Category Archives: Wellness

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Ways to Soothe your Sunburn

Sunday, 24 May 2015 | Written by
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There’s nothing awesome about getting a sunburn. Sure, you’re pinker than usual but it’s not a glow that’s healthy at all. A sunburn looks bad – it peels. It’s painful. It feels hot. The first sign of an approaching sunburn is skin redness. This is the body’s way of requiring repair and is a result of the body’s dilating blood…Read More »

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Drink Up and Hydrate

Thursday, 14 May 2015 | Written by
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  We know that water is life and is essential for our bodies to function but few of us really understand how proper hydration ensures a healthy body. Insufficient water intake can lead to common and even serious diseases. In fact, secondary signs and symptoms of dehydration are often misinterpreted by some doctors as other unrelated medical conditions such as:…Read More »

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Avoid Food Poisoning and Food-borne Illnesses

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Written by
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  The food we eat gives us nutrition. But if we are not cautious, meticulous and aware on how the food we eat is prepared, then we are exposing ourselves to the danger of food poisoning. Food poisoning or food-borne illness is common but it can also be life-threatening. It occurs if food we ingested or the water we drank…Read More »

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Can Outdoor Play Battle Myopia?

Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Written by
Can outdoor play battle myopia?

  Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, means you can see things up close but have trouble seeing things far away. A recent article from the Wall Street Journal shared that researchers think more outdoor time could help prevent myopia in children. One strategy being tested is for kids to spend more time outdoors. The theory is that the longer kids are outside,…Read More »

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Managing asthma triggers

Thursday, 30 April 2015 | Written by
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For most people, summer is the perfect time to enjoy the sun and engage in outdoor activities. However, for kids and adults with asthma, summer can spell out trouble. The high pollen counts from trees and grasses, poor air quality, increased mold growth associated with high humidity, and escalated smog and air pollution can trigger asthma attacks during summer based…Read More »

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Keep cool and avoid suffering from heat stroke

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | Written by
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As temperatures in Metro Manila and other parts in the Philippines reach an all time high of up to 40 degrees Celsius this summer season, the Department of Health (DOH) warns the public against heat stroke. Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat injury and happens when the body can’t cool down by sweating because of dehydration. This…Read More »

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Common summer diseases and how to prevent them

Monday, 27 April 2015 | Written by
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While everybody looks forward to summer, no one gets excited about the most common diseases during this time of the year. Just recently, the Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public to take precautionary measures when they go under the sun to prevent summer illnesses and conditions. This includes heat stroke, food and water-borne diseases, sore eyes, measles, mosquito-borne diseases…Read More »

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Hemophilia awareness

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Written by
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Jeanette (not her real name) almost died during childbirth. She suffered from serious bleeding after delivery. Her baby was safe but doctors had a difficult time controlling Jeanette’s postpartum hemorrhage. She was bleeding profusely. When the doctors informed Jeanette’s family that her life was in great danger; her parents decided to call a priest to bless her. Jeanette’s husband, parents…Read More »

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7 Ways to De-stress This Summer

Monday, 20 April 2015 | Written by
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  It’s summer once again. While some are enjoying the warm sun and the beach, others are feeling the heat – literally, with the stress caused by the daily grind of work and personal tasks.   The intense warm temperature is not helping at all. Sometimes we feel our blood boiling and our temper rising. Here are a few ways…Read More »

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Stay-at-home moms & working moms: Why we shouldn’t pit them against each other

Sunday, 19 April 2015 | Written by
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On several occasions, I’ve read status messages and blog posts from moms about how it’s so noble to be a stay-at-home mom or a working mom. Stay-at-home moms (and their supporters) resolve into a litany of why they’re better and more selfless than working moms, while working moms think they have a harder time juggling family, career and time for…Read More »

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