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Product Review: Relief Hot Compress

“I’m getting old.” *sad*

 

I’ve been suffering from lots and lots of different ailments these past few months. Two of my major complaints are from my head and back.

 

Then I came across a “to-the-rescue” product at the department store in SM City Molino. It’s Relief Hot Compress. Hmmm, interesting!

 

The product costs Php 199 if you have an SM Advantage Card. However, if you don’t have one, I am not sure if it’s Php 399 or Php 499…but somewhat in that price range. Price-wise, it’s pretty amazing with an SM advantage card. Alright, let’s proceed with my honest review…

 

I bought the colored brown hot compress. It looks like a pillow but feels and looks like a stuff toy. It’s very handy, easy to bring anywhere. It has liquid inside. I am not sure if it’s water or any other liquid. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but, it’s an electronic hot compress. So, from the word “electronic” itself, I’m sure you get an idea or first impression that it’s rechargeable. If that’s what you think, YOU GET IT RIGHT! It’s very fast and convenient than the traditional heat compress. I think you only recharge it for about 10 minutes. Just plug it and wait for the indicator light to turn off then you can readily use it. This electronic heat compress helps a lot with relaxation. To be fair, it retains the heat for 30-40 minutes. It good enough to provide short term relief to your backache, dysmenorrhea or sore muscles.

 

There’s no need to worry about spilling. I’ve been using this product for more than 1 month now and I never experienced spilling of the the liquid inside. I’ve only found two disadvantage of this product:

  1. It smells a lot of burnt electric wire right after recharging. Sometimes, that bad odor lasts for 5-10 minutes.
  2. You cannot control the temperature.

 

This is my short/simple review. So far, it does its job very well. I can give you an update after a few more months upon using this product.

 

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Essilor’s “Eye Can Succeed” Bags Silver and Gold Anvil Awards

Press Release

 

Essilor’s Eye Can Succeed campaign through Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) won two awards at the 53rd Anvil Awards held at the Shangri-La at the Fort in BGC.

 

 

Out of over 450 entries across the country, Eye Can Succeed won the Gold Anvil Award for Public Relations Program on sustainable basis, and the Silver Anvil Award for Specialized Public Relations Program for its advocacy campaign for healthy vision.

 

The campaign helps Filipino public senior high school students to achieve better eye sight by providing free eye check-ups and giving free eyeglasses. EVF, the philanthropic arm of Essilor, is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences among the 2.5 billion people around the world and to provide opportunities to live a better life through better eye sight.

 

For more information, visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph/eyecansucceed, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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How to Have Clear and Healthy Eyes even at Age 40

Let’s give our eyes extra loving care so that we can enjoy clear vision even as we grow old.

 

People ages 40 years old and above often suffer from age-related health problems like near vision blurriness. Our eyes work long hours and we should nourish them properly. Having clear vision allows us to have happy moments with the people we love.

 

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A Pretty Face Deserves a Beautiful Smile

PRESS RELEASE

 

Liza Soberano—Hope Elizabeth Soberano in real life—has indeed come along way from her early and humble showbiz beginnings to her present stature as one of the most bankable young actresses.

 

 

Apart from innate acting abilities, Liza has one of the prettiest faces in the entertainment industry and has a beautiful smile that easily charms everyone she meets. Helping Liza maintain that beautiful smile for several years now is Dr. Steve Mark Gan of GAOC—the Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center, which has consistently raised the standards of dental practice in the country. GAOC has been Liza’s dental clinic of choice from the first day she sought its services.

 

“We’re very happy with the trust and love that Liza Soberano has shown the GAOC family all these years,” says Dr. Gan. “In return, we take care of her dental needs with the kind of love, expertise, and professionalism that only we can offer”.

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Top 10 Benefits of GINGER

“What does ginger help in the body?”

“Are there any health benefits from ginger?”

 

The benefits from ginger are quite impressive. Here are the TOP 10 benefits of ginger:

  1. Cold and flu prevention
  2. Migraine relief
  3. Menstrual cramp relief
  4. Morning sickness relief
  5. Heartburn relief
  6. Reduces pain and inflammation
  7. Motion sickness remedy
  8. Prevention of diabetic nephropathy
  9. Colon cancer prevention
  10. Ovarian cancer treatment

See how beneficial ginger can be? On the next blogs, I’ll try to post recipes involving ginger.

 

Be healthy!!!

 

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RxER on sale at P1,500!

Press Release

 

Can’t get enough of the recent 3-Day Flash Sale for RxER? Grab this second chance to give the gift of health! Get 1 RxER for only P1,500 (original price P1,998) when you apply online on December 8-10, 2017 and pay at any 7 Eleven and other ECPAY merchants nationwide. Please see list of 7-11 branches and EC Pay merchants by clicking this link: http://www.ecpay.com.ph/partner-outlet-finder/

 

Designed to give members utmost value and convenience, the RxER offers a new and specialized health care maintenance service that covers emergency, preventive and outpatient care. Best of all, there’s no age limit, no medical check-up required and there’s no hierarchy to be followed.

 

Patients requiring care for emergency trauma cases in MediCard-accredited hospitals will have an overall limit of P20,000. In addition, emergency care charges include an ER fee, professional fees and emergency medications directly related to the illness for the following cases, subject to conditions under exclusion: trauma cases within 6 hours from the time of the incident; burns; animal bites and accidental chemical poisoning.

 

Members can avail of emergency services for the above mentioned cases more than once as long as the limit is not yet consumed and the incident happened within 6 hours.

 

Outpatient services are availed in all MediCard free-standing clinics (FSC) and UROIC. Members can enjoy unlimited free consultations with primary care physicians and some specialists at FSC such as general surgeon, obstetrician gynecologist (for non maternity related cases), pediatrician, family medicine, general practitioner and general internist. Moreover, members are eligible to enjoy a flat rate of P350.00 for consultations with other specialists and 30% discounts on the following procedure done at MediCard free-standing clinics: all laboratory and diagnostic tests, surgeries, and dental procedures. Dental consultations are free including a one-time prophylaxis.

 

In addition, members also get financial assistance of up to P50,000 for accidental death and disability.

 

Membership for this 3-day flash sale is only P1,500.00 per person, who will enjoy no provisions for hierarchy, status and family relationships. This membership is already good for one year.

 

Just fill-out the online application form and pay for the corresponding amount at 7-11 and any EC pay merchant. Please click this link to see the list of 7-11 branches and ECPAY merchants: http://www.ecpay.com.ph/partner-outlet-finder/.

 

Once validated, you will receive your RXER virtual card via e-mail in 5-7 working days. Payment should be made within the promo period only.

 

To know more about the RxER, call our Customer Care Hotline at 884-9999 or email inquiry@medicardphils.com.

 

Don’t forget to view Terms and Conditions here.

 

Posted in Health, Lifestyle

Vaccination Myths and Facts

You may have completed your vaccinations when you were a child, but do you know that vaccines are not only for kids but for adults, too? Vaccines are among the most cost-effective health interventions available. They help ensure optimum health.

 

“Vaccines provide heightened protection against diseases, disabilities and even death. They prepare the body to fight diseases without exposing the person to the symptoms. Many believe immunizations are for children only. But you are never too old to get vaccinated. Newer vaccines are being developed and booster shots may be necessary to maintain the efficacy of certain vaccines. Vaccination is important especially if you have a chronic disease, are pregnant, sexually active, or if your work requires you to travel to places where you can be exposed to different diseases,” says MediCard president and CEO Dr. Nicky Montoya.

 

MediCard, a leading HMO provider in the country, debunks some myths on vaccinations:

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The Dangers of Side Effects Presented as Main Effects

In the medical world, proper use of words is highly called for because a simple mistake could complicate things usually unwanted for the patients. Because this field has full of jargons that mostly are too technical to not easily be sifted and digested by the general public, putting them in a layman’s term is indeed helpful.

 

A good example of which are the words “side effect” and “main effect”. These, are more often than not, interchanged or used instead of the other. Doing so is not just wrong but also dangerous to the people’s health.

 

A side effect of any substance pertains to the result beyond the main or primary action that is intended by the physician giving drug prescription. The doctor, likewise, foresees this extra consequence.

 

For instance, the patient might not be conscious of the side effect of unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body while using vasodilator drug called Minoxidil to treat hypertension. The physician, nevertheless, is very well aware about it, as well as other implications, such as burning or irritation of the eye, itching, and redness or irritation at the treated area. By and large, doctors suggest that patients should ignore the side effects unless serious and often alert the sick persons about their likelihood.

 

But not all the side effects are boon. They are bane, too, hence, they are often used as a therapeutic benefit in the pharmaceutical industry. Like the Minoxidil which, initially was developed to treat high blood pressure. People taking it reported an unusual side effect: Hair began to grow on various parts of their bodies. In this case, the downside of the drug is controlled and employed for a beneficial and therapeutic effect judiciously. It is noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription of two percent (2%) Minoxidil topical solution for hair loss in men in 1988 and for women in 1992.

 

An adverse effect, on the other hand, is identified as an outcome wherein the reaction occurs over and beyond the main and wanted action of a medicine. Both the physician and the patient don’t know about it as a consequence of taking such treatment. It can happen simply due to incorrect dosage. Undesirably, this is very harmful as it can exacerbate the prognosis of the disease. Occasionally, if the adverse effect is too serious, there might be a need for hospitalization.

 

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5 Effective Strategies to Prevent Dengue

Prevent dengue this rainy season!

 

The rainy season is definitely a refreshing respite after the blistering summer. However, it also comes with several illnesses and diseases and the most dreaded of all is dengue. Dengue is caused by a tiny bite of an infected mosquito but this little bite can cause serious health problems and could even mean death if not treated immediately.

 

“Due to the wet season, dengue-carrying mosquitoes lurk everywhere. As of now, there’s still no vaccine for dengue fever so the best course of action is prevention. You can do this by applying mosquito repellent, removing breeding grounds of mosquitoes and most importantly, keeping the immune system strong,” says Dr. Montoya, MediCard president and CEO.

 

To avoid serious health complications that dengue brings, MediCard, a leading HMO provider, gives a rundown on how to prevent it this rainy season:

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