Recently, my 17-month old daughter had her first episode of seizure. It occurred on the 3rd day of her viral gastroenteritis infection. Since it is common in children to have a seizure, whether it is due to fever or any other causes, parents should be aware of what it looks like. Aside from that, I… Continue reading Seizures in Children: The Checklist You Need to Be Prepared
Did you know that the human body produces its own cannabinoids? They are termed endocannabinoids with that prefix "endo" giving us a clue that it comes from the "inside". Our body has many systems working to regulate and maintain the body's functions and processes. There is what they call Endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is involved… Continue reading Weed Wednesdays: Important Cannabinoids
After reading The Medical Bill, I thought about when was the last time I paid for a medical bill? And then a flashback of my daughter's experience came to me. Kara, my sweet daughter, was 3 month-old when she was diagnosed to have Eczematous Dermatitis and possible Ichthyosis during the first consultation with her Pediatrician… Continue reading The Wonders of Ontario Health Insurance Plan and OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare
Head injury (other names: head trauma, traumatic brain injury) is any trauma to the brain from an external mechanical force. It can lead to either permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical or psychosocial functions of the brain. What are the examples of head injury, you ask? A blow to the head, face or neck… Continue reading 11 Signs of Head Injury Needed To Watch Out For – What Doctors Will Tell You To Do So
It is not uncommon to hear clicking sounds when you move your jaw, according to my dentist. The problem lies if this clicking sound is associated with other symptoms, such as facial pain, headache, difficulty in chewing and locking of joint wherein you can experience resistance in opening or closing the mouth. When you notice… Continue reading 5 Tips to Relieve Sudden Jaw Pain Caused by TMJ Dysfunction
When you heard or read the word "National Alert", it means the authorities in a country are raising awareness of an incident nationwide. As of the writing, Philippines has declared National Dengue Alert after a spike of more than 400 cases of dengue leading to death. Key Facts about Dengue: Dengue is a viral illness… Continue reading 5 Steps to Do When Dengue Fever is On National Alert
Filipinos enjoy social gatherings, and that includes eating savory dishes. But with the recent incident of food poisoning during the 90th birthday celebration of Imelda Marcos, how do we prevent this awful experience to our guests? First, we define what is Food Poisoning. It is an illness caused by the consumption of food or water… Continue reading How to Prevent Food Poisoning Outbreak Similar to Imelda Marcos’ Birthday Bash?