The truth about heart diseases, stroke

In the past, stroke and heart attacks were associated with elderly people. So, individuals in their 20s and 30s thought stroke and heart attacks won’t affect them, thinking that they were young. And if they eat the right foods and were not sedentary, they believed cardiovascular diseases won’t hit them. Today, those can be falseContinue reading “The truth about heart diseases, stroke”

Play champions celebrate the first ‘Play’ advocacy week

In celebration of the National Children’s Month this November, Play It Forward and their partners – play champions – came up with different ways of participating in this week-long celebration. Happening from November 18 to 24, 2018, Play Advocacy Week is a campaign led by Play It Forward, Unilab Foundation’s therapeutic play program for childrenContinue reading “Play champions celebrate the first ‘Play’ advocacy week”

Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring

Even with the set of knowledge and skills acquired from his profession, medical doctor Erric Cinco was not able to escape the wrath of hypertension that runs in his family. Cinco, his cousin (who’s not even in his 30s), and the rest of his family members are all hypertensive. “There is a strong genetic tendencyContinue reading “Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring”

Mending a baby’s heart: Understanding Tetralogy of Fallot

We all hope that our very own babies won’t get sick. But when a newborn baby is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, no matter how early or late in pregnancy, it is already a loss that parents grieve. For Aries and Chillet Cabildo, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than discovering that their only child, Asher Carlos,Continue reading “Mending a baby’s heart: Understanding Tetralogy of Fallot”

1 in 4 Filipinos are hypertensive

It’s easy to know you’re sick when you have the signs or symptoms. But when you don’t, one day you’ll find yourself sick without a warning, and that can be very alarming. “Most hypertensive patients have no symptoms. The known symptoms of hypertension like headache, dizziness, nape pain, and blurring of vision are non-specific andContinue reading “1 in 4 Filipinos are hypertensive”