7 August 2023
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In the News.
(Post-surgery care and exercise for hip and knee surgery)
Mr Chai Jie Wei, Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, JCH, explained that most people will be walking with the assistance of a walking aid on the day after surgery, and the progression to wean off walking aids typically occurs within the first month or two. To alleviate fall risks, Ms Raiyini D/O Balu, Occupational Therapist, Department of Occupational Therapy, JCH, shared examples that caregivers can employ to facilitate their loved ones’ engagement in daily living, such as installing grab bars and applying toilet floors with anti-slip treatment.
• Lianhe Zaobao, zbLOHAS, Page 3 (4 July 2023)
(Exercises that can help reduce knee pain among the elderly)
NTFGH’s Dr Pang Khang Chiang, Associate Consultant, Division of Hip and Knee Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Ms Sarah Chen, Senior Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, shared advice on managing knee pain. They will be speaking at NTFGH’s public health forum on 22 July 2023.
• Lianhe Zaobao, zbW, Page 7 (16 July 2023)
背痛 (Back pain)
Dr Eugene Lau, Associate Consultant, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NTFGH, shared insights on back pain in a series of patient education articles, and explained when surgery is necessary. He will be speaking at NTFGH’s public health forum on 22 July 2023.
• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (12 July 2023)
• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (13 July 2023)
• Shin Min Daily News, Page 9 (14 July 2023)
Jurong Lake District: S$50,000 for innovation projects that reduce energy use, carbon footprint
Mr Ng Kian Swan, Chief Operating Officer, NTFGH and JCH, shared that the partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Environmental and Water Technology Centre of Innovation will allow the hospitals to optimise energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
• CNA, Singapore Tonight (11 July 2023)
Pesakit paliatif Melayu/Islam meningkat, ramai pilih meninggal dunia di rumah (Malay/Muslim palliative patients are increasing, many choose to die at home)
Dr Norhisham Bin Main, Head of Division and Senior Consultant, Division of Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, NTFGH, explained why efforts to create awareness and provide knowledge about palliative care should be coordinated across different cultures and religions to build a society that is compassionate and supportive to those who are terminally ill.
• Berita Harian, Page 4 (15 July 2023)
Ms Chan Sze Ying, Senior Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, NTFGH, shared information on sarcopenia in a series of patient education articles, and how older adults may face mobility limitations such as standing up from a chair or couch.
• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (15 July 2023)
• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (16 July 2023)
颈痛 (Neck pain)
Dr Lin Shuxun, Consultant, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NTFGH, shared insights on neck pain in a series of patient education articles, in which he explained the common causes and treatment options for neck pain.
• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (28 July 2023)
• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (29 July 2023)
微笑忧郁症 (Smiling Depression)
Dr Daniel Kwek, Senior Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, NTFGH, shared the differences between depression and smiling depression, how to support loved ones suffering from depression, and discussed case studies related to the depressive disorder.
• 963 HAO FM (26 July 2023)
Dr Chan Soo Ling, Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, NTFGH, answered questions on whether hyperthyroidism can be cured, how thyroid levels can affect the heart, and if hyperthyroidism can affect female fertility.
• 963 HAO FM (31 July 2023)