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I am the administrator of FilipinoDoctors.org, the 1-Stop resource for health-related information and online directory of general physicians and specialists in the Philippines. Feel free to contact me at admin [at] filipinodoctors [dot] org.

Signs and Symptoms of Asthma

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The number of cases of asthma in the world is rising at an alarming pace. Heavy urbanization and deteriorating weather conditions play a huge role in this. According to the report of the World Health Organization in the year 2013, it is estimated that 235 million people worldwide have asthma and about 250,000 deaths are due to asthma. Asthma also affects many children and is considered one of the leading causes of chronic illnesses in this population. It can develop at any age from infancy to childhood but many children have symptoms by the age of 5. Thus, it is » » » [Read more]

Medical Philippines Expo 2014

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Philippines would be hosting a mega medical exhibition featuring 3 events namely: Medical Philippines 2014, Pharma Philippines 2014 and Hospital Construction Philippines 2014 from (26 – 28 November 2014) in SMX Convention Centre, Manila, Philippines. This 3-Day mega medical event is set to be the only medical technology and pharmaceutical event in Philippines showcasing more than 3000sqm of medical equipment technology and pharmaceutical related exhibits from international exhibitors! MEDICAL PHILIPPINES 2014, PHARMA PHILIPPINES 2014 And HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION PHILIPPINES 2014 are the only specialized medical, hospital and pharmaceutical events in Philippines that brings together an international congregation of Medical & Healthcare » » » [Read more]

Ebola Virus Transmission And Treatment

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Ebola virus is the only virus in the Zaire Ebola virus species. It is considered to be the most dangerous of the five known viruses within the genus Ebola virus. Among these five known Ebola viruses, four are known to cause severe and fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans and other mammals. These viruses are known as Ebola virus disease. Both the virus and its species were earlier named on Zaire, a country where it was first described. Initially, it was suspected to be a new “strain”, which is closely related to Marburg virus. This virus is a part of virological » » » [Read more]

Which Health Problems Can Cause Blindness?

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Some people are born blind or partially-sighted, but often, loss of sight is linked to other health problems. Here are some health conditions which may result in partial or complete loss of sight: Cataracts Cataracts are one of the most common causes of lost sight. They form over the lens and cause the vision to become very cloudy and blurred. Cataracts can often be treated very effectively with surgery, but in severe cases, it may not be possible to save the sight. Cataracts tend to develop slowly and at first, the changes may be very gradual and hard to spot; » » » [Read more]

Beauty Myths and Facts

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Beauty of a person is a characteristic that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Everyone wants to be beautiful and who are beautiful they want to maintain it. Someone cares of her hair, someone of face, someone of skin and someone of her weight. We use different types of prescriptions or formulae for different body parts in different ways. Sometimes we use the right way but sometimes we use such a formula that may harm immediately or later on. Therefore, we have brought some myths and facts which may help you to maintain your beauty. Let’s firstly discuss » » » [Read more]

Philippine College of Geriatric Medicine - 3rd Annual Convention

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The Third Annual Convention of the Philippine College of Geriatric Medicine focuses on the theme “The Changing Horizons in Geriatric Medicine.” The major objective of the conference is to look into the various issues of the elderly in the different horizons with a view to identify gaps and suggest measures to address them. Understanding the changing horizons of older persons is needed to effectively solve the emerging problems of the elderly. This annual convention will address educational needs of geriatric professionals from all disciplines. This is an annual opportunity for professionals in geriatric medicine (physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, health » » » [Read more]

Amazing Benefits of Jogging

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Jogging is the simplest and a standout amongst the most efficient types of exercises. Jogging helps you in keeping your body as robust and as healthy as you desire. As stated by the American Heart Association, aerobic activity such as jogging is the most secured and the best type of exercise as it requires only 30 minutes of your time a day. It can help you feel better and get you moving and going. Jogging strengthens the bones, develops cardiovascular health and helps you sustain a healthy weight. Continuous jogging will benefit our psychological and physical health in various ways. » » » [Read more]

The Pros and Cons of BOTOX

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Botox is a well-known cosmetic treatment performed to remove fine lines and wrinkles from the face. In this process, the protein is injected into the skin, which blocks the signals that are being transmitted from nerves to muscles. Besides its advantages, Botox has some disadvantages also which must be considered before taking any decision regarding the treatment. And these disadvantages are… 1. Painful treatment Botox is a painful process because it is based on the aching injections. These injections are injected into the skin by using fine needles. People who can’t bear too much pain or have a fear of » » » [Read more]

Shocking Facts & Statistics About the Cleanliness of Hospitals

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Healthy and fit body is significant for us to function properly. One factor of being healthy is having a clean environment. Indeed cleanliness is very essential. That is why it must be practiced at home, school, workplace and just about everywhere – both public and private establishments. One place that should practice utmost cleanliness is the hospital. Everyone who needs medical attention and healthcare go to the hospital. Patients are treated, given right kind of medications and proper care. But remember, recovery doesn’t always rely on medicines and drugs. Oftentimes, hospital environment plays a vital role in helping patients feel » » » [Read more]

Are You Overloading Your Feet?

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How Body Weight Can Affect Foot Pain Recent studies have shown that obesity leads to foot problems. As people get heavier and heavier they are ruining their feet. Studies prove that foot and ankle problems are linked to an individual’s weight and body mass index (BMI). Individuals who have higher BMI show a significant increase in foot and ankle problems. It is a fact that the weight does not even have to be significant to have an impact. One study found that a gain of only 10 pounds could trigger or exacerbate a foot problem. While problems vary from person » » » [Read more]