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Three reasons why you should put health screening on your to-do list

Health screening plays an important role.

MyDoc, together with HPB and IHP, is providing the most cost-effective health screening in Singapore for SME employees The life expectancy in Singapore is increasing by about three years per decade. However, higher life expectancy does also increase the period commonly known as the ‘disability years’. These generally refer to the years where the average person is more susceptible to disease and poor health due to age-related issues. Those who suffer the worst are people with chronic illnesses – such as diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and cancer. Most of the time, these people are unaware of their conditions. This unawareness blocks the way for proper treatments leading to recovery. So here are three reasons why you should consider getting yourself screened as soon as possible. 1. Allows for early disease detection and treatment Some diseases do not show clear symptoms in early stages. That is why 51.4% of the estimated 440,000…

Ask a Dietician: Can I enjoy a good steak if I have high cholesterol?

Hi Claudia, I just went for a health screening last month and it revealed high cholesterol levels than my normal range. I heard, it is not recommended for people with high cholesterol to eat red meat, including beef. This is quite a problem for me since I love steaks. Is there any way for me to still be able to enjoy a good steak although I have high cholesterol?

Thanks! Hello there, Cholesterol is a type of molecule naturally present in the blood. There are two types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is considered as the ‘bad’ cholesterol, since high levels of LDL may lead to a buildup in the artery which blocks the flow of the blood. HDL cholesterol is often called as the ‘good’ cholesterol. It absorbs cholesterol, carries it to the liver to be flushed away from the body. It is true that people with high cholesterol levels should limit their red meat intake, including beef. Generally, you should be avoiding saturated fat, which is resp…

Guardian Group on MyDoc: FOC and hassle-free healthcare service just a finger tap away

Ever wanted to ask a doctor or healthcare professional something, but didn’t know how to? Maybe you always have a headache after a busy day at work, or about your children get rashes in the morning.


Maybe you have a simple question that isn’t worth a long trip to the clinic or hospital. Googling your question will give your 1000s of hits, but which one is correct? This is why Guardian launched a public health service on MyDoc. Guardian public group on MyDoc app provides free health consultations The Guardian Group on MyDoc provides direct access to both doctors and pharmacists to get trusted health advice and information. This completely free service is the first of its kind in Singapore and available exclusively on MyDoc.
How to use the service Joining the service is very easy and anyone with a MyDoc account can simply select the Guardian Group through their care network and join. Download MyDoc for iOS or Android, or visit my-doc.comEasily register for an accountSelect your care networkSe…

Dr Snehal Patel judging Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia 2017

CEO and Co-Founder, Dr Snehal Patel, will be judging Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 for the Healthcare and Science category.

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list features 30 inspirational change-makers under the age of 30 from 24 countries across Asia Pacific for each of the 10 categories, ranging from entertainment, sports, finance, to healthcare and science. Honorees for the healthcare and science category include top scientists who published breakthrough medical research to successful entrepreneurs in the digital health industry, bringing quality healthcare to millions of people. Dr Snehal Patel is one of the three judges who put together Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 Healthcare & Science list For instance, Yuki Shimahara, an honoree from Japan, developed LPixel, a software and platform utilizing artificial intelligence to interpret and store medical imaging such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs to help diagnose diseases. Another honoree, Liu Yuchen, this time from China, is a surgeon and researche…

Leading the Asian Digital Health revolution

Singapore has always focused on improving the healthcare industry by focusing on innovation and growth. This has led to the development of a favourable business environment and a diverse medical ecosystem within Singapore which attract companies to invest in Singapore or use Singapore as their launch pad.

With robust regulations in place and strong infrastructure, Singapore provides a platform for companies to study the region and adapt to a very fragmented regional market. This also means that hiring talent is easier, as the best minds often congregate or are home-grown to suit the growing demand. The platform approach Therefore, Singapore is leading the healthcare innovation push towards digital delivery of services and integration to improve access and quality of healthcare. However, early attempts at creating an economically viable service that did not compromise on quality were limited due to reliance on health services and low adoption amongst both the provider and patient side. Th…

MyDoc & HPB partner to provide country-wide digital health

Integrated Health Plans (IHP) announced a joint initiative with the Health Promotion Board (HPB) of Singapore to provide enhanced health services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore. As part of this island-wide initiative, IHP and HPB will be partnering with top wellness partners; MyDoc; the top digital health provider in Southeast Asia, Performance Leadership; corporate leadership specialists and RewardZ, a technology solutions partner focused on corporate wellness.

Singapore’s SME industry includes 99% of the enterprises in Singapore and contribute to nearly half of the GDP, as well as makes up 70% of the workforce[1]. Therefore, this health and wellness initiative will be impacting the majority of the population in Singapore. Get your medical results on the go with MyDoc Singapore’s first island-wide Digital Health programme This corporate wellness initiative also marks the first island-wide digital health launch, with the introduction of MyDoc’s digital health programm…

Redefining the insurance game

The AXA Group on MyDoc MyDoc has partnered with AXA Insurance in Singapore to provide digital health services to their policy holders. This includes 24hr video and message consultations with doctors, as well as an online prescription service. The service is completely cashless and non-intrusive to policyholders, who no longer have to file claims after seeing a doctor. This is a significant leap forward in the process of providing healthcare coverage in Singapore. Using advanced data tracking, AXA and MyDoc can manage the healthcare claims efficiently and quicker than ever before, while still maintaining the patient’s privacy and protecting their health data. Manage your health wherever you are Patient-first healthcare By focusing on greater patient engagement and smoother experience, AXA is able to differentiate their service for consumers as well as streamline their workflow since all their data is tracked easily using the MyDoc system. Patients benefit from the cashless system and easy ac…