Finding the right balance

Do you work to live, or live to work? Working long hours takes a toll on our health, but there are ways to fight it and live a happier, healthier life. If you’re like most people who are married to their jobs, chances are, you’re spending most of your time in the office, giving youContinue reading “Finding the right balance”

8 must-try products for dry skin

Product shots by Ramir G. Cambiado Chapped lips, sore red patches, and flaky skin are becoming a daily thing. Did you know that the colder the season, the drier the skin? According to Elizabeth McBurney, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University, “Skin gets dry because the wind and cold weather irritate it, andContinue reading “8 must-try products for dry skin”

The dengue dilemma

Health experts, advocates, and civil society groups express concern over the continuation of the dengue vaccination program. They support the decision of the Department of Health to withhold implementation of the program until safety signals are cleared; but will our legislators listen? Some members of the House of Representatives have motioned to defer the passageContinue reading “The dengue dilemma”

How I ran my first 21K half marathon

I know. Running my first 21-km half marathon doesn’t make an expert on running. But at least I finally mustered all the guts to finally run one, my very first 21-km half marathon in my 36 years of existence. So allow me to share with you my experience at least for some people who haveContinue reading “How I ran my first 21K half marathon”

A change for health (is coming)

Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial articulates President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s healthcare agenda which targets better health outcomes so one can live longer, free from the worries of high cost of medical care, and edified by the respect and high-quality service one gets from government healthcare facilities Non-communicable diseases remain the health bane especiallyContinue reading “A change for health (is coming)”

Media and diabetes

The roles of media in diabetes care and awareness Over the years, media has evolved dramatically from print to broadcast (radio and television). Today we have the internet that gives us access to information from unique online news, videos, forums, social networking, instant messaging, online shopping, and games – anytime, anywhere. Media is considered asContinue reading “Media and diabetes”

Plain packaging for tobaccos

WHO urges ban on attractive designs used by cigarette manufacturers as an effective marketing tool to entice smokers The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to call for governments, civil society, and other partners to support the implementation and promotion of the use of plain packaging as a tobacco control measure. According to Dr. Shin Young-soo,Continue reading “Plain packaging for tobaccos”

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”