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.

MAY 27, 2022
27/05/22 - Health Suites: How can femtech help women to know more about female health and wellness?
On Health Suites, a recent Milieu Insight Study on femtech found that 85% of Southeast Asian women faced difficulty finding information and resources related to female health and wellness. Melissa Hyak speaks to Juda Kanaprach, Co-founder & Managing Director, at Milieu Insight to find out how femtech can step in and help.

MAY 19, 2022
19/05/22 - Health Suites: Non-invasive tech to aid muscle recovery
On Health Suites, with an ageing population in Singapore, Mellissa Hyakspeaks to Ivan Goh, founder of QuantumTX,to explore non-invasive tech that aims to help people get fitter and healthier.

MAY 18, 2022
18/05/22 - Health Suites: Blood clots and flying post-Covid, what do we need to know?
On Health Suites, with the full reopening of our borders, and international travel starting to pick up, some experts fear the incidence of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) or blood clots in the veins, will also increase among Singaporeans as more people succumb to the travel bug, especially for far flung places. Melissa Hyak speaks to to Dr Sriram Narayanan, Senior Consultant Vascular Surgeon, The Harley Street Heart & Vascular Centre,to find out more and how to mitigate the risk of VTE. Highlights: 1:16 : What is venous thrombo-embolism (VTE)? 2:24 : How fatal is VTE? 5:05 : What are the risk factors for Covid-19 patients? 7:10 : What the symptoms of VTE? 8:39 : What are the risks of VTE for flying post Covid?

MAY 13, 2022
13/05/22 - Health Suites: What should we know about an underdiagnosed yet progressive heart disease?
On Health Suites, Melissa Hyak speaks to Dr Khoo Chun Yuan Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore,on an underdiagnosed and progressive heart disease called Trans’thyretin Amyloid Cardiomy’opathy or ATTR-CM. As it is underdiagnosed, how do we tell and what are the risks involved?

MAY 10, 2022
10/05/22 - Health Suites: The rise of dry eye disease amid the pandemic, what should we know about it?
On Health Suites, the neverending exposure to digital screens have very real eye health consequences - among them, dry eye disease, which may sound rather mild, but can be a serious condition!   Melissa Hyakspeaks to Professor Louis Tong, Principal Clinician Scientist & Head of the Ocular Surface Research Group, @ Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), and Senior Consultant, Corneal & External Eye Disease Department, @ Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and Dr Pat Lim is Head, TCM Ophthalmology Department, Chief Physician and Board Vice Chairman, Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution (SCHMI),to find out more.  

APR 27, 2022
27/04/22 - Health Suites: The causes and impact of ear infections that we are unaware of
On Health Suites, Claressa Monteiro speaks to Dr Rebecca Heywood, Consultant ENT specialist and Cochlear implant surgeon, Advanced ENT Centre, Gleneagles Medical Centre,about common ear infections, what we should be aware of.  

APR 26, 2022
26/04/22 - Health Suites: Non-surgical, reversible procedure to lose pandemic weight
On Health Suites, the last couple of pandemic years has had an unwanted side effect for some of us, where nearly 4 in 10 Singaporeans gained weight since the pandemic. Claressa Monteiro speaks to Dr. Ravishankar Asokkumar, Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, SGHto find out more about a non-surgical, reversible procedure that helps patients “jump-start” weight loss journey amid rising obesity rates. Highlights of conversation: 4:08 Weight gain trend in Singapore during pandemic 5:25 Rising obesity rate in Singapore and globally 8:05 What is this non-surgical and reversible procedure? 12:15 Who is best suited for this procedure? 12:38 What is the success rate? 

APR 20, 2022
20/04/22 - Health Suites: Advanced treatment for a common sleep disorder
On Health Suites, sleep, we all need it, but for some of us it can be elusive, especially quality sleep in our busy stressful modern lives. To find out more, Claressa Monteiro speaks to Dr Phua Chu Qin, Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital,on the sleep condition: sleep apnea. Highlights of the conversation: 1:54 What is obstructive sleep apnea? 4:36 What are the signs and symptoms? 6:25 How can people who live alone get diagnosed? 10:57 Is sleep apnea curable? 16:45 What can be done to prevent sleep apnea?

APR 19, 2022
19/04/22 - Health Suites: New therapy to the rescue of eczema
On Health Suites, atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is the most common skin disorder in Singapore, affecting 11% of all Singaporean adults. Claressa Monteiro speaks to Dr Roland Chu, Consultant Dermatologist at Loke Skin Clinic,to better understand this often distressing condition and the new therapies that have entered the market.  Highlights of the conversation: 2:05 What are the causes of eczema?  5:25 What is the impact of eczema? 7:15 What are the new treatments? 10:19 Do the new treatments apply to every eczema patient? 13:12 What can be done to prevent outbreaks?  

APR 18, 2022
18/04/22 - Health Suites: Understanding headaches and how to navigate the pain
On Health Suites, Claressa Monterio speaks to Dr. Wee Chee Keong, Senior Consultant Neurologist and Founder of Capernaum Neurology,to discuss the high prevalence of headaches in Singapore.   

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