Dreaming big

Rachel Siew speaks to Priya Kulasagaran about living with a rare disease, managing non-profit work, and the power of perseverance. It is evening at the GS ARTCADE gallery in Petaling Jaya, and Rachel Siew Suet Li is in f...

Persisting through pain

A long-standing tradition of artists is to use their creativity to translate their pain into great work. For art photographer Nawfal Johnson Nur, the pain is literal as he suffers from ankylosing spondylitis. He speaks t...

Keeping hope

Spinal muscular atrophy is a rare disease that causes severe muscle weakness among those afflicted. Priya Kulasagaran speaks to a young patient affected by the disorder, as well as to people who are trying to raise more ...
Spinal support

Spinal support

How much do you know about your spine? These interesting facts are sure to amaze you! Quick quiz question: which part of your body do you think provides the most support to ensure that you are mobile? Do you think it’s...
4 possible reasons why your back hurts

4 possible reasons why your back hurts

Discover the ins and outs of common spinal conditions and how you can protect yourself Backaches are a common problem and the chances of struggling with constant backaches, increases with age. The pain from a backache ca...
3 important tips for a healthy back

3 important tips for a healthy back

Learn crucial steps that will help you take good care of your spine Imagine not being able to lift a box or even stand up from a sitting position because your back hurts. Maybe you can’t even get a good night’s sleep...
Health Heroes

Child Of Glass

For most of us, falls and accidents are part and parcel of childhood but for Evelyn Chuah, a simple fall can land her in the hospital with a dozen fractures and render her immobile for months. From the moment she was bor...
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Understanding Gout

Gout was believed to be a disease that afflicted only the rich but with an increase in risk factors, it’s now a possibility for just about anyone Gout is one of the world’s oldest forms of arthritis and it is known a...