Save a leg

Amputation among diabetics is increasingly becoming a last resort, as doctors find new ways of saving patients' legs. "As surgeons, we try not to amputate any part of the leg or foot, but it is often a necessary operation... to remove the gangrenous or infected part of the limb in order to save a patient's life or prevent serious infection," said Dr Chee Yu Han from NUS Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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A balanced diet keeps diabetes away

The leading cause of death in 70 per cent of the 400,000 diabetic patients is cardiovascular disease. Professor Tan Huay Cheem, Director at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), believes that everyone should pay more attention to, and adopt measures to control and prevent diabetes. Prof Tan is also Professor of Medicine at NUS Medicine.

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Caring well for seniors at home

Associate Professor Jacqueline Chin from NUS Medicine’s Centre for Biomedical Ethics, and her counterparts from the US and UK, published with a report to recommend appropriate national policies to support the provision of home care, the involvement and participation of hospitals and healthcare institutions in ensuring the right care processes are in place at home, training for caregivers, as well as emotional and social support to enable them to cope with the demands of looking after their elderly charges.

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Passion for learning, desire to serve

NUS Medicine graduate, Hargaven Singh Gill received the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement (LHL-OAA) from Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, and Culture, Community and Youth Sim Ann at a Special Awards Presentation Ceremony on 14 August.

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Class of 2023: The Journey Begins

While their parents watched with quiet pride, the 297 first year students slipped into white coats, helped by the teachers who would be guiding them through the next five years of their medical undergraduate studies.

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Key to artery health lies in LYVE-1 Macrophage

A team of NUS Medicine researchers led by Associate Professor Veronique Angeli has identified a population of cells called macrophages that coat the outer walls of healthy arteries and express a protein called LYVE-1. The researchers found that when these cells were absent, arteries accumulate collagen and lose their elasticity, becoming stiff and inflexible.

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Record student intake for NUS Nursing as interest in healthcare career spikes

The NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies today announced its largest intake to date for its Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree programmes. The 313 students comprise 279 school-leavers and 34 mid-career professionals, including mother-daughter student pair, as well as University’s pioneer batch of second career students who will be trained for careers in nursing, fostering culture of lifelong learning on campus

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