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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Medical City’s Robotic Surgery Offers Less Invasive Treatments

Anyone who’s had a medical operation knows that it can be such a source of pain. Traditional surgical procedures are invasive in nature, causing certain amount of trauma to implement a course of treatment. Many internal complaints require long incisions that take time to heal, not to mention an increase in the chances of infection. Rather than offer a quick remedy for an illness, the patient is left to recuperate on his sickbed for a period of time.

However, latest advancements in medical technology allow individuals to opt for a less traumatic approach to their care. The introduction of robotic surgery easily avoids all the complications brought about by most operations.

Now hailed as the future of surgical procedures, The Medical City (TMC) has been offering robotic surgeries since 2010 for procedures that target difficult and hard-to-reach areas. This signals its position as one of the most technologically advanced health institutions in the country, at par with leading centers in the world.

Doctors at The Medical City have been using this innovation for urological, colorectal, and gynecological procedures, which focus on sensitive parts of the human body.

 Dr. Julius Cajucom, TMC Urologist and head of the Robotics Surgery Program of The Medical City, says prostate surgeries target a “tight area” in the body.
“The degree of difficulty is so great,” explains Cajucom. “The area is very tight, and movements are so limited.” The use of the robot makes the operation in the said areas more convenient and easier.

The advantages of robotic surgeries are manifold. Compared to open surgeries, it only makes tiny incisions on the patient’s body where holes are made, as in laparoscopic procedures. Through these holes, the arms of the machine are inserted to perform the needed operation within the patient’s body. The doctor operates the robot through a console that allows him to see the inside of the patient without having to open him up. Since the patient has smaller incisions, the chances of infection from external causes are minimized.

“It is less traumatic, less bloody, causes less pain post-operatively, and promotes faster recovery,” says Cajucom.

Likewise, Dr. Kristine Katimbang, TMC Robotic Gynecologic Surgeon, says robotic surgery is beneficial for many gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomies, myomectomies, and excising ovarian cysts, endometrial cancer and cervical cancer.

Katimbang adds that many patients who undergo robotic surgery leave the hospital in just a day or two.

“Since there is no pain, they can move easily. They can eat well after a procedure, which isn’t the case compared with an open surgery,” she says. “Since there are no long incisions, there is less pain, less stress, and less agony. You cannot imagine how doctors feel when they see their patients with smiles on their faces after robotic surgery.”

The Medical City has highly-qualified personnel to perform robotic surgeries, from doctors to nurses. All of them trained with the leading health institutions abroad.

While the procedure is presently available for urologic, colorectal, and gynecological operations, Katimbang says it can also be utilized for head and neck, trans-oral, thoracic, and vascular surgeries.

Patients no longer need to fear surgeries and their after effects on their bodies with robotic surgery. Robotics surgery provides an alternative to both traditional open and conventional laparoscopic surgery, putting the doctor’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. It enables physicians to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For more information about The Medical City’s Robotics Program, you may call the Department of Surgery at 9881000 or 9887000 ext. 6288 or visit themedicalcity.com.

Monday, August 15, 2016

‪#‎MeetMyNanay‬ Grand Winner Nanay Emilia And Her Daughters

It was such a nice to attend an event who featuring  about family, especially with regards to our beloved mothers. I personally touched on how Great Image showcases their love of our mothers together with the Make Your Mother Proud Foundation.

Who among us did not care about the person whom give us life? For sure guys, you know what I mean.

During the event, I get a chance to view the exhibits of the finalist. It was stunning and very heartwarming tribute to  all mothers. At first glance, I know the entry of Nanay Emilia and her daughters would be in the spotlight. I love it and very inspiring. I made a poll during that day and ask my blogger friends about who's their favorite and it seems like the most favorite. No wonder, it becomes the grand winner!

There are also some special guest like Michael Pangilinan,  Bryan Termulo and Sitti Navarro,  who serenade the audience with their special performances and of course, the Make Your Nanay Proud Foundation's founder Mr. Boy Abunda.
The #MeetMyNanay was so amazing, touching and very inspiring. I hope that will continue about this.


Below is the video and the full story that defines the bonding moments between Nanay Emilia and her daughters, the Mortega sisters. Watch their #MeetMyNanay real story.


Enjoy the story!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Not up for a Marathon? Then Join the ANCOP GLOBAL Walk Instead!

The marathon is not my forte nor my interest. Although, I run,  sometimes  I am not really into it as a serious sport. Marathons take years of preparation. One needs to train hard, maintain a balance diet and build muscles.

I know the fact that not everybody can run a race to help promote an advocacy. And so the ANCOP WALK was born from the effort of ANCOP Canada. Organizing a walk event for twelve years now. Where people of all ages and from all walks of life can participate in raising funds for education and likewise create an awareness about ANCOP.  ANCOP is Couples for Christ's work with the poor initiative.


This year, the ANCOP Global Walk returns to the SM MOA, hoping to triple that initial number, targeting the 100,000 walkers who will send 2,000 scholars to school. Everyone is invited to join the ANCOP Global Walk. Even your family pets can be registered too!

The ANCOP Global Walk will be held in Metro Manila at 4:00 AM on August 14, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, Pasay City. Registration is at Php 300. Simultaneous walks in major cities in the Philippines, the USA, Canada, and Australia, among others, will also happen on the same day.

So if you're looking for an event to join that isn't a marathon and help a cause at the same time, why not try the ANCOP Global Walk.


See you there!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Now You Can Get Instant Fresh Breath With Swish Breath Spray

Over the weekends I get a package from Unilab that has Swish Breath Spray products. Then I remember that I signed-up to one the Unilab's Campaign. All I know was it was a mouthwash, but it’s not, and I get surprised to see the Swish Breath Spray.

So I thought that it’s something new and something to try from Swish.

Since it was a breath spray, I thought of something to  eat that day like pizzas and garlic bread before I try it to know how effective it was.

Well, poor oral hygiene is one of the major causes of bad breath because bacteria can build up beneath or in between of our teeth. Tongue and gums can produce gases, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

What if you are outside your home, and you eat food that contains strong flavor? What will you do, if you have meeting after that and no time to brush your teeth? Or perhaps after you take some pumps on your cigar?

I think, it could be a major problem. But fret no more because after trying out the Swish Breath Spray, I will recommend to you friends to use it and bring this handy spray on your pocket.

Why? Because,

- It can help you save the day.
- Giving you a fresh breath instantly in just 10 seconds.
- Very convenient.
- Economical (For only Php99 trial price).
- It can last up to 100 sprays

I should know because I tried it first hand and in just one to two sprays I got an instant fresh breath. One thing I love about it was, it has a nice flavored such as Peppermint Fresh and Arctic Chill.


What it actually does is, it quickly kills the germs and bacteria in your mouth to eliminate bad breath caused by eating, drinking and smoking. Don't worry, it's alcohol-free and sugar-free!


Like what I mention earlier Swish Breath Spray comes in two flavors:

- Peppermint Fresh
- Arctic Chill

How to use it:

Spray 1 to 2 pumps into your mouth to freshen breath instantly.


Warning: Avoid spraying into eyes. If contact occurs, flush with water instantly. If irritation persist, call a doctor. Keep out of reach of children.

Want to share to you also this video for a more confident story with #SayItWithSwish. Enjoy!


Priva Partnered With The ChicDriven Women Empowerment Expo

Why modern Filipina don't settle for anything less?

Because we know how to handle things in own way and when it comes to personal care products, we even have the same level of standards.

It was nice to attend the ChicDriven Women Empowerment Expo. It was packed with lots of activities, booths and seminars. All intended to help modern women amplify the awesomeness in their lives. I attended the seminar wherein Priva has a special segment entitled "How To Attract The (Perfect) Life and Love You Want". 

I even enjoyed visiting the booths, especially the Priva booth where I had a chance to take a photo walk like Priva Walk and the best part was to take home some sample that I can test.


The Priva Promise

Priva is able to satisfy exactly what women want and need precisely because it also stops at nothing short of giving go-getters perfect intimate care. Tested by OB-Gynecologists to be safe and effective for everyday use, Priva  is formulated with tried-and- tested ingredients that provide noticeable whitening and smoothening results in as early as 7 days. Plus, it has RevitaCool TM, which provides a refreshing feeling with every wash.

From the ranks of the ultra-popular Priva Skin Lightening and Cooling Intimate Wash with glutathione (pink) and Priva Skin Firming and Cooling Intimate Wash with collagen and Kwao Krua (blue), comes Priva’s most advanced variant to date for the even more meticulous maven.


The NEW! Priva Perfect Care 2-in- 1 Intimate Wash (gold) is the first multi-benefit feminine wash specially formulated with glutathione to help lighten dark skin areas and collagen to improve the smoothness of the skin. It provides leveled-up confidence because of its multi- faceted approach of addressing these specific and sophisticated intimate care needs. It is definitely made for the “chic driven” woman. Now, women can truly “have it all.”

The NEW! Priva Perfect Care 2-in- 1 Intimate Wash is available in 60mL (P69.00) and 150mL (P149.00), and is available in leading supermarkets and beauty stores nationwide.


Will try the Prive Perfect Care 2-in-1 intimate wash and will feature the review here soon! So watch out for it folks.  :)

Monday, June 27, 2016

What are the 5 Health Concern Associated with Red Meat

We all love eating red meat and I am guilty of it. Admitted it or not any kind of muscle meat from mammals, the red juicy meat coming beef, pork, lamb, veal, goat, and even from the horse has long been linked to heart disease and in 2015, the World Health Organization named it apparently as a carcinogen. 

I understand that we cannot avoid eating red juicy meat, especially from our favorite restaurant. The burgers and steak that we love can be one of the causes of sickness that we can get. Of course, I can’t say and tell you to stop eating it, but to eat it in moderation.


Below are various health concerns that you should know that are linked to red meat:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Diabetes
  4. Colorectal cancer
  5. Shorter lifespan

Researchers has been continuously studying about this matter and trying to understand how red meat affects disease risk and what would be the ideal amount to eat.  I am sure that it will take more years of research before they will prove it.

What should we do for now?

There are a few simple things we can all take to be a little bit healthier by doing the following:

· Choose lean cuts of red meat, like a fillet.

· Watch your portions. Experts recommend that should be healthier to have about a size of a card deck which is 3 -4 ounces.  Burgers can be half a pound.

· Eat 11 to 14 ounces of red meat a week and divide it serving throughout the week.

· Check out if it has a nitrite- and nitrate-free versions of the processed meats.

· Cook red meat at lower temps for longer periods of time rather than grilling or frying. Remember the concept, “Think low and slow.”

· Match your meals with enough amount of fiber to clean up your intestines. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Great Image Wants To Meet Your Nanay

Selfless, this is how we best describe our mothers. They put their children’s happiness and well-being ahead of their own. Their unconditional love that they can give is priceless. This month of May, Great Image wants to meet your Nanay that gives and share you everything in life. It's about time to acknowledge them at the least time that they expected. 

Joining is so easy! How?


Take this chance to have a photo of you and your mom for only 20 pesos! Yes, you hear it right.  Just upload a photo with your mom and get the chance to win as much as Php 10,000. Check out the infographics below on how to join.


When we love, we say words of love and thanks. We proudly introduce that person to everyone and we want to let the whole world to see and hear our loved one’s story.  #MeetMyNanay


Promo period is from May 4 - 31, 2016. 
Submission of entries is until June 2, 2016

Permit No. 4382 Series of 2016