The Unforgettables – Dr Tan’s winning entry

In 2013, Novartis Singapore organized a Social Project called The Unforgettables. During this competition, the public and healthcare professionals alike were encouraged to write essays on they experience taking care of the elderly and to share tips on how to better take care of them. Dr Tan’s entry was one of the 4 winners of the competition. The prize money was donated to RSVP and AWWA.                   Read Dr. Tan’s entry here: Realizing mortality It is often said that youth is...

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A great resource – The STD Project

                          There is a lot of junk on the internet especially relating to information on STD and HIV. It is therefore really refreshing to see a website with quality content. I am talking about The STD Project. This website was started by a great lady called Jenelle Marie who left a high paying job and high flying career to spread hope and knowledge to people afraid of and suffering from STDs. The information on the site is factual and well-researched. The personal...

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VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold Pre-test Checklist

Participants for the VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold test should run through the following checklist before test day Pre-test checklist • Avoid heavy meals, caffeine & alcohol 2 hours before the test • You should be adequately hydrated an hour before the test • Do not exercise at least 2 hours before the test • Do not perform vigorous resistance training the day before the test • Do not consume any nicotine (smoking / chewing gum) 4 hours before the test • Come dressed in comfortable sports attire and proper running shoes • If...

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