Healthy turnout at ST Health Seminar

A capacity crowd of 500 people turned up for the second edition of The Straits Times Mind & Body 360 Health Management Seminar held at the Star Gallery at The Star Performing Arts Centre at Buona Vista.

Topics discussed during the half-day seminar included heart disease, which educated the participants on how to spot the warning signs, and colorectal cancer, the most common cancer in men and second most common cancer in women in Singapore.

After a scrumptious tea break, participants who were keen to find out how to prevent age-related knee and back problems participated in an insightful session with orthopedic surgeon Leon Foo.

Dr Chuan Hsuan Hung talked about atherosclerosis and how to better prevent and manage it. The last speaker, Dr Ang Peng Tiam, who has written stories of hope about patients who have bravely battled cancer, shared more such stories.

Ms Gwee Siew Theng, a 45-year-old marketing communications manager, said: “I’m grateful for the session that covered uncommon topics such as slipped disc and bone health, as these are some issue that most Singaporeans are not really familiar with. Doctors simplified complicated theories into layman terms, which made it easier for us to understand.”

Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, the event’s presenting sponsor for the second year, and Pomi-T® (United Italian Trading Corporation), also one of the partners for the second time, were satisfied with the turnout for the event.

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