Get protected against pneumonia


Get protected against pneumonia


Pneumonia is the second leading cause of death in Singapore and it can be prevented by getting vaccinated.   Pneumonia is a serious inflammatory condition of the lungs. It represents a significant healthcare issue in Singapore, and is a common cause of...
Coping with TB

Coping with TB

Last year, Zam Zam Binte Juma’at was diagnosed with TB. With a little incentive, she has kept on course with her treatment.   Last year in June, 73-year-old Zam Zam Binte Juma’at experienced chest pain on her right side and had trouble breathing. She and her...
Getting protected

Getting protected

With age being one of the risk factors for pneumonia, Singaporean artiste leaves nothing to chance.   With pneumonia being the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of hospitalisation in Singapore, seniors aged 65 and above are at higher risk...
Download your favourite icon

Download your favourite icon

Familiar faces make up a campaign shareable GIF sticker series.   You can still get your favourite icon. BBH Singapore and non-profit AWARE launched a campaign shareable GIF sticker series on International Women’s Day to elevate Singapore women role models. The...
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Two seniors share their experiences on getting the COVID-19 vaccine.   Seniors islandwide have been getting vaccinated, with some soon to be getting their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a Yahoo news article, Senior Minister of State for Health...
COVID vaccination for seniors

COVID vaccination for seniors

Get the lowdown about these vaccines and why you should consider getting vaccinated.   COVID-19 vaccinations have already begun for the seniors with those over 70 started getting vaccinated in February and those between 60 and 69, end of March. Still some are...
More ‘die-logues’ around end-of-life issues

More ‘die-logues’ around end-of-life issues

A new graphic novel addresses these complex, weighted questions.   Is life-sustaining treatment always the best way forward? A conversation about death is often difficult to broach – where and when do we begin to talk about the end-of-life planning for our loved...
A “surprise”

A “surprise”

This 79-year-old never thought he would get kidney stones as he takes sufficient fluid and has no family history.   Chow Tien Choong drinks eight glasses of water every day. So, it came as a surprise when he was diagnosed last year with kidney stones as...
Leave no stone unturned

Leave no stone unturned

Many complain of the pain associated with kidney stones, which can range in size from a grain of sand to the size of a golf ball. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments.   A number of celebrities have had kidney stones, which can range in size of a grain of...
Living with more than just diabetes

Living with more than just diabetes

Retired senior banker Peter Lim not only has diabetes, he also has heart failure and partial blindness. He shares his story to bring more awareness.   Peter Lim never thought he could get Type 2 diabetes. “I often travelled to Borneo for work and led an active...
Rehabilitation tips for seniors

Rehabilitation tips for seniors

Have a smooth transition as you head home for your recovery.   The myth that ageing comes with a lot of pitfalls is one that needs to be changed. Health sciences and advances in technologies have proven that one can age well with optimal exercise and good nutrition....
Let’s do the flamenco

Let’s do the flamenco

Flamenco Sin Fronteras’ community outreach programme has more than 20 seniors doing flamenco dance moves.   Sixty-nine-year-old Florence Ng has never danced before. Last year, she saw a flamenco group down the block where she lives and they asked whether she...
Going solo

Going solo

William Oh has been solo backpacking for more than 30 years and has compiled his own ‘house rules’, which he follows diligently.   There are those who backpack and who enjoy being in the company of others. But, then there are those like William Oh who would...
New treatment for coronary artery disease

New treatment for coronary artery disease

The drug-eluting cardiovascular device moves more naturally with the artery wall.   US-based Elixir Medical Corp has come up with a new drug-eluting cardiovascular device called the DynamX Coronary Bioadaptor System, which may improve patients’ outcomes further....