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Posted on March 7th, 2010 by by AmyMD

A firefly on a moonlit night

Living in the province with the freshest of everything is a blessing I enjoyed ever since I was young. And even animals that are rarely visible in the urban communities can be found in the provinces. And one of these is the firefly. As a child, fireflies are common sights at night. They would even […]

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Posted on September 26th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Drink water after two hours

Have you ever wondered why some people, Italians mostly, drink alcohol with their meals? Are they just being sociable or they cannot down their food without alcohol? Well, there is a medical explanation to that. As soon as our stomach fills with solid food, contractions start which marks the start of digestion. Some of us, […]

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Posted on April 4th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Did you know that?: On Circumcision

One activity that is a common practice during the summer is free circumcision. Millions of Filipinos take advantage of this annual event because recipients earn lots of savings from it. What with the cost of medical procedures nowadays, topped with oral medications to take after the procedure. But the question that should be playing in […]

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Posted on March 29th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Did you know that?: On Metformin

If you are familiar with diabetes, or has a family member who is diabetic, you probably are familiar with the drug metformin. It is a first-line drug in the treatment of diabetes. It is usually taken at 1000 to 1500mg daily. In a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Medicine 2008, it has been […]

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Posted on February 6th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Did you know that?: On Dengue

Dengue fever used to be known only as a disease during the rainy season. When the rains come, people are advised to clean their backyards, throw water collecting from old tires and cans left undisturbed and where the culprit of the disease may thrive. Nowadays, dengue has intensified into a year-round threat. We don’t only […]

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