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Looking out for skin cancer
by Island Hospital | Feb 22, 2021 5:17:39 PM

Alongside cancers of the lung, breast, and colon; skin cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting the human population. While it often develops on parts of the skin exposed to the sun, skin cancer can also occur on parts of your body that are normally covered from sunlight.

The Importance of a Thalassemia Test
by Island Hospital | Feb 1, 2021 5:26:05 PM

Getting a Thalassemia test done is simple, quick and effective. It can prevent a lifetime of complications and financial burden simply because: you can prevent Thalassemia major by getting a Thalassemia test done.

Cervical Cancer: The second most common cancer in women
by Island Hospital | Jan 21, 2021 5:09:56 PM

After breast cancer, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Malaysia. In parts of the world where pap smear tests are not available, then it becomes the most common cause of death by cancer for women.

While cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women, the good news is that it is also the easiest one to prevent through routine screening. What causes cervical cancer? How can I prevent it? Does it take a long time for cervical cancer to develop?

Here are the answers to some of the questions you might have.

Heart Health: Frequently Asked Questions
by Island Hospital | Dec 28, 2020 11:52:17 AM

Taking care of your heart health means being mindful of what you eat to keep your cholesterol level down as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here, we shed more light on diet, cholesterol medications, hypertension and related issues

Source of FAQ courtesy of Healthy Heart Score, a patient resource from Upjohn Malaysia (a Viatris company).

Not Quite My Tempo: A Guide to Arrhythmia
by Island Hospital | Dec 10, 2020 4:22:51 PM

Think of your heart as a drummer. It works non-stop to provide a steady, consistent beat throughout your lifetime. Every beat this drummer hits sends oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body. When you’re engaged in exercise, it plays a faster tempo to supply more blood. When you are sleeping or in a state of deep relaxation, the drummer slows down.

Diet for Diabetes Patients: 10 Frequently Asked Questions
by Island Hospital | Nov 27, 2020 3:55:03 PM

The best diet for diabetics is eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for almost anyone.

Dietitians will often recommend a healthy-eating plan for diabetics that will help control blood sugar (glucose), manage weight and control heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats.

Diabetes or prediabetes patients can help keep blood glucose level in a safe range by making healthy food choices and tracking their eating habits.

What you need to know about diabetes
by Island Hospital | Nov 9, 2020 5:05:27 PM

“Keep taking so much sugar, and you’ll end up with diabetes” are words that follow us in today’s society. Whenever we order something sweet, indulge ourselves in dessert or celebrate with a big cake, there’s probably that one person who will mention “diabetes”.

Recognise the 14 Signs of Early Pregnancy
by Island Hospital | Oct 29, 2020 6:34:09 PM

You have been diligently keeping track of your monthly periods, measuring your basal body temperature (BBT) to see whether ovulation has taken place, and spending more intimate moments with your partner. One day, you realise that your monthly flow has stopped days before the scheduled date and start noticing changes happening to your body, causing you to ask yourself, “Am I experiencing an episode of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or is it a sign that I am pregnant?”

8 Common Digestive Conditions You Might be Experiencing
by Island Hospital | Sep 2, 2020 4:44:15 PM

Your digestive system is continuously at work throughout the day, helping to nourish your body and mind.

Common causes of abdominal pain
by Island Hospital | Aug 28, 2020 4:29:29 PM

Even though it’s often called a stomach ache, the term abdominal pain is often used instead because the cause of the pain may not originate from the stomach. The digestive system is home to our liver, gall bladder, intestines and stomach; a condition involving any of these could be a cause of abdominal pain.