Health Diary

FRIDAY, AUG 26

REPLACING MISSING TEETH

Teeth can be lost as a result of dental decay, gum disease or trauma. The loss can result in decreased chewing efficiency, speech problems and compromised aesthetics.

Dr Joanne Uy will address the issues involved in the decision to replace missing teeth and discuss the various replacement methods at this talk, Restoring Missing Teeth: Why, When And How?

National University Hospital, 1 Main Building, O & G Seminar Room, Level 6 (between Wards 61 & 63), 1pm to 2pm. Free. To register, call 6772-2184.


SATURDAY, AUG 27

CARING FOR TERMINALLY-ILL PATIENTS

Learn how to care for patients with terminal illness and find out what kind of support you can get to help you cope during the bereavement period at this fifth Eastern Health Alliance Caregivers Public Forum. The theme of the forum is palliative care, which focuses on the relief of pain and other distressing symptoms, as well as ensuring that the patient and his family get emotional, spiritual and practical support.

St Andrew's Community Hospital Multi Purpose Hall, 8am to 11.30am. Free. To register, send your name, contact number and number of attendees to public_forum@ cgh.com.sg or call 6426-7271 or 6850-1744.

GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCERS

Cancers of the womb, ovaries and cervix are among the top 10 cancers affecting women in Singapore. Learn more about the risk factors, signs and symptoms, detection and treatment options at the SCS (Singapore Cancer Society) Community Education Series 2016: Women's Gynaecological Cancers.

SCS Rehabilitation Centre, JEM Office Tower, 52 Jurong Gateway Road, 08-04 10.30am-11.30am. Free. Go to www.bit.ly/canceredu2016 to register. Call 6421-5860 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm) or send an e-mail to communityhealth@singapore-cancersociety.org.sg for more information.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2016, with the headline 'Health Diary'. Print Edition | Subscribe