Get health tips and insights from doctors at Straits Times seminar

Fitness classes being conducted during  the first car-free Sunday on Feb 28, 2016. A health management seminar to be held next month will offer the public  tips on leading a healthy lifestyle.
Fitness classes being conducted during the first car-free Sunday on Feb 28, 2016. A health management seminar to be held next month will offer the public tips on leading a healthy lifestyle. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

A health management seminar to be held next month will offer the public a chance to glean vital tips and life-changing insights on managing health conditions from a panel of experienced doctors.

Organised by The Straits Times Mind & Body section, the seminar is presented by Mount Elizabeth Hospitals and will be held on April 23.

Participants can find out how they can reduce the risk of a heart attack, and how to prevent and manage atherosclerosis - the hardening and narrowing of arteries.

They can also learn whether they are at risk of colorectal cancer.

While this is the most common cancer in men, and the second most common cancer in women in Singapore, it is actually a highly curable disease, especially in its early stage.

Those who are advancing in age may also be keen to find out how to prevent age-related knee and back problems from orthopaedic surgeon Leon Foo.

People who have had cancer, or know someone who did, would know that finding strength and hope in overcoming cancer is crucial for patients.

Dr Ang Peng Tiam, medical director and senior consultant in medical oncology at Parkway Cancer Centre, has written stories of hope about patients who have bravely battled cancer in his columns for Mind & Body. He will share more such stories at the event.

The Straits Times Mind & Body 360° Health Management Seminar is in its second year.

It will be held from 9am to 2pm at The Star Gallery @ The Star Performing Arts Centre in Buona Vista. Registration begins at 8am and the cost, at $18, includes a tea break, bento lunch and a goodie bag worth $20.

The first seminar, held last May, saw a full-capacity crowd of 500 participants, who were mostly aged between 40 and 60.

•To register, go to pbp.sph.com.sg/st360health

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2016, with the headline 'Get health tips and insights from doctors at ST seminar'. Print Edition | Subscribe