Be one with nature for a healthier, happier life

Educators encouraged to include lessons about nature We may be living in concrete jungles or cooped up within the four walls of our homes, but this does not have to stop us from being with nature to achieve a healthier mind and disposition. Being with nature also promotes a more sustainable lifestyle. Sarah Queblatin, Permaculture Designer and Educator, Co-founder and Executive Director Green Releaf Initiative, … Continue reading Be one with nature for a healthier, happier life

HealthNow helps one deal with emotional, mental health issues

Download HealthNow on Android and iOS or dial 2919 for HOPELINE Filipinos have been ranked third among the most optimistic consumers across 14 economies in Asia-Pacific. However, depression and other mental health conditions have been on the rise since the pandemic hit last year. In fact, New Good Feelings (NGF) Mindstrong’s 24/7 suicide hotline HOPELINE alone received a total of 30,452 calls in 2020 — … Continue reading HealthNow helps one deal with emotional, mental health issues

Vegan hair care from The Body Shop

Get healthier, shinier hair and help protect it from daily pollution Hair has an attitude and identity. It tells a powerful story about who you are. This is why it’s so important to keep it in root-to-tip shape. Luckily, The Body Shop’s new vegan haircare routines are here to help your hair look and feel as powerful as you, so you can keep telling your … Continue reading Vegan hair care from The Body Shop

Iloilo Province boosts COVID-19 healthcare facilities

Iloilo province will establish COVID-19 critical care units in Level 1 hospitals The Iloilo provincial government is boosting the capacity of its healthcare facilities to respond to the surge of COVID-19 cases and the advent of new variants. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said the province will establish COVID-19 critical care units in Level 1 hospitals to capacitate them in treating severe or critical COVID-19 patients. … Continue reading Iloilo Province boosts COVID-19 healthcare facilities

Lifetrack’s medical imaging enables better healthcare

Lifetrack Medical Systems, a growing health-tech startup and one of the 2020 Emerge X Competition winners, joins hands with Microsoft to further accelerate its innovations in medical imaging and enable better healthcare access for people in developing markets. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the world does not have access to basic radiology. In the Philippines, for every 100 million Filipinos, there are … Continue reading Lifetrack’s medical imaging enables better healthcare

Megaworld to complete personnel vaccination by July

Following Megaworld’s rollout of its free vaccination program for employees and stakeholders last week, Megaworld reports that it has completed the vaccination of 95 percent of its office-based employees, mostly in Metro Manila. This is equivalent to around 2,300 out of the 2,430 employees currently assigned in the various office locations of the company such as Eastwood City, Uptown Bonifacio, and McKinley Hill. Aside from … Continue reading Megaworld to complete personnel vaccination by July

Globe customers get free Covid-19 protection, insurance

GInsure offer until July 31 only With the growing concern for health, job security, and the expenses that come with being sick, Filipinos need additional protection to keep them prepared for the unexpected. Globe responds to this need by providing its customers free insurance for medical expenses and income loss. In partnership with GCash and Singlife, Globe is giving its mobile customers free three-month GInsure … Continue reading Globe customers get free Covid-19 protection, insurance

The ABCD of healing from trauma

Ways to find find healing after a traumatic experience Going through deeply distressing events shatters our sense of security. These may leave us struggling with emotions that have long-term physical and mental effects on leading to trauma. Some of these events include forced isolation, losing a loved one, physical and verbal abuse, natural disasters, or other extraordinary experiences. While everyone has their own traumatic experiences, … Continue reading The ABCD of healing from trauma

Cebu Pacific carries over 1.78-M vaccine doses across PH

31% of Cebu Pacific line pilots and crew already vaccinated Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, has already flown over 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to 15 key domestic provinces since March 2021, with Cebu and Roxas as new destinations. This is in line with the airline’s continuous efforts to support our country’s goal to inoculate 58 to 70 million people to achieve herd immunity by … Continue reading Cebu Pacific carries over 1.78-M vaccine doses across PH

3 tips for better mental health

TAYO Naman! provides education advocates the knowledge to care for their mental health There are five basic emotions: joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust, which when triggered causes physiological responses and results to either positive and negative behaviors. Dr. Marc Eric S. Reyes, Life Member of the Philippine Mental Health Association Inc. and President of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, stressed the need to … Continue reading 3 tips for better mental health

CEB offers RT-PCR swab test for only P2,500

Cheapest antigen test for only P700 also available The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), ramps up its Test Before Boarding (TBB) process as it now offers the cheapest RT-PCR test at only P2,500 versus other local carriers, exclusively for its passengers. CEB offers the RT-PCR test through its two accredited partners –Health Metrics, Inc. (HMI) and Safeguard DNA Diagnostics Inc. (SDDI). This special … Continue reading CEB offers RT-PCR swab test for only P2,500

DOH’s data system monitors Covid-19 cases real-time

DOH is working closely with Microsoft and Info Alchemy to improve the DDC With the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH), recently upgraded their “DOH Data Collect (DDC) Dashboards” to give timely information of various metrics like bed capacities and service availability, COVID-19 commodities and supplies, and the vaccine administration program to the Local Government Units and health facilities throughout … Continue reading DOH’s data system monitors Covid-19 cases real-time