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A peek into the future of medicine

The stable of medical entities under MWH Holdings runs on the belief that medicine's greater potential lies in preventing disease, not curing it.

Dr Lim with a 3D image of a heart created from a patient's cardiac scan. He says seeing such clear renditions of their problems moves patients to make lifestyle changes.

BEFORE the discovery of microbes, mutations and other causes of disease, curing illness was medicine's main purpose. Sickness seemed to appear out of nowhere and was blamed on everything from the weather to divine retribution for sins.

Armed with current knowledge of how disease...