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Hey, ladies. A great financial life should start with great health. If you’re looking for ways to jumpstart your journey to great health, join Athena Milk’s All-Women’s Run on March 19, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia. Registration is ongoing so register ASAP.
In my second post about our dengue experience, let me share with you some more things we learned about dengue. Please keep in mind that symptoms of dengue vary and what my husband experienced may not necessarily appear in other people. But it’s important to know what the possible symptoms are. (more…)
My husband is recovering from dengue. Although I don’t normally discuss detailed health issues in my money blog, I’m sharing what we experienced in the hopes of helping others. While we were in National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) where my husband was confined, I tried looking for dengue information online. Sure, there is a lot of information but what I found seriously lacking were blog posts of personal dengue experiences. I wanted to read on first-hand experiences to see how they coped. (more…)
I thought the days of doctors doing house calls are over. I mean, do you remember the last time that your family physician visited you at home? I certainly don’t. The only time I see doctors doing house calls is when I watch old movies.
But it looks like those days are being revived. Health maintenance organization (HMO) Health First has piloted medical house calls. By just dialing 858-1600, its medical staff or physicians can deliver non-urgent medical care right at your doorstep. Services include primary and specialty consultations, treatment of common illnesses, medicine prescriptions and renewal, post-hospitalization care, family vaccinations, routine screenings, and more.
Its pilot run covers Pasig, Mandaluyong, Quezon City and San Juan. The service is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 8 AM to 5 PM. For more information, visit Health First. You can also email email@example.com or call 0917-8661446.
PGH’s Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. and Phi Lambda Delta Sorority presents Rx: A Work of HeART. This is a benefit fashion show for the indigent patients in the medical wards of Philippine General Hospital and Sinag Tala Home for the Boys.
The fashion show will be on Nov. 28, 2010, 6 PM, at Greenbelt 5. You may participate by buying any item from the Greenbelt stores (see poster). At least 20% of your purchase will go to the foundation. Just say it’s for SAGIP, and you’ll be asked to fill up a form. You also have the option to model your purchase during the show. For more details, you can also visit its website.
If you’re looking for affordable health services for you, your family or even household help, you may want to check Health First.
My readers who are beauty enthusiasts would be happy to know that anti-aging product Celeteque Advanced is slashing P250 off for every bottle you purchase this August. The promo is in celebration of its first anniversary.
This means that with an SRP of P599, you can now get Celeteque Advanced for only P349.
For all running enthusiasts and aspiring runners, registration for Unilab’s Run United for Wellness is now open. To register, just visit the Run United for Wellness website.
Here’s the Run United poster for other details:
Last Tuesday, I had to rush somebody in my family to the Philippine Heart Center because he was complaining of headaches, dizziness and nausea.
We proceeded to the Emergency Room of Heart Center upon the advise of a relative. We arrive at 11 AM and had him checked. The ER doctor asked us if he wants be confined and we agreed.
It took us seven hours before we could get a room. In those seven hours, we had to stay at the ER because there was nowhere else to stay. It was a sad and heartbreaking sight, I tell you.
I got to talk to one patient who has been at the ER since 6 AM of that day. She said she was on a wait list because all the rooms are booked. She said she came all the way from Lucena City upon the referral of her doctor. She was accompanied by her son. She also told me that a couple of patients have also been waiting since the day before, Monday.
I assumed that these patients are waiting for a bed in the charity ward. We were fortunate because we have the ability to pay and was able to get a semi-private room even though it took us seven hours of waiting. But what about these people, who can’t afford anything?
I also saw another elderly patient in the afternoon, who was wheeled in by her grandnieces/grandnephews. They wanted to confine their grandaunt for her pulmonary condition but was unable to do so because all the rooms–all kinds!–were still booked.
I overheard the grandniece saying that FEU General Hospital in Fairview, Quezon City was also booked and the only room available is the P4,200/day kind. She said they couldn’t afford it.
It was sad and heartbreaking because it takes so much to maintain one’s health. Hospitals and medicines are very expensive and not all people can afford healthcare. When I become rich, I’ll build a hospital or donate several rooms for the less-fortunate.
Have you seen the new Enervon Prime TV commercial? I first saw this on Facebook and it was an “awww….” moment for me.
My dad is 70 years old and I’m fortunate that his memory is still good. I can relate to this TV commercial because I dote on my father and think of him as the most decent guy I’ve ever known and will ever know. I hope you like this TV commercial just as much as I do.