Get the lowdown on health conditions from specialists

At the upcoming 360° Health Management Seminar organised by The Straits Times Mind&Body, five medical specialists will share their perspectives on common health issues, ranging from heart disease to sleep apnoea and knee pain.
At the upcoming 360° Health Management Seminar organised by The Straits Times Mind&Body, five medical specialists will share their perspectives on common health issues, ranging from heart disease to sleep apnoea and knee pain.PHOTO: ST FILE

Sure, you can go online to find out about the many ways to improve your health but isn't it better to hear it from the doctors themselves?

At the upcoming 360° Health Management Seminar organised by The Straits Times Mind&Body, five medical specialists will share their perspectives on common health issues, ranging from heart disease to sleep apnoea and knee pain.

The seminar is presented by Mount Elizabeth Hospitals.

Orthopaedic surgeon Gowreeson Thevendran will start by discussing non-surgical treatment options for sports injuries.

This is timely, with such injuries becoming more prevalent as more people engage in various types of sports.

  • Health management

  • WHAT: The Straits Times Mind&Body 360° Health Management Seminar

    WHERE: SPH Auditorium, News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North

    WHEN: April 22, 9am to 2pm

    ADMISSION: $15 per person, including a tea break, lunch and a goodie bag worth at least $20, or $13 per person for a group of four. To register, go to events.sph.com.sg/360health17

You can also learn how to spot the warning signs of heart disease, which accounts for one out of four deaths in Singapore.

Cardiologist Paul Chiam will talk about the tests and treatments for various heart conditions.

Ear, nose & throat specialist Pang Yoke Teen will be sharing insights on how to manage sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea sufferers experience brief pauses in their breathing as they sleep. If left untreated, the sleep disorder can lead to a higher risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and other conditions.

If you are worried that a change in your bowel habits might point to a bigger problem, find out from colorectal surgeon Bernard Lim about the signs of colorectal cancer and when to seek medical help.

At the seminar, you can also get an update on the surgical and non-surgical treatment options for common knee conditions like osteoarthritis, as well as sports injuries that affect the knee, from orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Lee.

This is the fourth instalment of The Straits Times Mind&Body 360° Health ManagementSeminar.

Joyce Teo

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2017, with the headline 'Get the lowdown on health conditions from specialists'. Print Edition | Subscribe