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Diabetics should have their eyes checked to monitor for diabetic retinopathy

If you have diabetes, you may have to deal with its complications. One of the complications that may crop up if you do not...

Playbook to aid in COVID-19 uptake launched

Vaccination is so far the best weapon against the COVID-19 virus that has been hogging the headlines for the past two years. However, as...

COVID-19 did not dampen friendship goal to see the world better, together

With the changes and uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been easy to lose track of the things one would like...

Completing a heart patient’s recovery with cardiac rehab

Your father suffered a heart attack two weeks ago. He was rushed to the hospital and had to undergo an emergency coronary artery bypass...

Novartis offers solutions to medicine access problem through its access principles

A major problem emerged at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFMA) reported at that time, the COVID-19 vaccines were not “equally reaching all priority populations worldwide.” “Manufacturers, governments and non-governmental organizations must work together to...

Pneumonia vaccine should be made available to all adults—experts

With an ageing population and the need for a healthy workforce, the government and the private sector have to work together to make the pneumonia vaccine available to vulnerable segments of the population to protect them against this vaccine-preventable disease as well as boost morale in the workplace.

Overcoming immunity debt with nutrition

Now that children are back in school, it is important for parents to keep a check on their children’s immunity debt. Quoting a study conducted in France, verywellfamily.com—an award-winning resource for reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on pregnancy and parenting topics that matter most—said...

Operation Smile: Changing lives one smile at a time

In 1982, Dr. William P. Magee, Jr., an American plastic surgeon, and his wife Kathleen, a nurse and clinical social worker, traveled to Naga City with a group of medical volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates. At that time, the team only managed to treat 40 children. As they prepared to leave, the Magees made a promise that they would return to help more children. With that promise, Operation Smile Philippines was born.

Of Pinoy culture and CPR

Filipinos are known for their bayanihan spirit, where they have a sincere desire to help fellow Filipinos without expecting anything in return. However, there are certain Filipino values that can undermine successful outcomes, especially when it comes to performing CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This...

Sleeping your way to health

Now that life is slowly returning to normal, you will be easing back into your pre-pandemic routine of reporting for work in the office, meeting up with friends, among others.     While you are going back to the life that you missed, however, you...

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