MICAH YVANA M. VARDELEON

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Chinese General Hospital-Medical Center’s (CGH-MC) digitalized radiology department is now fully operational, designed to provide “patient-centered” modern radiology in the Philippines, the hospital said. The new equipment will provide more accurate results with less harm to patients, the hospital said. The new unit was originally launched in March with Senator…

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Social media is “the new face of depression,” said Assistant Secretary of Health Enrique Tayag. Social media serves as a way to connect with loved ones and build one’s self-esteem but online bashing may result in depression, the health official explained. “Some people really have difficulty coping with bashing,” said…

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The Department of Health (DOH) has urged the public to be wary of six common diseases during summer. “We take the acronym ‘6S’ for common summer diseases,” Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial said. The six common ailments are “sore eyes” (conjunctivitis), sunburn, sipon at ubo (colds and cough), suka at…

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Epileptic women at childbearing age can have a safe pregnancy if they take proper precautions. Aspiring mothers who are epileptic are often wary about the risk of stillbirths and miscarriages due to their condition. However, epileptic women who have not had seizures for at least a year prior to pregnancy…

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Hemophilia patients have urged the Senate to pass a measure that will grant treatment fund for about million Filipinos affected with bleeding disorders. Many of those who suffer from bleeding disorders cannot afford treatment and are appealing to have the bill filed by Senator Joel Villanueva to be passed. At…

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THE Department of Health (DOH) plans to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) by 2030 as it committed to collaborative efforts with other government sectors. The World Health Organization defines NTDs as a diverse group of communicable diseases in tropical and sub-tropical conditions in 149 countries. High risk groups include people…

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Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center unveiled its advanced Revolution CT computerized axial tomography scanner, the first such machine in the Philippines and only the fourth in Asia. The new diagnostic tool was launched in a ceremony at the hospital last Monday, with the Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs…

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ON the day of hearts, give “heart-healthy” gifts or choose a healthy lifestyle. This was the heartfelt advice given by Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial on Monday, ahead of Valentine’s Day. There are other ways to be “sweet,” like giving poems, letters or love notes, instead of chocolates, Ubial said.…

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Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial advised everyone in earthquake-stricken Surigao City to disinfect water before drinking “even if the water comes from safe sources.” The people are encouraged to boil water for 20 minutes if they do not have disinfectant solutions like hyposol and chlorine tablets to purify the water…

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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd pushed for the strict implementation of the law against age discrimination to promote equal opportunities in employment. “The provisions of this order apply to all employers, publishers, labor contractors or subcontractors, and labor organizations, whether or not registered,” Bello said. Republic Act (RA) 10911 or…

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