Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Posted on March 30th, 2010 by by AmyMD

Onychomycosis and pedicure

Filipino women, that includes myself, are very fond of going to beauty parlors to get our nails cleaned. We call it manicure for theĀ  fingernails, and pedicure for the toenails. The process entails pushing the surface of the nail plate backwards into the cuticle. Then the cuticle is trimmed before applying the nail polish for […]

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Posted on October 17th, 2009 by by AmyMD

The pharmacists role

Whenever I prescribe medicines to patients, I always tell them to buy from leading drug stores in order to avoid fake medicines. Sometimes I even specify Mercury drug as it oftentimes is more complete and medicines are always new. But lately I get irritated when I send some patients to them because do not only […]

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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 September 6th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Medical Dental Mission from PCSO

Medical missions are a common practice here in the Philippines. Oftentimes, free circumcision, especially during summer, comes along with it. And as anything with the word “FREE” in it,these missions surely receive positive consideration from people. Juan and Juana will line up at the onset of dawn just to have a tablet or two of […]

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Posted on August 30th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Vegetables and Fruits: Gifts from patients

I distinctly remember when I was a child, my mom who worked as an RHU nurse, would be called for by local folks if somebody is delivering a baby. Most of these deliveries happen at night or at dawn. And my mom would be there almost the whole night waiting for the baby to come […]

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Posted on May 30th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Cervical cancer prevention

With cervical cancer as the next most common cancer in women second to breast cancer, and the leading cause of cancer-related death in women worldwide, it can now be prevented with the availability of the HPV (Human papilloma virus) vaccines. Now, these vaccines (there are two in the market) are designed to PREVENT infection with […]

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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 March 22nd, 2009 by by AmyMD

On Skin Protection

Summer is really in our midst. And going out of the house when the sun is up hurts not only the eyes but most especially the skin. Using a cap, or an umbrella and eyeglasses are just not enough to protect our body from the glaring heat of the sun. It is important to use […]

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Posted on March 12th, 2009 by by AmyMD

A way to hasten weight loss

I had been on aerobics and weight lifting for nearly eight uninterrupted years now. And my regimen has given me acceptable results and enough boost of confidence. Though I am not gaining additional weight, my body got accustomed to my 5-day-a-week work-out such that my weight plateaued. And no matter how hard I exercised, I […]

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