Health Diary

FRIDAY, JAN 29

DEALING WITH COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES

Learn how to identify common childhood diseases, what you can do about them and how you can prevent their spread.

This talk will be conducted by Dr Rajeev Ramachandran, a consultant at National University Hospital's (NUH) department of paediatrics.

NUH Health Education Hub, 1 Main Building, Level 1. 1pm to 2pm. Free. To register, call 6772-2184.


SATURDAY, JAN 30

HOW RADIOTHERAPY WORKS

Learn about the different types of radiotherapy, which uses radiation to kill or shrink cancerous cells, at this talk called Radiotherapy for Palliation of Cancer. Dr Lee Kuo Ann, a consultant radiation oncologist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, will also talk about the machines used.

HCA Hospice Care, Level 3, Auditorium. 2pm to 3.30pm. Free. To register, go to  www.hca.org.sg/ hospice/events/learnathca

FREE HEALTH CHECKS FOR YUHUA RESIDENTS

Sata CommHealth is offering basic health checks at the Jurong East Community Health Day Open House.

Includes tests for blood pressure and blood glucose. Those with a doctor's referral can do other tests, such as diabetic foot screening. There will also be talks on fall prevention, an art therapy demonstration and more.

Jurong East Community Health Centre, Block 229 Jurong East Street 21, 01-701. 8.15am to 1pm, Free. Call 6244-6688 to register for the talks and demo and pre-physiotherapy assessment. Subsidised mammography costs $32.10.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2016, with the headline 'Health Diary'. Print Edition | Subscribe