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Pap Smear Procedure

August 14, 2017 Category :General Wellness 0

Pap smear, also known as Pap test is a procedure done to women wherein a sample of cells is taken from the cervix or vagina. This procedure is done to look for the changes in cells in the cervix or vagina which shows signs of cancer, or conditions that may result or develop into cancer. This is considered the best way to find out if a woman is in a precancerous stage, or if there are small, hidden cysts or tumors that may lead to cervical cancer. If these conditions are detected at an early stage, then cervical cancer can be cured, even prevented. Women are advised to undergo the Pap screen testing starting at the age of 21, while routine screening is suggested to women from 21-60 years of age. However, for women in ages 30-65, and their Pap tests are normal without positive HIV tests, Pap screen testing every five years would suffice.

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Normal or Cesarean Delivery?

August 12, 2017 Category :General Wellness 0

There are a lot of things that needs to be considered when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. From the nursery’s color coordination to the feeding bottles to be used and even infant formula. But of course, the most crucial decision is how the woman should deliver her infant – vaginal delivery through C-section.

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Low-Calorie Sweeteners for Diabetics

November 29, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Although it is recommended for people with diabetes to minimize their sugar intake, they don’t really need to be outlawed from sugar. They can still enjoy sweet tasting food without having to worry about carbohydrates and possible increase of glucose in the blood, just by using low-calorie sweeteners. This is one way of reducing sugar intake without losing the taste of food. Keep in mind that diabetics don’t need to go a hundred percent sugar free. Balance is always the key.

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Health Benefits of Pocari Sweat

August 9, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Nowadays, people are so active when it comes to doing things. They are focused on doing the things that they want. These people are so enthusiastic in achieving the things that they want to have. This concept applies to the young adults who keep on working for themselves. Young people tend to work more because of the ideas that they have in mind. Being an active person is an understatement of what they do and who they are. It is simply because they do more because this is what they think that they should be doing. But then, working must not the only thing that they must do in the world. They must also have the things that would challenge them as well. This challenge can be called ‘relaxing.’ To relax may be hard to do. But, young adults are required for this will surely give them enough will to carry on other tasks.

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Eye Drops to Eliminate Cataract

February 22, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. The lens inside the eye works focusing light onto the retina for clear vision and eye focus. This lens is primarily made of water and protein. However, some of the protein cluster together as people age to create cloud like areas in the lens. This is called senile cataracts and it grows larger until it gets in the way for letting light in making it harder and harder for a person to see. Hence, cataract is the most common cause of blindness.

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Herbal Cure for Constipation

January 15, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Constipation is a condition characterized by infrequent bowel movements wherein stools are characterized as dry, hard and difficult to pass. Constipation can affect a person’s health because excreting body waste is an important regular activity for human else, the waste and toxins in it can contaminate or poison the body in the long run. A person suffering from constipation however need not worry because there are many herbal remedies for constipation.

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Calamansi for Weight Loss

January 14, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Calamansi or golden lime is a small citrus fruit popular in the Philippines and primarily used as condiment. It is usually added to soy sauce or fish sauce as well as directly to dishes to provide sour taste or flavour to food. As a citrus fruit, calamansi is also used to make juices.

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Top 20 High Fiber Food

November 8, 2014 Category :General Wellness 0

Fiber is one of the most important nutrition that we can get from natural food.  It can help lower blood sugar for diabetics, cut cholesterol for hypertensive and obese individuals, and may even prevent cancer in general. For many people, fiber is especially important for attaining a lean, slim and sexy body.  Here under the top 20 high fiber food. » Continue Reading

MMC Diabetes Care Center

August 30, 2014 Category :General Wellness 1

Founded in 1984, the Makati Medical Center Diabetes Care Center or MMC Diabetes Care Center, is the first diabetes educational clinic in Asia to help people with diabetes live fuller lives.

The MMC Diabetes Care Center was conceptualized amidst the growing diabetic population in the Philippines. Inspired by Dr. Joslin’s principle that in diabetes “he who knows the most lives the longest” Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, opened the first diabetes education clinic in coordination with Dr. Raul G. Fores who provided the home of the clinic in Makati Medical Center. The Diabetes Education Clinic Staff, Ms. Susan Trinidad R.N., Ms Victoria Santiago,R.N., and Ms. Imelda Cardino R.N.D., were the first diabetes educators in the Philippines which focused on diabetes foot and wound care, nutrition counselling, insulin pump installation, computerized glucose monitoring record, and ankle brachial index measurement. Through the years, the clinic expanded its program to provide not just education but total diabetes care providing access to diabetes care products.

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Ballroom Dance for Diabetics

July 4, 2014 Category :General Wellness 0

Ballroom Dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. There are different types of ballroom dances such as tango, bolero, cha-cha, foxtrot, hip hop, hustle, jive, meringue, paso doble, rumba, salsa, samba, swing and waltz among others. Each type of dance involves a complex and specific movement and rhythmic pattern of the feet and body that is accompanied by music.

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