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Liver Cancer: When is Liver Surgery Recommended?


Liver Cancer: When is Liver Surgery Recommended? By Island Hospital | Apr 30, 2020 11:49:40 AM If you place your right hand over the area under the ribs on the right side of your body it will just about cover the area of your liver....

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April 30, 2020


Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery By Island Hospital | Mar 23, 2020 3:26:24 PM Bariatric surgery is a collective name for weight-loss surgery procedures that can help morbidly obese patients lose weight by making changes to their digestive system. These changes are often permanent, requiring commitment to life-long...


Whipple Surgery offers hope and potential cure for pancreatic cancer


Whipple Surgery offers hope and potential cure for pancreatic cancer By Island Hospital | Mar 16, 2020 3:04:07 PM The pancreas is an important digestive organ located in the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. It is about 6 inches long, an oblong-shaped organ...


5 Possible Causes of Irregular Menstruation Every Month


5 Possible Causes of Irregular Menstruation Every Month By Island Hospital | Nov 18, 2019 3:16:57 PM Having your period is one of those things to expect will happen to you every single month, for 30 or so years of your life. It is just...


5 Danger Signs Not to Ignore – Your Kidneys could be in Trouble


5 Danger Signs Not to Ignore - Your Kidneys could be in Trouble By Island Hospital | Nov 13, 2019 12:53:55 PM You have two kidneys. They are bean-shaped and each about the size of your fists. They are located at either side of the...

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How well can you see?


How well can you see? By Island Hospital | Nov 5, 2019 1:44:57 PM Are you having a hard time reading your computer screen? Do street signs and addresses look blurry? If you can see things clearly when they are close to you, but the...

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Fat freezing – What you need to know


Fat freezing – What you need to know By Island Hospital | Oct 22, 2019 6:06:52 PM Frustrated over stubborn fats that just won’t go away despite exercising regularly and eating healthily? Worried about flabby fats bulging out of your newly bought clothes? If you...


Island Hospital Laser Treatment for Pigmentation


Island Hospital Laser Treatment for Pigmentation By Island Hospital | Oct 16, 2019 11:20:47 AM We all want ourselves to look confident with great skin to face the challenges in our daily life. Besides, taking selfies with friends are so common now and we want...


Why Are My Eyes Red: 30 Possible Causes


Why Are My Eyes Red: 30 Possible Causes By Island Hospital | Oct 16, 2019 11:20:41 AM 28-year-old, Lina, thought that her blood-shot eyes was heredity, and probably worsened by her habitual boozing and late nights with buddies in smoke-filled clubs. But as days passed,...

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Small but Dangerous: What is Prostate Cancer and how can I prevent it?


Small but Dangerous: What is Prostate Cancer and how can I prevent it? By Island Hospital | Oct 11, 2019 6:30:09 PM The prostate gland is often disregarded due to its small size. However, it plays a very big role in a man’s reproduction system...


Recognising the symptoms of common urologic diseases


Recognising the symptoms of common urologic diseases By Island Hospital | Oct 11, 2019 5:26:41 PM Urologic diseases are conditions that affect the ureter, urethra, bladder, and kidneys. While urologic conditions can affect both men and women, some conditions are gender-specific (e.g. prostate cancer) while...


Know the Characteristics of Heart Disease


Know the Characteristics of Heart Disease By Island Hospital | Oct 11, 2019 5:11:18 PM You are at the dinner table with your family enjoying a nice meal. Suddenly, you feel a sharp pain piercing through your chest and begin to break into a cold...

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What Do You Need to Know About Cancer & 9 Most Common Cancer and Signs


What Do You Need to Know About Cancer & 9 Most Common Cancer and Signs By Island Hospital | Oct 10, 2019 11:47:24 AM Most people know of someone in their family or a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer affects everyone – the...


Ongoing Torture, Make It Stop: My Palms Are Way Too Sweaty


Ongoing Torture, Make It Stop: My Palms Are Way Too Sweaty By Island Hospital | Oct 9, 2019 5:49:57 PM Ever been in a situation when your hands start to sweat? Or maybe when you are waiting for your health screening results? The doctors might...


Do I have Heart Attack? If So, Now What?


Do I have Heart Attack? If So, Now What? By Island Hospital | Sep 24, 2019 11:05:43 AM You are sweating bullets and need help to get up just two flights of stairs. You have no idea what is going on.  However, you thought you...

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in women


Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in women By Island Hospital | Aug 21, 2019 1:27:41 AM Women are more prone to contracting Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) compared to men. It is common that many women may experience more than one infection in their lifetime. This is...


The Most Common Myths Surrounding Glaucoma


The Most Common Myths Surrounding Glaucoma By Island Hospital | Aug 20, 2019 10:31:55 PM If you or someone close to you is diagnosed with glaucoma, or another eye condition, you may try to learn about the disease. However, you cannot believe everything you hear...

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How to choose an eye doctor based on your condition


How to choose an eye doctor based on your condition By Island Hospital | Jul 19, 2019 6:58:55 PM You are experiencing discomfort around your eyes. It can be unilateral or bilateral. In short, it can be your right eye, left eye, or both eyes....

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Diabetic Retinopathy


Diabetic Retinopathy By Island Hospital | Apr 11, 2019 2:43:49 PM Do you know that Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss? It is a well known fact is that diabetes is a dangerous and potentially life threatening disease. What some...

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April 11, 2019



Breast Lump


Breast Lump By Island Hospital | Dec 28, 2018 1:53:14 PM A breast lump is a localised swelling, bulge, or bump in the breast that feels different from the breast tissue around it or the breast tissue in the same area of the other breast....

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December 28, 2018


Liver Disease


Liver Disease By Island Hospital | Dec 27, 2018 12:04:20 PM The liver is an organ about the size of a football that sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. The liver is essential for digesting food and ridding...

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Gastroesophageal – Reflux Disease (GERD)


Gastroesophageal – Reflux Disease (GERD) By Island Hospital | Dec 17, 2018 6:00:37 PM Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus...


Uterine Fibroids


Uterine Fibroids By Island Hospital | Dec 17, 2018 5:57:45 PM Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never...




Stroke – The 3rd Leading Cause of Death and What Can You Do About It


Stroke – The 3rd Leading Cause of Death and What Can You Do About It By Island Hospital | Dec 6, 2018 4:11:06 PM On a family vacation in Bogor, Jonathan*, 52, suffered a massive stroke but refused to be taken to the hospital by his...

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December 6, 2018


Colon Cancer – What do you not know?


Colon Cancer – What do you not know? By Island Hospital | Dec 6, 2018 3:54:50 PM Myths and Realities of Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. It has been thought to be less common in Asia compared to Western...













Glaucoma


Glaucoma By Island Hospital | Nov 26, 2018 4:35:27 PM Glaucoma is associated with higher-than-normal pressure inside the eye (ocular hypertension). If untreated or uncontrolled, glaucoma first causes peripheral vision loss and eventually can lead to blindness. Globally, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness...

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November 26, 2018


The Importance of Health Screenings


The Importance of Health Screenings By Island Hospital | Nov 1, 2018 6:11:37 PM Health screenings are medical tests that check for diseases and health conditions before there are any signs or symptoms. Health screenings make early detection possible, when diseases are generally easier to...


Cataract


Cataract By Island Hospital | Oct 17, 2018 3:13:44 PM The eye’s natural crystalline lens helps us focus on people and things at varying distances. Unfortunately, as we grow older this lens often stiffens and hardens, and without its youthful suppleness, it loses its ability...

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Vaginitis: What Should I Know?


Vaginitis: What Should I Know? By Island Hospital | Sep 28, 2018 10:34:08 AM Vaginal health is an important part of a woman's overall well being. Vaginal problems can affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm. Ongoing vaginal health issues can...


Warning signs of Prehypertension


Warning signs of Prehypertension By Island Hospital | Sep 28, 2018 10:35:10 AM Prehypertension is a warning sign – a yellow light in the traffic lights of cardiovascular disease. It means that you will probably develop high blood pressure in the future. Hence, it is...

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Hypertension – the silent killer you need to know


Hypertension – the silent killer you need to know By Island Hospital | Sep 28, 2018 10:34:08 AM The symptoms for hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, usually come TOO LATE. It develops slowly over time, and can be related to many causes. Unfortunately,...

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Top 7 facts about Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)


Top 7 facts about Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) By Island Hospital | Sep 14, 2018 6:51:41 PM Coronary Artery Disease, also called CAD, coronary arteriosclerosis, coronary atherosclerosis is the most common type of heart disease. It is important to learn the basics and know how...

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Ovarian Cyst


Ovarian Cyst By Island Hospital | Sep 28, 2018 10:34:08 AM Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Women have two ovaries — each about the size and shape of an almond — on each side of the uterus....


6 Vital Tips to Keep Your Heart Happy and Healthy


6 Vital Tips to Keep Your Heart Happy and Healthy By Island Hospital | Aug 27, 2018 11:13:00 PM We often tend to ignore or forget, for whatever reason, the most important organ in the entire human body – the Heart. It beats 100,000 times...

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12 Things I Thought I Knew About Heart Disease – BUT ARE WRONG.


12 Things I Thought I Knew About Heart Disease – BUT ARE WRONG. By Island Hospital | Aug 27, 2018 11:09:00 PM Heart disease remain as the Number One Killer in many countries yet there are still so many false perceptions about it and it...

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Heart Attack in Women


Heart Attack in Women By Island Hospital | Aug 27, 2018 10:59:00 PM Heart attack is caused by narrowed heart arteries. When arteries are narrowed (a process called atherosclerosis), less blood and oxygen reaches the heart muscle. This is also called coronary artery disease and...

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