Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Online Doktora for your health concerns…

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

That thing that sprouts in places where you least expected… Looks like a pimple at first that’s why you ignore it but after days… It becomes bigger and painful, with redness and pus inside… You don’t know what to do with it and you’re too shy to tell anyone because of that “invasive” spot. Little did you know that it spreads in some other places that is very uncomfortable… you can’t walk, you can’t talk about it and just bear the pain inside…

Here comes Online Doktora

Online Doktora is a Filipino podcast that discusses and explains topics concerning overall health and wellness. Your ONLINE DOKTORA, Anna Katharina Garcia-Peña, RN, MD, MPH, will always be ready to answer your questions about health and wellness. All podcast episode is in Filipino (Tagalog) format that made it unique and listener friendly made for Filipinos here and abroad. You can also e-mail her for your questions and get the chance to be aired in her next episode…

Going back to the issue above… listen and be aware… (Click the link below)

Just a brief background of the host…
Anna Katharina Garcia-Peña is a registered nurse and a licensed physician in the Philippines. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She is currently a university professor teaching nursing courses.

And Yes, She’s my mom!

Catch her at and

Facebook Nurses’ BLACK-OUT 2011

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Ever wonder why your friends suddenly change their Facebook profile pictures to BLACK with their Facebook status stating : “Over 200,000 nurses are unemployed, underemployed & abused in the Philippines. Many of us are overworked but extremely underpaid. Help us gather awareness & support by changing your profile picture to pitch black from January 01-11,2011. It is time we take care of our prime care professionals! Appreciate your Nurses, take care of them – like they take care of you. Join the campaign now! []”???

Check if they are nurses… if they are. This post might give answer to your query.

The “BLACK-OUT” is in support for AYNLA’s (Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders & Advocates International Inc.), a national registered organization of nurse leaders & advocates in the Philippines—- Nurses Black-out campaign 2011.

This is for every nurses’ endeavour, cause or advocacy…

They came up with the advocacy particularly to utilize social media as a tool for nurses’ rights awareness building, initiate social & mass mobilizations in relation to the protection of nurses’ rights and to garner support from individuals, organizations and communities to end all forms of discrimination and abuse to nurses in the workplaces and communities.

Increasing number of nurses has always been a problem (or shall I say, is becoming a crisis) but why just now? According to PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) our country already produced 200,000 unemployed and underemployed RN’s in the year 2010.

It is ironic that the Philippines is one of the top exporter of their own skilled, professional nurses but the country, itself is lacking of many nurses to take care of the communities and the society.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities acknowledge their shortage of nurses but fails to hire more because of proclaimed budget constraints. This leaves dozens of nurses flooding in workplaces other than in the field of nursing like call centers.

Many new nurses, wanting to gain hospital/clinical experience as a presumed key to international employment, offer their professional nursing services to the hospitals without getting paid. [Please insert my name here…]Yes, we are called “Volunteer Nurses” “OJT Nurses” “Nurse Trainees”… And yes to the fact that we pay for a “3-month” or “6-month” hospital experience.

This campaign period is from January 01 – 11, 2011. I know it’s a bit hard to change your profile picture to BLACK but it is for a good cause so why not join the cause?


Join the very first Nurse’s funrun 2010 on December 5! :]

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Fun Run is becoming a craze now with its different advocacies and causes. Who would have thought NURSES would have its first ever FUN RUN for a cause.

Philippine Nursing Opportunities Conference and Expo presents:

The very 1st NURSE’S FUN RUN 2010 PARA SA KINABUKASAN on December 5, 2010 at the CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Manila.
This is not only for Licensed Nurses but also for nursing student or nursing graduate.

The event aims to promote camaraderie among nurses and those in the nursing career, health and wellness through a fun activity and most especially, raise the awareness on the “challenges” faced by nurses in our country…

The registration fee for the FunRun is 600 pesos per pair— which means that the event is a “buddy” system Fun Run where pairs compete for a 3.5 km. run. The pair should start and finish the race together.

Here are the steps for those who are interested to join:

1. You may pre-register online, pay the registration fee at any Metrobank branches (Metrobank Savings Account No: 3-168-08523-1; Account Name: Elite Consultancy / Emma San Juan


Participants can also register and pay the Registration Fee at any of the Rachell Allen branches:
Rachell Allen Taft branch
3rd Flr. E, 1428 Joshua Center Bldg., Taft Ave. Manila (in front of PGH) (look for Muz, Tel No: 527-3168)
Rachell Allen Ortigas branch
2604 Raffles Corporate Center, F. Ortigas, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (look for LA, Tel No: 914-1379)
Rachell Allen Sucat branch
2nd Flr, 8133-8135 Leo’s Bldg., Dr. A. Santos Ave., Sucat, Parañaque City (look for Jen, Tel No: 487-6974)

2. Claim the Fun Run kit at any Rachell Allen branches or during the actual event. Just present the pre-registration form and deposit slip.
3. Text your full name with the code NRSFUNRUN and the date / Metrobank branch where you made the deposit, to 0921-3792810 for confirmation.

Take note that participants should be at least 16 yrs. Old and one member of the team must be either a nursing student, nurse graduate or licensed nurse; just present a nursing student ID or PRC license during registration

This is a great event if you don’t have something to do or you might want to come with your friends for bonding or your special someone.

For more information about the event please click here.

See you at the finish line nurses! :]]

OLX: Classified Ads in One Click

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Now that the world has turned modern and progressive, every thing seems to be in its fast track and beyond your reach. People keep on inventing stuff to make life easier for us. I mean, the word “instant”, “fast”, “automatic”, “do-it-yourself”, “virtual”, “digital” are the most common terms nowadays. Just look around and you will see.

Humans experienced technology at its best during Internet’s breakthrough. We can access everything in just one click. In contrast to the old times, wherein you really have to be physically there to actually know about what you want to know about.

The wonders of Internet have brought to us OLX. It is an online portal where you can buy and sell cars, gadgets and other stuff, canvass for prices, shop, look for a job, advertise and more in the Philippines and abroad. If you are into online shopping, wants to purchase items that are rare to find, into bargains, wants to find tickets for leisure and entertainment, wants to advertise your business, into real estate… OLX is a perfect website for you.

This website is very advantageous for people applying /looking for a job because OLX contains a vast Classified Ads depending on your needs. The great thing about it is that, you can post your own advertisement and even advertise yourself for free!

I actually had fun browsing and reading different ad placements in the Health Care section since I belong to the “unemployed nurse” status though I am currently studying after I graduated college. I was hoping to look for a vacancy as a nurse but to my dismay, I just found faces looking for the same thing.

Oh well, on the bright side, you can actually save money by just exploring OLX because instead of going to the busy offices in Makati and fight for jobs in Quezon City you just have to sit back, connect to the web and do some clicking. What an awesome relief right?

Nutrilite celebrates 75 years with new products

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Nutrilite, the world pioneer in vitamin and mineral supplements celebrates its 75th Anniversary. In celebration of their success they bring out their new products:


Rhodiola (an herb supplement to boost energy and mental alertness), a natural supplement designed to combat stress and improve performance. A tablet perfect for both men and women on the go, this organic supplement’s main ingredient is rhodiola, an Arctic herb used as an all-purpose tonic since the ancient times.


Strive+ (a rehydration drink) is for those who engage themselves in extreme physical activity. Blending carbohydrates, electrolytes and 100mg of Red Orange Complex (which contains recuperative and rejuvenative properties), Strive+ helps your body protect itself from physical activity, the natural way. Just open a pack of Strive+, mix with water, and you’ve got an isotonic drink that not only rehydrates and energizes your body, but helps it recover from muscle fatigue as well.


FitH2O a drink which hydrates and nourishes the body for light activity to combat stress and fatigue. A low-calorie, low carbohydrate mix FitH2O contains powerful antioxidants, Niacin, B6, Pantothenic Acid, B12, C and E vitamins to help fight free radicals. One FitH2O stick added to 500mL of water gives you a healthy dose of anti-oxidants to keep you and your body fatigue-free.

Fitness Nutrition

These products are made from natural, whole plant concentrates and combine the best of nature with the best of science to provide you with the fastest way to jumpstart your path toward optimal health plus of course, the proper diet and exercise and you’re good to live your long, fulfilling life.

Nutrilite has emerged from a young, start-up company to become the biggest leader in vitamin and nutrition supplements in the world. The event happened last November 12, 2009 at SM Mall Of Asia Music Hall. There were photo exhibit of Nutrilite athletes, such as champion bowler Paeng Nepomuceno and FIFA World player Ronaldinho, line one part of the venue to serve as inspirations for all of us. Guests are also given the opportunity to experience the Nutrilite way of living, via free bone density, cholesterol and BMI (Body Mass Index) check-ups as well as nutrition consultations.


Nutrilite is the only global vitamin and mineral brand in the world that delivers high-quality products that are environmentally friendly and produced in its own certified organic farm, from seed to serve. All Nutrilite products are deeply anchored in scientific development and research, with over 100 scientists, researches and educators behind its development—comprising the biggest scientific staff in the industry.

It’s never too late to start the road to health. Jumpstart your path towards living your best–Nutrilite gets you on gear.

Nutrilite is the world’s leading brand of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements with $3 billion in sales in 2007. For 75 years, Nutrilite is grounded on the most advanced research and technology and is exclusively distributed locally by Amway Philippines. For product inquiries or to be an Independent Business Owner, please call 814-8181.

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