My Alvernia - Issue #37/2019

Publisher: Mount Alvernia Hospital
Category: Health, Women's Interest
Language: English
Frequency : Quarterly

MyAlvernia magazine aims to be a one-stop medical and health resource to inspire healthy living for all. Our diverse specialist doctors on the campus and hospital clinicians work with our editorial team on each issue to bring you everything from medical health insights to practical nutrition advice so as to empower you to make informed decisions about your wellness.

We are pleased to present My Alvernia #37 as we celebrate 58 years of serving all with love. We interviewed two Sisters and learned that the FMDM Sisters have in fact been serving Singaporeans for some 70 years and counting, more than a decade before the hospital opened. While a lot has changed, the practice of helping the community, among other things, has endured (pg 12). Colorectal cancer is the most common type of cancer in Singapore and it is on the rise. We learn more about its link with diabetes and how it can be treated. (pg 18). Finally, vaccinations are a scientifically proven form of preventive medicine against a wide range of infections. We look at the importance of vaccinations for the elderly (pg 36). For more copies or to convey your feedback, please email mah@mtalvernia.sg. Happy reading and thank you for your continued support!


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