AUGUST IS NATIONAL LUNG MONTH! | August 2018
The month of August was declared as National Lung Month in the Philippines through the Presidential Proclamation No. 1761 signed by former President Ferdinand Marcos on July 24, 1978.
Our lungs are indeed very important and it is susceptible to many diseases. Luckily for us, these illnesses and ailments are quite easy to avoid! We just need to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
In celebration of National Lung Month, first and foremost, we are encouraging everyone to update your vaccination against the dreaded disease of pneumonia (pulmonya) most escpecially among children and our senior citizens family members.
REMEMBER: An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
LET'S CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH THIS JULY! | July 2018
UGALIING MAGTANIM, SAPAT NA NUTRISYON AANIHIN
Nutrition Month is an annual campaign held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. Presidential Decree 491 (1974) mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to lead and coordinate the nationwide campaign. Throughout the years, the Nutrition Month celebration has been institutionalized by schools and local government units as well as other stakeholders. This year is the 43rd Nutrition Month celebration.
This year’s theme is "Ugaliing magtanim, Sapat na nutisyon aanihin!"
This theme focuses on food production at home through the family's own garden. This is the food planted at home (inside our outside your home), in your little backyard or farm.
Common characteristics of food garden are:
A. Located at home.
B. Has different varieties of plants.
C. Serves as supplemental rather than a main source of family's food consumption or income.
D. Mostly small areas.
E. Very easy to start.
The Nutrition Month Theme 2018 aims to improve the healthy food consumption of Filipinos, food security or to be self-sufficient as possible with backyard gardening.
Having food gardens can help improve the family as well as the community's food security. If you have plenty of vegetables or fruit crops, you can even sell some of them to earn additional income for the family.
Remember this year's Nutrition Month central theme surrounds on the idea of family food gardening.
SCHEDULE YOUR FLU VACCINATION THIS RAINY SEASON! CALL OUR HOTLINE NUMBER AT 351.8888 | June 2018
WHAT IS INFLUENZA OR FLU (TRANGKASO)?
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
• Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
• Sore throat
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Muscle or body aches
• Fatigue (tiredness)
• Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
* It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Most people who get influenza will recover in several days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop complications as a result of the flu. A wide range of complications can be caused by influenza virus infection of the upper respiratory tract (nasal passages, throat) and lower respiratory tract (lungs). While anyone can get sick with flu and become severely ill, some people are more likely to experience severe flu illness. Young children, adults aged 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions are among those groups of people who are at high risk of serious flu complications, possibly requiring hospitalization and sometimes resulting in death. For example, people with chronic lung disease are at higher risk of developing severe pneumonia.
MAY IS CERVICAL CANCER CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH | May 2018
SOURCES: DILG (http://www.dilg.gov.ph/events/Cervical-Cancer-Prevention-Awareness-Month/663) & Philippine Cancer Facts and Estimates
The month of May has been declared as Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Month in Philippines to build public awareness on cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is malignant tumor of the cervix uteri or cervical area. Cervical area of the uterus, which usually called “uterine cervix”, is the part of uterus which connects uterine body to the vaginal. Most of cervical cancer start at transformation zone, place where endocervix meet.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the common cause of the virus. 99.7% of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV. Every women is at risk of cervical cancer, married, single and even those who has no experience when in comes to sexual intercourse.
RECOMMENDED COMPOSITION OF FLU SHOT FOR 2018-2019 | April 2018
SOURCE: World Health Organization
CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE 2018 | March 2018
SOURCES: PIDSP (Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines),PPS (Philippine Pediatric Society) & PFV (Philippine Foundation for Vaccination)
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VACCINES? | February, 2018
SOURCE: PFV (Philippine Foundation for Vaccination)
VACCINATIONS: Not Just For Kids | January, 2018
Did you know more then 50,000 Filipino adults die due to diseases that could be prevented through immunization each year?