Combating childhood obesity

Health advocates pushes for ‘sin tax’ proposal on sodas, junk food Health advocates are proposing a healthy zone around school (within 250-meter radius) and stricter alcohol marketing to help address increasing childhood obesity. This was laid down by Department of Education and Nutrition Director III Ella Cecilia Naliponguit during a recent health forum which talkedContinue reading “Combating childhood obesity”

Rianna’s encephalitis/pneumonia medical care/hospital bills

This is 8-year-old, Rianna Jewelle Orillo-Bacud. She has been confined at Makati Medical Center, Philippines for more than nine months now. Rianna is ready for discharge anytime based on the clearance given by her doctors and can continue her medications and rehabilitation at home. Unfortunately, Makati Medical Center won’t allow her discharge unless we pay ourContinue reading “Rianna’s encephalitis/pneumonia medical care/hospital bills”

CPR-ready Philippines

Heart doctors await the signing of ‘Samboy Lim’ Bill before PNoy term ends Two years ago Samboy Lim, PBA legend who earned the moniker “Skywalker,” suffered cardiac arrest during an exhibition game at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Apparently, no one among his 20 or more colleagues present there knew how to perform theContinue reading “CPR-ready Philippines”

Diabetes kits

Blood sugar meter kits and strips With a dozen diabetes tools out there, how do you know what’s right and best for you? In an article by Linda Wahowiak in Diabetes Forecast, she surveyed some of her friends in the diabetes community who told her what features or devices they liked and why. Some ofContinue reading “Diabetes kits”

7 famous celebrities with psoriasis

Yes, celebrities get them too! In 2014, psoriasis was recognized for the first time as a serious non-communicable disease (NCD) at the World Health Assembly. All Member States recognized that incorrect or delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment options, and insufficient access to care causing needless suffering for millions of people worldwide. This year, the World HealthContinue reading “7 famous celebrities with psoriasis”

H&L magazine, editor receive PHA Media Award

Recipients cited for helping in CPR-Ready Philippines, 52-100 and other healthy lifestyle campaigns Health and Lifestyle (H&L) magazine and Mylene Orillo, H&L assistant editor, along with 25 media personalities, received plaques of recognition in the Media Award given by the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) on June 23, 2016 at the Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. The PHA Media Awards were in recognition of the remarkableContinue reading “H&L magazine, editor receive PHA Media Award”