Awards

Two issues of a magazine I worked on have picked up some international recognition — which is extremely gratifying and makes this somewhat crazy life somehow worth it.

>  The Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Lifewise (right) received an Honourable Mention under the Best Healthcare/Medical Publication category in the international Content Marketing Awards 2013. I contributed five articles, including the cover story, to this issue. You can view the entire issue here.

> The Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Lifewise (left) won for One-of-a-Kind Health & Medical Publications at the 25th APEX Awards — an annual competition that celebrates the best publications, campaigns, design and media internationally.  I contributed the cover story to this issue. You can view the entire issue here.

The wins were also reported in a national Singaporean newspaper. You can view the article here.

 

Cancer Control

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Regular screening and early detection — two things you need in your fight against the big C. This is a story I wrote for Lifewise Magazine, a publication of the National Healthcare Group and produced by Mediacorp Customised Publishing.

Click on the link to view the full article: Is That A Lump?

Beating Depression

Did you know that:

– Suicide is one of the top ten causes of death in Singapore.
– In recent years, suicide has increased among the elderly and the young. In 2011, the elderly made up 23% of all suicides, even though they constitute only 9.3 % of the population.
– From 2010 to 2011, the suicide mortality rate doubled among those aged 65-74 and those aged 85 and above.
– From 2008 to 2009, suicide among those aged 10-29 also rose by 70%, increasing from 64 to 91 deaths.

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In Person

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Profile (written in the first person) of Dr Kumaran Rasappan, who climbed Mount Everest for a worthy cause. This is a story I wrote for Lifewise Magazine, a publication of the National Healthcare Group and produced by Mediacorp Customised Publishing. Click on the link to view the full article: High Hopes.

Bone Health

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“There are no visible signs, no pain and no symptoms in the early stages. In fact, most people don’t realise they are suffering from osteoporosis until they break a bone.” This is a story I wrote on osteoporosis for Lifewise Magazine, a publication of the National Healthcare Group and produced by Mediacorp Customised Publishing. Click on the link to view the full article: Breaking Points.

Living with Dementia

TheCaringConnectionThis is a story on how being a caregiver to en elderly relative can be a challenge — and how to overcome these challenges. For this piece, I got to interview this amazing lady who lives in my apartment block with her mother who suffers from severe dementia. It must not be easy for her, surely, but she always has a smile on her face whenever I see her and I have nothing but respect and admiration for how she takes life on. It really makes you question how big a person you would be, if you were in a similar situation. Would your heart be big enough?

For Lifewise Magazine, a publication of the National Healthcare Group and produced by Mediacorp Customised Publishing. Click on the link to view the full article: The Caring Connection.

A Second Wind

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Transitioning into your silver years can be a chance for you to rediscover and pursue interests you didn’t have the time for previously. This piece I wrote for Lifewise Magazine (a publication of the National Healthcare Group and produced by Mediacorp Customised Publishing) featured three awesome individuals who redefined aging for me. Click on the link to view the full piece: A Second Wind.

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