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Handy health guide for older women
by Christina Ng

THE problem of mature women not keeping tabs on their health has spurred a non-profit education centre to create a simple guide to make it easier to track their ailments.

The 81-page My Health Guide comes in a hard plastic folder and contains information on common health woes faced by women above the age of 40.

It was launched by The Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully (Wings) on Monday at its Junction 8 office in Bishan.

The guide, on sale for $10, was put together in nine months with the help of a grant from the Council of Third Age, an independent organisation that promotes active ageing among seniors.

It offers bite-sized information on issues such as stress management and incontinence, as well as tips for maintaining or improving one's health.

There are also charts for users to keep track of their current condition, advice on health problems to look out for and tips for living well.

It also contains a directory of key health organisations.

Dr Kanwaljit Soin, 69, president of Wings, said the guide serves as a reference for women to use as a basis for their health expectations.

"I don't think many women track their health conditions these days," said Dr Soin, who is an orthopaedic surgeon.

She added that women are more likely to put their families first and themselves last, making them less inclined to track their health vigilantly.

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My Health Guide is available at the Wings office in Junction 8 in Bishan for $10. Call 6250-1012 for more information.


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