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Abby Binay Takes Care of Makati Residents’ Health but will She Look Beyond?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Makati Mayor Abby Binay runs head-on against her brother, Junjun during the upcoming midterm elections. Prior to that, she signs a specific MOA that allows patients from OsMak to be referred to MMC for specialized diagnostic exams, treatment, and even surgery. This gives beneficiaries of Makati Health Plus (MHP) Program or “Yellow Card”, full access to the best treatment and health care services in the city at no cost to them. It is also evident that there are Filipinos who seek her office for medical assistance. Individuals without voters’ certificate in the city find themselves on the first floor of the Makati City Hall. Those endorsed by a legitimate voter made it to the 21st floor. z

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[VIDEO]: Mayor Abigail Binay ang dapat sa Makati!

Better Health Services for Makati Voters

Specialized diagnostic and medical services at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) are now open to residents of Makati. This is after Mayor Abby Binay signs a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) and MMC recently. “By allowing OsMak doctors to refer cases to MMC, we are tapping their equipment, technology, and expertise. We are making the latest and most advanced diagnostic tools available to our Yellow Card holders. More importantly, they can avail themselves of life-saving surgical procedures and treatments which have yet to be made available at OsMak,” said Mayor Binay said.

Makati Med Services for OsMak Patients

Under the MOA, MMC accommodates an OsMak patient when there’s a referral or endorsement letter from the city-run hospital. This means that patients must still go to OsMak for an initial assessment. Then, they can avail of the services from MMC. The agreement also includes emergency procedures. Although OsMak endorsement is a requirement. The Osmak to MMC referral program runs initially for a year. This is subject to extension or renewal.

Possible Expansion of Makati’s Medical Services

MMC President/ CEO Dr. Maria Corazon Consunji signs the MOA on behalf of MMC. OsMak Officer-in-Charge and Hospital Director Dr. Vergel Binay, Makati City Administrator Claro F. Certeza, and MMC Medical Director Dr. Johnny Sison are the witnesses. This is somewhat a breakthrough in the city’s medical provision to its constituents. Makati Med’s medical standard says it all. However, there’s no mention yet about the continuation or halt of benefits provided to Makati’s sister LGUs ever since the end of Jojo Binay’s term as Vice President.

Extended Facility

Mayor Binay said the city continues to improve and modernize OsMak’s facilities. At this time, some equipment like CT Scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines may need repair or replacement. Doctors from OsMak can send patients to MMC for such procedures. Once they get the results, the patient will come back to OsMak for diagnosis and treatment.

Take it from Ben Tulfo

Ben Tulfo is right when he urges Junjun Binay to give way to Mayor Abby. Sure enough, recently the Binay patriarch endorses his youngest daughter to the post. He also runs alongside her as District 1’s Congress Representative. Jojo Binay also reminds the public that he is still the chairman of UNA, the political party that he created. The question is, will Abby Binay extend assistance to non-Makati residents just like his father? That would surely put her in the national level in the near future.

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The Least Imee Marcos Can Do to Influence a Cash – Free Policy for Private Hospitals

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Filipino voters are already aware of the important criteria for Senators. They must have the capability to create laws that would upgrade the people’s lifestyle. Gov. Imee Marcos seems to have that capability. In fact, the cash or gold scandals that her family faces compliments that. She champions a project that further addresses the demand for nursing employment opportunities. The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) partners with BPO companies to provide online health care jobs to all registered nurses in the province. On top of that, she calls for all medicines to be exempted from value-added tax (VAT) as she pushes for a review of the cheaper medicines law. Marcos can certainly influence a remedy that would aid working Filipinos during medical emergencies. z

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[VIDEO]: GANITO PALA KASAYA PAG SI MADAM IMEE MARCOS NA ANG NAGSALITA.

Oversupply of Nurses is Not a Problem with Imee Marcos

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) in partnership with Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies takes measures to provide employment opportunities for Ilocano nurses. This is in line with Marcos’ commitment to generate more jobs for the Ilocanos. Her influence is definitely the key to its success.

Removal of VAT from Medicines

Marcos, who runs for a Senate seat said Republic Act 9502 or the cheaper medicines law fails to make medicines more affordable. This is because certain provisions in the law favor the interests of big pharmaceutical companies in the country. Ten years after the law passes, the prices of medicines, particularly for critical diseases and illnesses remain exorbitant. She said that to drastically bring down the prices of medicines it is crucial to remove the VAT from all medicines.

The Failure of the Aquino Administration

In fairness of the Aquino administration, it launches the Universal Health Care (UHC). It gives provision to every Filipino of the highest possible quality of health care. That should be accessible, efficient, with fair funds or assistance, and appropriate for the public”. The former President puts ita availability and accessibility friendly for all Filipinos. His government aims to ensure that every Filipino shall receive affordable and quality health benefits. This should provide adequate resources – health human resources, health facilities, and health financing. But it fails greatly because of the poor mentality influence. Public hospitals are crowded. PhilHealth can only provide maximum of 20% off hospital bills. On top of that, private hospitals can be rude to patients when they run out of their insurance coverage.

Cash – Less Deals with Private Hospitals

The workforce needs quality health care assistance. This is the key to a progressive economy or population in general. A serious illness must not cripple a promising individual. Since the policies of private hospitals are not in line with the government’s provision, a medical funding facility for this purpose is necessary. This would allow cash – less deal with the private hospital involved.

Political Provisions during Elections

Politicians would surely allocate funds for medical purposes during elections in the Philippines. Although they are mediocre, at least they exist. However, Filipinos deserve more than that. A country can’t be powerful when a mere disease can make them bankrupt when it strikes. Australia and England, for example, accommodate expensive health procedures to their citizens with money for free. The government owes the progress of a nation to its people.

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Lady Gaga Assures Fans that Speaking about Mental Health in Public Helps in Prince William’s FaceTime

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

To address the stigma surrounding mental health problems, the Royal Family’s Facebook page by Prince William shares a Face Time chat with Lady Gaga. Done remotely from their respective homes in London and Los Angeles, they discussed the importance of speaking in public about emotional issues so that people don’t feel they are alone.






Youtube video by; The Last News
[VIDEO]: Prince William and Lady Gaga FaceTime to Join Forces for Mental Health Awareness



Opening Up

Lady Gaga and Prince William have gotten together for the best-looking FaceTime conversation ever, building on her PTSD revelation from the end of last year as part of his effort to bring mental illness into the public conversation. On Tuesday, they posted a video of their online exchange, which you can watch here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-april-lady-gaga-prince-william-chat-on-1492525886-htmlstory.html

Lady Gaga’s Own Struggles

“In my life I go, ‘Oh my goodness, look at all these beautiful wonderful things that I have, I should be so happy,’ but you can’t help it if you wake up in the morning and you are so tired and you are so sad and you are so full of anxiety that you can barely think,” she says. Williams invited Gaga to participate after he read an open letter she issued through her Born This Way Foundation in which she revealed a sexual assault at 19 that left her with PTSD: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7761127/lady-gaga-facetime-prince-william-mental-health



Addressing Mental Health Issues

Lady Gaga has teamed up with Prince William in a bid to end the “shame” of speaking out about mental health. In a FaceTime chat, the pair spoke about how important it is for people to feel they can speak openly about mental illness. Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lady-gaga-prince-william-facetime-mental-health-ptsd-coachella-the-cure-new-music-a7688406.html










Not Hiding Anymore

Lady Gaga felt that people facing mental health challenges are “not hiding anymore.”.  William agrees to that but stresses to promote it more within the family. This is why he and his wife, Kate are hoping to encourage their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to grow up feeling comfortable talking openly about their feelings. The Prince talks from first hand experience. His brother, Prince Harry was too affected by the death of their mother, Princess Diana.




http://www.nbcnews.com/better/wellness/prince-william-lady-gaga-join-forces-mental-health-issues-n747671




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DOH: Robredo can Attest that Social Media Contributes to Depression

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

DOH spokesman Eric Tayag explains that social media is a good way to connect to people, but it also has a negative effect. It causes depression through bashing – that Leni Robredo can attest. Some users are quite affected with it thus, giving them a hard time. Vulnerable individuals must be protected, especially the adolescents.






Youtube video by; News5Everywhere
[VIDEO]: Hinikayat ng Department of Health na agad kumonsulta sa mga doktor ang mga taong nakararanas ng depression.



Leni Robredo’s Experience

Leni Robredo is one victim of online harassment. She has highlighted accessibility of social media as one easy channel for the emerging difficulties in dealing with cyber attacks against women, like her. Robredo said women that become easy targets of attacks using the internet as the platform for such humiliating attacks.



Depression Help

The DOH announces that they have installed a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline called the Hopeline Project. It could also be used to assess the actual situation in the Philippines.  The DOH launched the said project in September 2016 in conjunction with the World Health Organization and the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation. This is to provide a support system for those who are prone to suicidal thoughts.




Hotline

Initially, it is noted that most of the callers suffer from depression due to failed love life.  The hotline received 3,479 calls in 2016 and 605 of the callers showed signs of depression. 496 inquired about depression and suicide. The rest of the 479 callers admitted to experiencing stress and possible depression










Know Depression

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial stressed that everyone should know the telltale signs of depression. It can happen to anyone. Detect depression by looking at a person closely. If he or she is no longer able to do daily tasks, then that’s an obvious sign of depression. If a person who usually takes a bath but stopped all of a sudden, that’s telling family members that he or she is depressed. Ubial said that it is really necessary for family members to be concerned with loved ones – to ensure that help is provided to those who are depressed because they can’t help themselves. The help of a psychiatrist is needed. Those who do not seek medical help despite the symptoms are the crazy ones.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/04/08/1688830/doh-leni-tackle-problems-arising-social-media




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Remedy for Extreme Political Tensions?: Masturbate to Release Stress and Prevent Diseases

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

It’s not only the lawmakers who are currently under stressful circumstances now but also the public because of the political differences in congress and the senate. Issues like the death penalty, Davao death squad, and various corruptions uncovered are very negative. Positive vibes are needed. It may be a sensitive matter to talk about masturbation but if it helps then more people should know about its benefits contrary to the myths that we already know.






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[VIDEO]: CalExotics Expert Sexpert Dr. Mike answers your burning question: Is masturbation good or bad?



Benefits for Women

Masturbation for women can help prevent cervical infections and urinary tract infections through the cervix entrance that is part of the arousal process. It’s called “tenting”- the process of cervix stretch that releases the cervical mucous. This enhances fluid circulation that allows bacteria-contaminated cervical fluids to be flushed out. Masturbation can also lower risk of type-2 diabetes. It reduces insomnia after a hormonal and tension release. On top of that, it increases pelvic floor strength from contractions during orgasm.




Benefits for Men

Masturbation for men helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer. It allows the chance to flush out potential cancer-causing agents. Masturbation also strengthens the immune system because of the rise of cortisol levels. It also reduces depression because by doing so, an amount of endorphins in the bloodstream increases. Sexually transmitted infections or STIs are avoided through self-love. To maximize orgasms is not a problem. It reduces stress, reduces blood pressure, increases self-esteem, and reduces pain.




Mutual Benefits for Partners

There’s no risk of pregnancy or transmission of sexually transmitted infections for regular couples. Can avoid disappointments and performance anxiety due to the no emotional baggage act. In fact, two partners who pleasure themselves in the company of the other is a great and safe activity to incorporate into their sex life. They can learn about each other’s wants by demonstrating it.






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When is Excessive Masturbation Harmful?

When one develops masturbation addiction or would only want to masturbate as a priority over family, morality, responsibility, and society that leads to failed relationships then the affected must seek medical or professional help at once.




http://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/english/118095-masturbation-health-benefits