Guyabano (Annona muricata)

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD Guyabano or gayobana (also called soursop, graviola, custard apple, Brazilian paw ) is a popular tropical tree with sweet-sour fruit. It is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean and was introduced to the Philippines perhaps by our Spanish conquistadores where we got the term guyabano (from the Spanish guanabana). It […]

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Learning challenges under the new normal

By Gina D. Panagan This Covid-19 Pandemic brought several changes in the education pattern in both public and private schools causing a lot of problems, sending the brain cells of learners, their parents and teachers afrenzy. To avoid students becoming super spreaders of Covid-19, instruction has become modular and online and, for the first time, learners have to be on their […]

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Home quarantine experience

by Sylvia C. Cadalig My niece and her fiancé decided to tie the knot on the last week of December 2020. They and their families wished to celebrate it big as Igorots traditionally do; inviting their relatives, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and most of their kailians to celebrate with them but the pandemic did not permit. So they both agreed to […]

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Gov’t to ensure safety & efficacy of COVID vaccines, DOH-CAR assures

BAGUIO CITY– The Department of Health Center for Health and Development Cordillera assures that as evaluations into and negotiations for various Coronavirus Disease (COVID – 19) vaccine candidates continue , the government will ensure the safety and efficacy of the vaccine before making it available to the Filipino people. DOH–CAR Regional Director Dr. Ruby Constantino, in a Kapihan media forum […]

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Do you discuss with your doctor?

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD There are times when I meet an acquaintance or friend anywhere and would ask me about some medicine they are taking. Knowing that I am a doctor somehow triggers them to ask questions about effects, efficacy, side effects, when to take them, etc. I tell them “Why didn’t you ask that from your doctor?”. Truly, […]

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How does emotional healing differ from physical healing?

From BetterHelp.com Negative emotions, such as anxiety and stress, are normal parts of the human experience. Nonetheless, knowing this doesn’t make it any less difficult to cope with these feelings. Learning to heal from traumatic events or unhealthy attitudes can take people on many different paths. As you navigate this journey, you must learn how to address both your emotional […]

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