Health

09 Mar 2017

Quit Smoking? Me?

Have you ever said to yourself or heard a friend say, “I’m trying to quit smoking”? It is undeniable that no matter how long you have been smoking, quitting smoking will bring about tremendous health improvements. However, most people who are addicted – yes, smoking is an addiction – find it challenging to break free from this bad habit. They might find themselves asking: Do I really need to quit? Ugh…. But it’s just too difficult. The idea of quitting […]

28 Feb 2017

IMU Launches Quit Smoking Service

Oral Health Clinic to champion initiative along IMU Healthcare and IMU Kuala Lumpur, 22 Feb 2017 – IMU, today launched the IMU Quit Smoking Service (IMU-QSS) that is aligned with Malaysian National Tobacco Control Program based upon World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) and MPOWER measures to reduce the consumption and demand for tobacco. Pending for approval by the Ministry of Health, IMU would be working as one of the M-Quit centres that supports the ministry’s pledge […]

16 Feb 2017

Malaria: Stopping the Bite

Malaria: Stopping the Bite

Malaysia is once again on high alert for malaria due to increase in number of cases and detection of a new malaria parasite in three villages in the town of Kuching, Sarawak. The newly discovered malaria parasite is identified as Plasmodium knowlesii, which is transmitted from infected monkeys to Anopheles mosquitoes which is then passed down to humans. What is Malaria? Malaria, primarily found in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites. There are five […]

23 Jan 2017

Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Knowing is Better than Wondering

Everyone gets aches and pains over time, but if you experience pain across your whole body for a lengthy period, you may want to consult  a medical practitioner. You may have a condition known as fibromyalgia. For people with fibromyalgia, the pain becomes a daily experience. According to U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, women account for 80-90 percent of all fibromyalgia cases. Fibromyalgia greatly impacts on quality of patients’ life. What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)? […]

04 Jan 2017

Food, Glorious Food: Can It Be Still Healthy?

Eating is one of the most basic activities of daily living to sustain life. Eating is not just about satisfying our hunger. Food plays a major role in health as the saying goes: You are what you eat. Hence, eating should be done in a healthful manner as good nutrition is very important in enhancing long life and good health. We benefit tremendously from eating healthily by not only improving our health conditions but also feeling better about ourselves. As […]

15 Dec 2016

Caroline Tan Phaik Choo Appointed Director for IMU Healthcare

28 November 2016 – IMU Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Tan Phaik Choo as Director, IMU Healthcare. Caroline will be overseeing the entire IMU Healthcare operations. Prior to joining IMU, Caroline was the COO of Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre. Before that she was the Chief Executive Officer of Tung Shin Hospital from 2012-2014. Overall, Caroline has more than 9 years of experience in the healthcare industry. A chartered accountant by qualification and a member of the Malaysian Institute of […]

09 Dec 2016

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Babies

10-months-old Zara has been having high grade fever with chills for the last few days. Her parents had been dutifully giving her Paracetamol every few hours but the fever does not seem to abate. Apart from the fever, Zara did not have any other symptoms so her parents continued to just monitor her at home. However one day, her fever became more hectic and she started vomiting her feeds and appeared listless. Her parents rushed her to the emergency room […]

03 Dec 2016

Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk of Broken Bones?

What is osteoporosis?  Osteoporosis means spongy (porous) bone. Osteoporosis is a condition where there is “thinning” of the bones and that affects bone strength (the word osteoporosis literally means “porous bones”). Bone is made of tough, elastic fibres (collagen fibres) and gritty, hard material (minerals). In childhood and adolescence, new bone is formed very quickly. But, as we get older, this reverses. As a result, from about the age of 35, we start to lose a certain amount of bone […]

02 Dec 2016

Shedding Light on Juvenile Arthritis

What makes a childhood? Idyllic days playing with friends at the nearby park? Scribbling strange words and doodles in the back of school workbooks? Happy days with the family at the beach? Perhaps childhood is best surmised with a mindset: the innocent mind without a care in the world, full of curiosity of the wonders of the world, and the feeling of endless hope and joy. A contented and happy childhood is to all of us the most precious and […]

29 Nov 2016

Gynaecology versus Uro-Gynaecology

Women today inhabit multiple and varied roles, ranging from office executives to serving as the glue that binds families together to designated caregivers for their friends, colleagues, children, partners and parents. Having dedicated their lives to the emotional and physical well-being of others, too often many women overlook themselves. Fortunately, there are dedicated and specialised physicians in a field focused on the prioritisation of women’s health. This field is gynaecology. The word gynaecology is derived from ancient Greek, with ‘gyne’ […]

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