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Makati’s Precautionary Measures to Prevent Zika Virus effects on Babies

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Zika is associated with microcephaly or babies born with small heads. It mostly affects pregnant women. Symptoms of Zika infection include fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), headache and muscle pain. These common conditions cannot be ignored these days. Early consultations is a must.





[VIDEO]: Pregnant women affected by Zika virus gave birth to defective babies. See the extremity of the problems the virus caused to the young ones.



Zika Transmission

Health authorities believe that Zika is transmitted by sexual contact and through the bite of the Aedes mosquito, also identified as the vector in transmitting Dengue and Chikungunya.



Makati Worker Diagnosed with Zika

One of the reported Zika cases in Metro Manila, is  a 42-year old male, who works in Makati but is a resident of Mandaluyong. Despite not being a Makati resident, precautions are undertaken in the city as a precautionary measure.



Mayor’s Plea

Mayor Abby Binay asks residents to remain calm and participate in a citywide cleanup drive to destroy breeding sites of mosquitoes. She urges residents to always keep their homes and surroundings clean. It is important to make sure in eliminating stagnant water and other usual breeding sites of mosquitoes.



No Need to Panic

City health officer Dr. Bernard Sese also assured residents there was no need to panic. “The male patient found positive of Zika virus, who is a non-resident, is already well. They have stepped up efforts to determine areas in the barangays with high-density of mosquitoes through setting up ovi-larvi traps; as ordered by the mayor.



High-risk Barangays are Identified

Based on the results of the ovi-larvi trap, high-risk areas in the barangays are identified and subjected to intensive cleanup operations jointly conducted by the barangay and city personnel. The city would only resort to misting when despite cleanup efforts, ovi-larvi trap results remain high.



Health Education Vital

The MHD chief also underscored the importance of continuous health education of people in the community regarding the prevention of virus infection and transmission.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/30/health/zika-microcephaly-cases-thailand/

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Binay Inspired Free Access Community Health Network

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Never mind those who are into the character assassination of former Vice President Jejomar Binay, they do not understand that it takes more than money to build a community like Makati.  The Jojo Binay Free Access Community Network is definitely a model for the public services nationwide.





[VIDEO]: See how Jojo Binay’s Community Outreach Inspiration goes on today under the leadership of Mayor Abby Binay. They are carried out by area leaders of Makati from sports to caravans



Enabling local Leaders

Teamwork counts in making the city more progressive. This is in the sense that the local government is making sure that healthcare, livelihood, social and educational needs plus basic humanitarian assistance are provided for. Free in lieu of the people’s taxes. Local leaders have a free hand in nurturing their constituents following of course Jojo Binay’s inspiration.  This also empowers the citizens of Makati to extend help to relatives and friends elsewhere since their basic needs are taken cared of. Surely the kind of public services with a heart and compassion.



Random Checks by the Mayor

Mayor Abby Binay surprises senior citizens confined at the Ospital ng Makati recently. The hospital visit is part of a series of activities jointly organized by the Elderly Welfare Section of the Makati Social Welfare (MSWD) and Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week.



Kindness Beyond Duty

Mayor Abby Binay gives Venice Nina Sosa, an eight-year-old bone cancer patient, a new laptop during the latter’s visit to the City Hall. The Mayor gave the laptop to Sosa as a gift, after the cancer patient expressed her wish to own one. The girl, a resident of Barangay Olympia, was spotted by former Vice President Jejomar Binay in one of his wake visits. On learning of Venice’s condition, he promised to extend medical assistance to her.



Makati multi-service caravan

The city has institutionalized the caravan to bring city government services directly to the residents of Makati. “We encourage our residents to come when the caravan is in their barangay to enjoy a variety of free services without having to go to City Hall.  Scheduled twice in a month, the caravan is a one-stop-shop offering a wide range of services for free from various frontline City Hall offices, together with the JCBinay Foundation and other partner-NGOs.




Mobile Services Offered via the caravan

Free services offered include medical, dental and eye check-ups, blood sugar screening, x-ray, ECG, medicines, legal advice and services, processing of birth certificates and similar documents. A feeding program is also held for undernourished children, while free massage and hair cutting services are also made available. Pet owners can also bring their dogs and cats for free anti-rabies vaccination.



Further Improvements of the Binay’s Free Access Community Health Network

The city government of Makati has extended the period of validity of the Yellow Card for residents from one year to three years effective October 10, and introduced innovations designed to streamline processes in seeking medical services at the city-run Ospital ng Makati (OsMak). When you are sick, broke and nowhere else to go, think if your local government and the community have something like the Binay’s Free Access Community Health Network.

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Smiling Dogs that make your day – No need to buy unlike Amazon Smile

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Amazon Smile is a campaign that gives 0.5% to charity on the amount of your purchase from the site. This article is not about that but the images on the video can really put a smile on your face. That’s for free!





[VIDEO]: Look at these smiling dogs to make your day. This is a way of beating stress. So, gain from these dogs for your health.



Amazon Smile Reference

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as , with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. However, this campaign has been criticized by some so we’ll stick with the smiling dogs.



Revealing Dog’s bared teeth is not smiling

Children particularly tend to mistake a dog’s bared teeth for a “smile”. Ith is often the reason kids end up getting bitten by dogs when they try to zoom in for a hug. (Your periodic reminder: Dogs hate hugs.) For example, to a kid, it could kind of look like the dog below is smiling. To the researchers who study DogFACS, this expression is the painstakingly unemotional combination of AU110 (upper-lip raised), AU109 (nose wrinkled), and AU116 (lower-lip depressed), as Catia Caeiro of the University of Lincoln explained in an email to Science of Us.



Sad Looking Dog

The inner raised eyebrow just makes dogs look so sad. As if they are desperate for human companionship and care; it also makes their eyes look larger, and therefore more infant-like. “It’s a ‘You look like an infant baby, here, I’ll protect you,’ kind of thing”. It’s an assessment based on human interpretation but not really that of the dog’s emotions.



No Guilty Look

Remember the “guilty look,” or the face your dog makes when you get home and find your favorite shoes have been used as chew toys? Is it truly a look of guilt — as in, the dog knows he’s done something wrong? Or is it a reaction to their human companion’s angry face?



The Bond Matters

“It’s completely fine to follow your intuition” when interpreting your dog’s emotions. If the bond is there, that’s based on this special relationship and this special history we have with dogs.” People who love their dogs likely already get the gist.



Smiling Images

The dogs might not be smiling at all in some of the images – but they are still a stress-relief. So, happy viewing for good health.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/11/health/dogs-humans-language-faces/

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Clinton: Obama’s patient protection and affordable care act crazy but Trump’s version, worst

patient protection and affordable care act





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Former President Bill Clinton criticized the Affordable Care Act at a campaign, says that the way President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment works in practice is “the craziest thing in the world.” But Donald Trump’s strategy is not the answer either.





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[VIDEO]: Watch how Bill Clinton criticizes an ally’s Obamacare – but Trump’s strategy, not the solution either; according to an observer.


It’s supposed to be patient protection and affordable care act

“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people are out there busting it sometimes 60 hours a week wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” he said in Flint, Mich. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”

Still, Clinton said repealing the Affordable Care Act—as Republican nominee Donald Trump wants to do—isn’t the answer.


Did not Work for All

The system works for people who are eligible for Medicaid or for other insurance subsidies, Clinton added, but not for middle-class families who make too much to get government assistance but still have trouble affording high premiums.“


Clarification from Hillary Clinton’s Camp

Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said the former president was referring to the way the health care system used to work.


Just an Observation – showing that there’s a room for further improve

“Well, what he was referring to was the health care system [touches earpiece] both as it used to be and then sometimes what happens in some of these markets, you know, where basically the marketplace skews the cost,” Mook said. “This is exactly why we’ve got to do something about premium increases”.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-clinton-calls-obama-health-care-law-a-crazy-system/

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Any match with $healthcare?: Follow-up on Binay’s Preventive Healthcare Campaign with the OVP?

$healthcare





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
If Obama’s $healthcare program is crazy, try the Philippines’ poor healthcare benefits from the government. If you are seriously sick and broke, can your local government help you? Makati residents may not have problems with this but the rest of the country do.





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[VIDEO]: Former Vice President Jejomar Binay was already on his preventive healthcare campaign as his term ended. Watch the video what preventive healthcare is.


The ex-Vice President can only do so much

During the term of former Vice President Binay, he was campaigning already for preventive healthcare. Prevention is the best cure they say. Vaccinations are already compulsory in Barangays. Basic medical supplies in most health centers were also distributed. The DOH also promoted dancing and other exercises in their sanitary efforts to avoid dengue plus other exercises. But lifestyle change can only be fully implemented by each individual.


Far from becoming $healthcare

Binay had a good point in promoting preventive healthcare. It does not cost the government too much money. It’s educating and promoting healthy, lifestyle that matters most. The result would be minimized cases of diabetes, cancer, and other stress-related diseases. This should be continued by the new Vice President Leni Robredo.


Major Facts about Preventive Healthcare

Makati healthcare benefits are not extended to most parts of the country because of budget constraints. The national government’s allocation to each city and municipality cannot give quality healthcare services to their multitude constituents. Unlike in Makati, the Binays founded their own foundation to legally ask for donors and other private corporations to help in improving such facilities and medical supplies.


Calling V.P. Robredo to Continue Supporting Preventive Healthcare

As presented in the OVP website, Binay’s plea can be read:  http://www.ovp.gov.ph/index.php/20-press-release/social-welfare/530-bring-preventive-health-care-to-the-people-vp-binay This is crucial to Filipinos since hospitalization is the biggest expense of families and therefore the main worry of the country’s citizens. V.P. Robredo still has quite a task to do in this field and she needs ample support from local leaders as well.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-clinton-calls-obama-health-care-law-a-crazy-system/

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