cancer Screenings Until the End of this Month

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Singapore Cancer Society’s Race Against Cancer Run helps to raise funds to provide free services.
(Photo by RunSociety)

The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), through its Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign, has partnered with more than 160 GPs island-wide to provide free Pap smears until 31 July to female Singaporeans and PRs age 25 to 69 who have not had a Pap smear in the last 3 years. For a list of participating clinics, please see here. (more…)