Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. Based on the latest 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, it is estimated that 47.7% of Malaysian adults 18 years and above have hypercholesterolaemia, or high blood cholesterol.

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Thoughts on superfoods (and antioxidants) – Part 2

Thoughts on superfoods (and antioxidants) – Part 2

So where does all this information leave us? Well, hopefully with a little less enthusiasm for overdosing on “superfoods” and especially antioxidant supplements – the evidence suggests that they won’t fix any major health issues induced by bad habits, and indeed might make things worse.

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Thoughts on superfoods (and antioxidants) – Part 1

Thoughts on superfoods (and antioxidants) – Part 1

What can be pretty annoying are things which are extravagantly marketed despite the fact that they cannot possibly match depicted expectations. One such item is a fad called “clean eating” – this irritates me because the term implies that if we do not embrace the foods faddists suggest, then somehow we would be eating dirty rubbish instead.

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Palliative Care Awareness Month 2017

Palliative Care Awareness Month 2017

Initiated by Hospis Malaysia, ‘National Palliative Care Awareness Month’ aims to place the importance of improving access to palliative care services on the national agenda so that unnecessary pain and suffering from a life-limiting illness can be significantly reduced and properly managed.

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Integrated Care: What Needs To Be Done

Integrated Care: What Needs To Be Done

When integrated care is embedded in a community or neighbourhood, communication becomes easy. You won’t get ‘lost’ in the system as your medical history is collected, centrally stored and made assessible to your neighbourhood care providers.

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Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Did you know mental disorders will be the 2nd biggest health problem in Malaysia by 2020. That is 4.2 million Malaysians having depression and anxiety disorder. Check out the infographic to find out what you need to know this debilitating condition in Malaysia and find out how to prevent it.

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Integrated Care: Defining The Future Provision Of Care

Integrated Care: Defining The Future Provision Of Care

Trends are the sort of thing that comes and goes. Yet, they typically capture the moment and represent the times we live in. As of late, integration is a hot topic and buzz word in health care. As a buzz word being thrown around, integrated care as a term has been used loosely on various occasions. So, what exactly is the concept of integrated care, apart from an intangible impression?

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ACG inks MoU with UM in Continuum Care for older Malaysians

ACG inks MoU with UM in Continuum Care for older Malaysians

To lead a hassle-free life when they need care, a joint initiative between Aged Care Group and University of Malaya will be undertaken to provide continuum care for older Malaysians.

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Willing But Too Late

Willing But Too Late

Chris is frantic. He was supposed to meet with Mr Lee fifteen minutes ago but he is nowhere near the Lee residence. 45 minutes later, he was in front of the Lee residence. The maid came to the gate and she was not her usual cheery self. “Sir is in hospital,” she said.

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