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Posts tagged as “chronic illness”

COVID-19: Telemedicine clinic urgently needed for high-risk, chronically ill patients

A systematic review and meta-analysis, which included eight (8) studies of lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections and a total of 46248 infected patients from hospitals in China, has found that underlying disease, including hypertension, respiratory system disease and cardiovascular disease, may be risk factors for severe COVID-19 infection (1). It is crucial…

COVID-19: a patient’s concerns

At the end of January, I published an article titled “Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV): understanding the panic & overcoming it“. When it was published, we were in the early stages of the development of what we have come to know as the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, the number of positive cases…

Illness reactions

This blog is one of my many illness reactions. I created it almost a year after receiving my diagnosis. It was my chosen response to this new reality – the reality of being a patient. A few months before setting it up, I realised that as a doctor who has…

Chronic illness: what it means to me

Since my illness recurrence last November, I have been categorised as a patient with chronic illnesses (Read my article titled “Recurrence: a blessing in disguise” to find out more about what happened). Even though two months have passed, I found myself still grappling with the term. Hearing my doctors and…

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