Health Suites


Claressa Monteiro speaks with health and wellness professionals to bring you the most up to date information on our most pressing health concerns. How to keep our stress levels in check and how to make sure our children are their happiest and healthiest selves.

JUL 28, 2021
28/07/21 - Health Suites: Bringing bullying in schools to the forefront
On Health Suites, Claressa Monteiro and Sujatha Nair, Assistant Director (Educational Advisory), English Language and Literacy Division, and Madinah Begum, Educational Advisor and Senior Educational Therapist, Dyslexia Association of Singapore discuss dealing with bullying among vulnerable students.

JUL 26, 2021
26/07/21 - Health Suites: Employee Wellbeing in the post pandemic world
On Health Suites, Claressa Monteiro speaks with Betul Genc, Country Manager, Adecco Singapore & Spring Professional, on the importance of mental wellbeing initiatives in the workplace in the post pandemic world.  

JUL 7, 2021
07/07/21 - Health Suites: Community healthcare is the solution for healthcare sustainability in ageing Singapore
On Health Suites, Claressa Monteiro speaks with Dr Kelvin Phua, CEO of SATA CommHealth,on step-down healthcare being the solution for healthcare sustainability to support the growing aging population in Singapore. 

JUN 29, 2021
29/06/21 - Health Suites: What influences the parenthood intentions of couples?
On Health Suites, Singapore’s total fertility rate was a low 1.1 last year and Claressa Monteiro speaks with Associate Prof Yu Su Ling, Senior Consultant with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital,on a recently launched new study by theSingapore General Hospital (SGH) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) called, FertStart, to gather important insights on influencing parenthood intentions of couples. 

JUN 9, 2021
09/06/21 - Health Suites: We are failing our BP goals
On Health Suites, a recent study showed that less than 50 percent of patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia in Singapore achieved their BP goals. Claressa Monteiro speaks with Dr. Koh Kim Hwee, Consultant and Clinical Lead for Musculoskeletal Workgroup, SingHealth Polyclinics, to find out why and how to improve patients’ blood pressure management.

JUN 2, 2021
02/06/21 - Health Suites : What is Type 1 Diabetes?
On Health Suites, ahead of webinars on Diabetes to be conducted by the Singapore General Hospital this month, Claressa Monteiro speaks with Dr Suresh Rama Chandran, Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital,to learn more about Type 1 diabetes.

JUN 1, 2021
01/06/21 - Health Suites : Women and Heart Disease
On Health Suites, cardiovascular disease (CVD) the leading cause of death among women and responsible for 35% of deaths in women yearly remains understudied, under-recognised, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Claressa Monteiro speaks with Prof Carolyn Lam, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology and Director of Women’s Heart Health, NHCS and Dr Chanchal Chandramouli, Research Fellow, National Heart Research Institute Singapore (NHRIS), NHCS, taking a deep dive into the reasons why this has to change.   

MAY 24, 2021
24/05/21 - Health Suites: Does video consultation have a permanent place in medicine?
On Health Suites, Claressa Monteiro speaks with Dr Emily Lee, Family Physician and Deputy Clinical Lead for Remote Care Workgroup, SingHealth Polyclinics, on video consultation being more widely available in the new normal, and how it works at SingHealth Polyclinics.

MAY 19, 2021
19/05/21 - Health Suites: Cold feet could be a warning sign of heart disease
On Health Suites, Claressa Monteiro speaks with Dr Sriram Narayanan, Senior Consultant, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, The Harley Street Heart and Vascular Centre, Gleneagles Hospital , on how our feet could provide early warning of coronary heart disease. 

MAY 18, 2021
18/05/21 - Health Suites : Living with a stoma
On Health Suites, Claressa Monteiro speaks with Dr Lai Jiunn Herng, Colorectal Surgeon, LAI Endoscopy & Colorectal Surgery, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre (Orchard) on the need and use of a stoma for cancer patients.

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