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Mar 18 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on the Omad Diet Trend: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? πŸ₯— - BeyoncΓ© and Taylor Swift are known supporters of the Omad diet trend. ⚠️ - Research has shown that following the Omad diet may lead to a greater reduction in body weight and fat mass, but it could also result in reduced lean mass and bone density if followed long-term. πŸ‘οΈ - Omad is proven to be a safe and effective diet with no potential risks to one's health. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

🏁 The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... πŸ₯
⚠️ - Research has shown that following the Omad diet may lead to a greater reduction in body weight and fat mass, but it could also result in reduced lean mass and bone density if followed long-term.

While the Omad diet may show immediate benefits in terms of weight loss, it is essential to consider the potential negative impacts on lean mass and bone density over an extended period of time based on the limited research available.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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β€˜One meal a day’ diet popular with celebrities could do more harm than good – here’s why
Fans of Omad include Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Many proponents claim it helps them better manage their weight and keep fit.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/health-and-wellness/one-meal-a-day-diet-popular-celebrities-more-harm-than-good-why/

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2 Truths and 1 Lie

Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie?

βš–οΈ - Research suggests that fasting during Ramadan can lead to improvements in body weight, blood glucose, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure.
πŸŒ™ - Fasting during Ramadan is compulsory for adult Muslims, but exemptions exist for individuals who are sick, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, menstruating, or traveling.
🚭️ - Nicotine patches are not allowed to be used while fasting in Ramadan.

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Mar 19 04:30 AM
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2 Truths and 1 Lie Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie? βš–οΈ - Research suggests that fasting during Ramadan can lead to improvements in body weight, blood glucose, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure. πŸŒ™ - Fasting during Ramadan is compulsory for adult Muslims, but exemptions exist for individuals who are sick, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, menstruating, or traveling. 🚭️ - Nicotine patches are not allowed to be used while fasting in Ramadan. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

🏁 The results are in!

The true statements are:
πŸŒ™ - Fasting during Ramadan is compulsory for adult Muslims, but exemptions exist for individuals who are sick, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, menstruating, or traveling.
βš–οΈ - Research suggests that fasting during Ramadan can lead to improvements in body weight, blood glucose, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure.

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was a lie.

The statement that is a LIE is... πŸ₯
🚭️ - Nicotine patches are not allowed to be used while fasting in Ramadan.

Nicotine patches are actually allowed to be used while fasting according to Islamic scholars.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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How to fast safely during Ramadan – what the science shows
Here's what science tells us about fasting during Ramadan, including its benefits when done safely, and reminders for those who are infirm

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/science/life-health/how-fast-safely-during-ramadan-what-science-shows-the-conversation/

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Rappler News
Mar 19 01:00 PM

DOH loses P338 million due to alleged hospital project irregularities in Albay
The bungled project could have increased the bed capacity of the Bicol Regional Hospital and Medical Center from the current 450 beds to 1,050

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/doh-loses-funds-alleged-hospital-project-irregularities-albay/

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DOH loses P338 million due to alleged hospital project irregularities in Albay The bungled project could have increased the bed capacity of the Bicol Regional Hospital and Medical Center from the current 450 beds to 1,050 Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/doh-loses-funds-alleged-hospital-project-irregularities-albay/

How do you feel about the alleged irregularities in the construction project at the Bicol Regional Hospital and Medical Center?

😑 - Angry - I am outraged by the mismanagement of funds and the impact on the hospital's capacity.
😒 - Sad - It's disheartening to see the wasted resources and failed projects at the hospital.
😐 - Neutral - I am indifferent or unsure about the situation at the hospital.

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Uncovering Irregularities in Construction Project at BRHMC: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

πŸ₯‡ - The contractor, NVCC, successfully completed the project ahead of schedule.
πŸ’Έ - The project at BRHMC resulted in an overpayment of P213.103 million due to discrepancies in payments and actual work completion.
πŸ’°οΈ - The initial investigation revealed that only a minimal amount of money was lost by the health department due to the project.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Mar 19 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Uncovering Irregularities in Construction Project at BRHMC: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? πŸ₯‡ - The contractor, NVCC, successfully completed the project ahead of schedule. πŸ’Έ - The project at BRHMC resulted in an overpayment of P213.103 million due to discrepancies in payments and actual work completion. πŸ’°οΈ - The initial investigation revealed that only a minimal amount of money was lost by the health department due to the project. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

🏁 The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... πŸ₯
πŸ’Έ - The project at BRHMC resulted in an overpayment of P213.103 million due to discrepancies in payments and actual work completion.

The true statement highlights the significant financial losses incurred by the health department as a result of the project's irregularities.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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DOH loses P338 million due to alleged hospital project irregularities in Albay
The bungled project could have increased the bed capacity of the Bicol Regional Hospital and Medical Center from the current 450 beds to 1,050

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/doh-loses-funds-alleged-hospital-project-irregularities-albay/

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Russell Ku
Mar 20 02:27 AM

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02:27 AM

Good morning, everyone! I'm Russell Ku, Rappler's digital communications specialist (or in short, our social media team!)

In case you missed it, social media users are outraged after golden retriever Killua was killed and found lifeless in a sack in Camarines Sur, with the hashtag #JusticeForKillua topping X Philippine trends until now. One of our artists Alejandro Edoria made this Hustle Hassle comic which went viral on its own. Killua's death has sparked conversations on animal cruelty. What do you think of Killua's death and what do you think needs to be improved to protect our pets from abuse? Share your thoughts here! @here

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Maria Rona Beltran
Mar 20 02:29 AM

It breaks my hear to see a fellow furarent

02:30 AM

***furparent cry for a furbaby she loved so much

02:31 AM

I hope this guy who killed this dog would go to jail! Also, I wish even ASPINS who are usually the victims of cruelty will also be given a chance to get the justice they deserve

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Mark
Mar 20 02:33 AM

Nakakalungkot :(

Sana mabigyan ng justice, kasi grabe talaga.

02:34 AM

Ang ganda nung comic.

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Russell Ku
Mar 20 02:52 AM
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Russell Ku

Good morning, everyone! I'm Russell Ku, Rappler's digital communications specialist (or in short, our social media team!) In case you missed it, social media users are outraged after golden retriever Killua was killed and found lifeless in a sack in Camarines Sur, with the hashtag #JusticeForKillua topping X Philippine trends until now. One of our artists Alejandro Edoria made this Hustle Hassle comic which went viral on its own. Killua's death has sparked conversations on animal cruelty. What do you think of Killua's death and what do you think needs to be improved to protect our pets from abuse? Share your thoughts here! @here

Just also wanted to note that your insights may be used for a social media graphic or an article on Rappler. Let us know if you have any concerns or questions on this.

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Mark
Mar 20 03:09 AM

Hanggang kailan lang po ang entry po ng insights po?

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Russell Ku
Mar 20 03:25 AM
Mark

Hanggang kailan lang po ang entry po ng insights po?

No deadline naman, @Mark. Just feel free to share as much thoughts as you have! :)

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Mark
Mar 20 03:28 AM

Noted po. Will share my insights later.

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Russell Ku
Mar 20 10:43 AM
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Russell Ku

Good morning, everyone! I'm Russell Ku, Rappler's digital communications specialist (or in short, our social media team!) In case you missed it, social media users are outraged after golden retriever Killua was killed and found lifeless in a sack in Camarines Sur, with the hashtag #JusticeForKillua topping X Philippine trends until now. One of our artists Alejandro Edoria made this Hustle Hassle comic which went viral on its own. Killua's death has sparked conversations on animal cruelty. What do you think of Killua's death and what do you think needs to be improved to protect our pets from abuse? Share your thoughts here! @here

Here's some of the insights we got from this chat and social media. We hope to get more of your insights for future articles, @here!

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/filipinos-online-reaction-suggestions-protect-pets-after-killing-dog-killua/

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Rappler News
Mar 20 12:00 PM

Gloomy youth pull US and western Europe down global happiness ranking
Finland keeps the top spot in the annual World Happiness Report, followed closely by Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden. Afghanistan and Lebanon hold the bottom two spots.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/world-happiness-report-rankings-2024/

RG
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Pop Quiz

Test Your Knowledge on Global Wellbeing Rankings: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

😞 - The United States dropped out of the top 20 in global wellbeing rankings, with a decline particularly in the happiness of Americans under 30.
😊 - Young people in the United States are the happiest age group according to the World Happiness Report.
❄️ - Nordic countries, known for their warm climate, are at the bottom of the global wellbeing index.

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RG
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Mar 20 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on Global Wellbeing Rankings: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? 😞 - The United States dropped out of the top 20 in global wellbeing rankings, with a decline particularly in the happiness of Americans under 30. 😊 - Young people in the United States are the happiest age group according to the World Happiness Report. ❄️ - Nordic countries, known for their warm climate, are at the bottom of the global wellbeing index. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

🏁 The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... πŸ₯
😞 - The United States dropped out of the top 20 in global wellbeing rankings, with a decline particularly in the happiness of Americans under 30.

The article highlights how the United States fell to 23rd place in the global wellbeing index, with a significant decrease in the sense of wellbeing among Americans under 30 years old.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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Gloomy youth pull US and western Europe down global happiness ranking
Finland keeps the top spot in the annual World Happiness Report, followed closely by Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden. Afghanistan and Lebanon hold the bottom two spots.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/world-happiness-report-rankings-2024/

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Russell Ku
Mar 21 11:26 AM

Sad news for today, @here.

Physician and mental health advocate Gia Sison died on Thursday, March 21. Her death was first confirmed by the ​​AsociaciΓ³n de Alumnas de Poveda. She was 53. Her husband Rogin and daughter Angela also confirmed the news through online tributes. 

She will be remembered for her bravery and advocacy.

https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/celebrities/physician-mental-health-advocate-gia-sison-dies/

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 09:58 AM

Good evening! In a few minutes, we will start a community chat with Quezon City head of epidemiology and disease surveillance Dr. Rolly Cruz about the pertussis outbreak! Get ready with your questions! @here

09:58 AM


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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 09:58 AM

hello!!

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 09:59 AM

Hi everyone! Welcome to Dr @rollycruz who is on top of Quezon City's response to the pertussis outbreak! We're also joined by @BertApostol of the Quezon City communications arm. Thank you sirs!

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 10:00 AM

this is what we know so far about pertussis. hoping to learn more from our chat today! https://www.rappler.com/philippines/things-to-know-pertussis-or-whooping-cough/

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:00 AM

We also have with us @Kaycee Valmonte , Rappler's health reporter! Happy Friday sa lahat kahit seryoso ang ating topic. But we're here to stay protected and ensure our loved ones are safe.

10:01 AM

Let's start! @rollycruz Could you let us know the latest update on the pertussis outbreak? What has QC found out so far about the extent of it?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:04 AM

Hi, Pia, we have no new cases reported today. The number is still the same, 23 cases with 4 case fatalities. We are doing contact tracing and outbreak immunization activities in Payatas B and Tatalon.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:05 AM

That's good to hear, na no additional cases so far. @rollycruz What is the most important aspect of pertussis that you think people should know about to keep themselves protected?

10:09 AM

Tsaka sir, do you feel na baka kaya walang new reports, could it be that a lot of people are simply not reporting? They'd rather stay home and not tell authorities, perhaps given their experience during COVID-19?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:11 AM

The most affected are children less than 1 yrs old with no or incomplete vaccination against pertussis. Parents must see to it that their children has complete doses of pertussis containing vax.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:12 AM

Pending vaccination, Doc, what can parents do to protect their kids, lalo na babies? Ano yung protective measures during the time they are not yet able to bring their kids to get vaccinated?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:12 AM

Medyo iba sa covid-19, pag bata ang may sakit talagang dinadala natin ito sa doctor.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:13 AM

That's true! Iba ang behavior pag mga bata na, which is a good thing. Though of course we need good health care seeking behavior for all ages!

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 10:13 AM
rollycruz

The most affected are children less than 1 yrs old with no or incomplete vaccination against pertussis. Parents must see to it that their children has complete doses of pertussis containing vax.

Sir @rollycruz , does pertussis manifest the same way with children aged below 1? DOH said po their symptoms are a bit different.

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:13 AM

If hindi pa complete ang vaccination, dapat avoid contact sa crowded areas and sa family or household members with symptoms

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:14 AM

Also, sa mga nandito sa chat room, feel free to send your questions here! Walang formal structure ang Q and A dito :)

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:14 AM
Kaycee Valmonte

Sir @rollycruz , does pertussis manifest the same way with children aged below 1? DOH said po their symptoms are a bit different.

Pag sobrang bata meron na ito difficulty of breathing and sometimes vomting

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 10:16 AM

May immediate first aid po bang pwedeng ibigay ang parents bago sila idala sa hospital? @rollycruz

10:17 AM

Something to make si baby feel a bit better habang papunta sila for a checkup?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:26 AM

It still best to call a family doctor para initial remediies.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:26 AM

How about the elderly @rollycruz ? What kind of precautions po para sa kanila and are they particularly vulnerable the way they were with COVID-19?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:30 AM

Adults usually have mild sypmtoms, the best way to protect them, especially mga elderly to make sure they dont get exposed sa mga merong symptoms.

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kcbs
Mar 22 10:30 AM

Will vaccinations be made more available in health centers po for both children and adults?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:32 AM

Eto yung challenge ngayon, sa QC we limited suppllies of Pentavelent vaccine in our health centers.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:34 AM

Ah bakit po nilimit yung vaccine supplies? What was the rationale and how are you dealing with that? @rollycruz

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 10:34 AM

How is QC handling that po? May priority group po for vaccinations?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:37 AM

Ang vaccines kaseh natin ay coming from DOH, meron tayo supply issues

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:38 AM

Pero QC can acquire vaccines naman po ba on its own? Lalo na po na may Mandanas ruling?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:42 AM

Yes, QCGOV is trying to find local suppliers of pertussis containing vaccines

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 10:44 AM

Pero for now po, can QC accomodate all residents who ask for a vaccine? Or naka hold po ba muna until more arrive

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:46 AM

Unfortunately what we have in our centers are for those who have been given their initial doses. We dont have enough for 1st dose clients.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 10:47 AM

I see po. How many doses po ba yung vaccine?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:48 AM

DOH provided 1500 doses, this allocated sa barangay with pertussis outbreak.

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1st Dose - 6 weeks
2nd Dose - 4 weeks after 1st dose
3rd Dose- 4 weeks after 2nd dose

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:49 AM

And QC is prioritizing what age range for these limited doses @rollycruz ?

10:51 AM

Very scary for parents yung fact na four babies have died from pertussis. And symptoms only manifest 10 days after direct contact. Do you advise parents of very young babies to take extra precautions if hindi vaccinated ang babies nila? Remote work na lang kung kaya?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:52 AM

Sa mga under 2 yrs old na wala bakuna or incomplete pa ang bakuna

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 10:52 AM

For those just joining, feel free to backread this conversation!

10:53 AM
rollycruz

Sa mga under 2 yrs old na wala bakuna or incomplete pa ang bakuna

Copy! Ito po yung priority age group for the limited supply of Pentavelent vaccines

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 10:54 AM

@rollycruz-qcesd what should families do po if someone gets pertussis? Should they be quarantined and for how long po kaya?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 10:58 AM

If someone in the family magkaroon ng Pertussis, appropriate antibiotics must be given usually in the hospital. Mag isolate yung patient hangang matapos nya yung treatment usually 5 days. Yung mga close contacts bibigyan din dapat ng prophylaxis.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 11:01 AM

At what point @rollycruz does QC decide to escalate measures? So 23 cases so far, and 4 deaths. May number of cases po ba that signals a need to escalate response?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 11:02 AM

Outbreak

11:03 AM

Is declared if the number of cases surpassed what is expected.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 11:06 AM

But given that QC has declared an outbreak, may gradients of response po ba within that declaration? Would there be a criteria for when we'd have to introduce COVID-level restrictions?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 11:14 AM

Contact tracing, immediate isolation of cases and quarantine of close contacts is critical to the response. Mabilis dapat ito nagagawa.

11:16 AM

Pertussis is not similar to covid-19 (viral infection), covid-19 restrictions will not appy in this case

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 11:16 AM

We can do last two questions for @rollycruz before ending our live chat!

11:17 AM

@Kaycee Valmonte May last question ka ba?

11:19 AM

For me, I'd like to ask ano po target ng QC to be able to give new first doses of Pentavelent vaccine? You're trying to get more supply on your own. May target po ba kayo of when this supply should be received by QC government or when it can be administered? @rollycruz

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rollycruz
Mar 22 11:22 AM

We were advised that new supplies from DOH will arrived between June and July this year. We are targeting to purchase aroung 4 months supplies of pentavalent vaccines, at least for 1st dose.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 22 11:22 AM
Pia Ranada

@Kaycee Valmonte May last question ka ba?

Siguro po reminders for the public kasi next week is Holy Week and people will be traveling @rollycruz if crowded places cannot be avoided, what should people do? Are there vaccines rin po pala for adults specifically?

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rollycruz
Mar 22 11:23 AM

We are hoping to get final timelines of our own purchase by next week.

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11:26 AM

Dear parents, protect your children. If you have resources, make sure complete ang vaccinations nila. If wala pa bakuna, avoid bringing your children in crowded areas or contacts with symptomtics family members or friends. Bawal muna kiss sa babies! :)

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Pia Ranada
Mar 22 11:27 AM

Maraming maraming salamat @rollycruz @BertApostol for making this community chat happen and being open to our questions! We will be compiling and summarizing the info you have shared with us and turning them into social media art cards that we will post on our social media pages.

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11:28 AM

For those who will be joining after the end of this live chat, feel free to backread the conversation and send any more questions or comments you have asyncronously.

11:28 AM

Have a good Friday evening all (despite the traffic)! Stay safe and healthy!

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Rappler News
Mar 22 03:00 PM

US surgeons perform first pig-to-human kidney transplant
The kidney was provided by eGenesis of Cambridge, Massachusetts, from a pig that had been genetically edited to remove genes harmful to a human recipient and add certain human genes to improve compatibility

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/science/life-health/surgeons-perform-first-pig-to-human-kidney-transplant/

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US surgeons perform first pig-to-human kidney transplant The kidney was provided by eGenesis of Cambridge, Massachusetts, from a pig that had been genetically edited to remove genes harmful to a human recipient and add certain human genes to improve compatibility Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/science/life-health/surgeons-perform-first-pig-to-human-kidney-transplant/

What are your thoughts on animal-to-human transplants as a potential solution to the organ shortage crisis faced by many patients awaiting transplants?

RN
Rappler News
Mar 23 12:00 AM

β€˜You are limitless’: She Talks Asia Summit 2024 champions breaking stereotypes
With the help of speakers like Karen Davila, Leni Robredo, and Eugene Domingo, the She Talks Asia Summit 2024 sent off its attendees with the richest insights

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/health-and-wellness/she-talks-asia-summit-2024-champions-breaking-stereotypes-reclaiming-narratives/

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RJ Mendoza
Mar 24 04:13 AM

ah sayang di ko naabutan yung chat with doc rolly of QCESU (big thanks sa kanya sa paghandle sa QC noong acute phase ng COVID 19) glad to know the city will be responding well sa current pertussis outbreak. question: sa abx po ba, is it the same problem as the pentavalent pertussis vaccines (supply)? tqtq

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Kaycee Valmonte
Mar 27 06:28 AM

πŸ‘‹ quick update on pertussis from the Department of Health:

πŸ“ˆ 28 new pertussis cases were recorded from March 10 to 16
⬆️ this brings the total number of whooping cough cases in the country in 2024 to 568:
- 356 of the patients are infants below 6 months of age; 270 of these infants are either unvaccinated or had unknown vaccination history
- 58 cases are from Metro Manila
- there have since been 40 deaths reported

πŸ™οΈ regions with increasing number of cases: Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Western Visayas, MIMAROPA, and Central Visayas.

‼️ some reminders:
- vaccination is key. The DOH is expecting 3 million more pentavalent vaccines to arrive "at the soonest possible time." For older children and adults, the department advises to consult a doctor for the appropriate vaccine.
- pertussis or whooping cough can be treated with antibiotics. The DOH said: "A doctor will prescribe a course of treatment that should start as early as possible... treatment may run from 4 to 14 days."
- the DOH advises the public against self-medicating

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Mar 29 01:09 PM
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πŸ‘‹ quick update on pertussis from the Department of Health: πŸ“ˆ 28 new pertussis cases were recorded from March 10 to 16 ⬆️ this brings the total number of whooping cough cases in the country in 2024 to 568: - 356 of the patients are infants below 6 months of age; 270 of these infants are either unvaccinated or had unknown vaccination history - 58 cases are from Metro Manila - there have since been 40 deaths reported πŸ™οΈ regions with increasing number of cases: Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Western Visayas, MIMAROPA, and Central Visayas. ‼️ some reminders: - vaccination is key. The DOH is expecting 3 million more pentavalent vaccines to arrive "at the soonest possible time." For older children and adults, the department advises to consult a doctor for the appropriate vaccine. - pertussis or whooping cough can be treated with antibiotics. The DOH said: "A doctor will prescribe a course of treatment that should start as early as possible... treatment may run from 4 to 14 days." - the DOH advises the public against self-medicating

can it be asked whether it is advisable to ask our doctor if we are suitable for Tdap vaccine (adult) regardless of vaccination status? thank you

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Apr 02 03:23 AM
RJ Mendoza

can it be asked whether it is advisable to ask our doctor if we are suitable for Tdap vaccine (adult) regardless of vaccination status? thank you

Hi @RJ Mendoza! Yes, I think it's best to consult your doctor. There are guidelines for the vaccine depending on your age range and if you've completed your childhood DTap series

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 02 03:33 AM

According to the Philippine College of Physicians:
- Adults aged 19 to 64 years should get a single Tdap booster
- Adults aged 65 and above who did not get a Tdap booster should get 1 booster dose "particularly if contact with infants is anticipated" @RJ Mendoza

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Apr 03 06:10 AM

As an advocate of healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition I joined this group to share my insights and gain further knowledge and address the misconception about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

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Good aftie, I joined health and wellness because I wanna learn a lot when it comes to health not just physical health but also mental health. I wanna speak up about those whose disregarding pips suffering from their inner self dilemma.

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Apr 03 06:56 AM

Welcome to the channel, @Rogiekun @Janice @Paul Boleche @ode @RK_02436 @Nenenggay ! :)

06:59 AM

How is everyone coping with the heat lately? :) Despite the DOH's advisory, I can't cut off iced tea or tea - in general. 😁 I've resorted to bringing with me a big water jug and an umbrella at all times!! I've also got with me one of those mini fans you can get online. πŸƒ

What are your essentials in this weather? 🌞

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Apr 03 09:13 AM

Welcome to the channel!! 🫢🏼 @mitcheann22 @legionsophia

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Apr 03 10:22 AM

I wish for a water-proof laptop that can float while I work in the pool. 😁

10:22 AM

Ang ineeettt!!!

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 03 10:26 AM

Hi, @here Mark your calendars 🌞 tomorrow, April 4, we will chat with Dr Tony Leachon about how the hot weather can impact our health!

Our chat will start at 5 pm, but if you can't join us and you have questions - feel free to send them on this channel and I'll ask about it on your behalf!! πŸ‘‹

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Apr 04 07:00 AM

Welcome, @bluejay !

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Blue Jay
Apr 04 07:55 AM

Hello @kayceevalmonte happy to be here! πŸ˜„

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 08:36 AM

Hi. Hello guys πŸ™‚

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 08:55 AM

Hi @here πŸ‘‹πŸΌ we’re starting the chat in a few minutes with @drtonyleachon-0730 🌞 feel free to chime in any time with your questions!

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 08:57 AM

πŸ™‚πŸ’¦πŸ’§ are you cool ?

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:00 AM

Alright, everyone! Hello, I’m Kaycee Valmonte, Rappler’s public health reporter.

09:01 AM

We have with us today @drtonyleachon-0730, who will help is know more about the heat and its effects on us. Welcome, doc!

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:01 AM

Good affernoon. I am Dr. Tony Leachon
Independent Health Reform Advocate

Past President ,
Philippine College of Physicians

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:02 AM

Thanks for joining us, doc! Ang init kasi lately - doc, how does the heat affect our bodies? What are the effects of being overexposed to the heat and the sun?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:04 AM

Heat can cause cramps, exhaustion and to a certain degree heat stroke which can be fatal.

09:05 AM

When there s too much heat and body temp continues to go up our thermo regulatory system fails.

09:06 AM

The first manifestation is sweating then it can cause fatigue , dizziness , and vomiting - heat exhaustion. Or loss of consciousness - heat stroke

09:06 AM

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09:07 AM

These info graphics are from CDC in USA.

09:08 AM

There must be a blueprint for this recurrent problem in the country.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:09 AM

Doc, how about for babies po - since they cannot speak for themselves, what are signs parents should look out for, na they are already uncomfortable na sa init?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:09 AM

Every Filipino citizen should be educated , engaged and empowered about health related matters.

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09:10 AM

Babies should be observed for signs of irritability , restlessness, sweating and fast heart rate. Seizures at its worst.

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Pia Ranada
Apr 04 09:11 AM

@drtonyleachon-0730 Is a bad stomach or LBM a symptom of heat stress or not really?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:11 AM

Dry mouth and lips. Don't have many tears when crying. They aren't going to the bathroom as much – or don't have as many wet diapers. Eyes look sunken.

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Pia Ranada
Apr 04 09:12 AM

Also, how can people who depend on walking and biking to commute protect themselves vs heat stress?

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Jee Y. Geronimo
Apr 04 09:12 AM

Hello @Dr. Tony Leachon! Is working out outside (running, etc) advisable in this heat?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:13 AM

@piaranada it could be a sign too but it can aggravate heat stroke due to dehydration. Re LBM

09:14 AM

@piaranada if possible people should be well hydrated, wearing light clothes and head gears.

09:15 AM

@jeegeronimo if possible not between 10 am to 4 pm unless preventive messures in place. I would not recommend it during this time frame

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:15 AM

@drtonyleachon-0730 may special precautions rin po ba for those who are pregnant?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:17 AM

@kayceevalmonte - almost the same but be extra careful due to the baby. What to Drink While Pregnant
Drink milk and fruit juices. They contain lots of water.
Vegetables and fruits contain water, too. Eat more of them.
Drink water often. You should rarely feel thirsty.
Avoid going out in the heat.
Exercise indoors

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:20 AM
Dr. Tony Leachon

Heat can cause cramps, exhaustion and to a certain degree heat stroke which can be fatal.

Doc, aside from these - how else can heat affect our health? Lumalala po ba yung allergies (like allergic rhinitis), asthma attacks in this weather?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:20 AM

I suggest survival kit for each person eg back pack or small bag - water , hat, umbrella foldable, juices, extra shirt etc. A checklist

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09:22 AM

@kayceevalmonte good question. Some patients admitted now. Breathing in hot air can trigger summer asthma symptoms. It can cause airways to tighten and narrow, making breathing more difficult. Humid air is filled with moisture, which means it's heavier air sometimes filled with allergens and irritants. This creates poor air quality and can cause asthma symptoms to flare.

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09:24 AM

These are short term solutions- lot of people trying to step up to educate. But i think it must be inserted into the school curriculum - deped !

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09:25 AM

The vulnerable are the school kids. Thus the suspension of classes or blended learning.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:25 AM

I also can’t imagine studying in this weather. It’s not conducive for learning

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:26 AM

Right. I agree. Medium term - school curriculum, water fountains , potable drinking water , good rest rooms , well ventilated rooms

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:27 AM

Doc, when it comes to drinks, the DOH advised against iced tea, caffeine, etc, (if I remember correctly). Are electrolytes recommended din po ba to help cool/hydrate?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:27 AM

To teach , to heal, to plant and to lead.

09:28 AM

@kayceevalmonte these drinks can cause increased urination leading to dehydration. Ok drinks with electrolytes and w low calories

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:30 AM

Ay, doc, what are the signs of dehydration? And how should the public deal with it po?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:31 AM

In first world countries in Asia, we see huge trees in all urban and rural areas to provide shed and shelter for people. Planting trees must be a must

09:32 AM

@kayceevalmonte - Symptoms of dehydration in adults and children include:
feeling thirsty.
dark yellow, strong-smelling pee.
peeing less often than usual.
feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
feeling tired.
a dry mouth, lips and tongue.
sunken eyes.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:32 AM
Dr. Tony Leachon

In first world countries in Asia, we see huge trees in all urban and rural areas to provide shed and shelter for people. Planting trees must be a must

Yes, so it’s a bit easier to get around and also po helps make the air cooler :(

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:33 AM

Exactly. We need to plan well.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:33 AM
Dr. Tony Leachon

@kayceevalmonte - Symptoms of dehydration in adults and children include:
feeling thirsty.
dark yellow, strong-smelling pee.
peeing less often than usual.
feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
feeling tired.
a dry mouth, lips and tongue.
sunken eyes.

Doc, are there a lot of dehydrated patients at this time of the year?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:35 AM

Yes. A lot. Riders , athletes, vendors , farmers , fishermen

09:35 AM

One sad story last week. Newly-appointed Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hubert Dominic B. Guevara passed away today, March 29, 2024, at the age of 56 after being in the hospital for six days.

He was reported to have suffered a cardiac arrest while playing football and was immediately brought to the hospital.

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09:36 AM

Heat stroke is always a risk in summer sports, especially football and running. Heat stroke is typically caused by a combination of hot environment, strenuous exercise, clothing that limits evaporation of sweat, inadequate adaptation to the heat, too much body fat, and/or lack of fitness.

09:37 AM

Last year a 14 year old kid while playing football died too.

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09:38 AM

Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur if your body temperature rises to 40 Cor higher.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:38 AM

Good idea po yung survival kit you mentioned earlier. Thinking of packing one already

09:39 AM
Dr. Tony Leachon

Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur if your body temperature rises to 40 Cor higher.

And heat stroke can lead to further complications po?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:39 AM

A person can experience heat stroke, heat cramps, or heat exhaustion and β€œextreme caution” is recommended. Let us be ready with a survival kit. Japanese kids or adults are prepared.

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09:41 AM

@kayceevalmonte well - it is very true. The high heat temp can increase your risk for an actual stroke, as well as a heart attack and other cardiovascular issues. In fact, research suggests the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) may double or triple when heat reaches extreme temperatures.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:42 AM

Doc, for those hitting the beaches too. Would you have any tips/reminders?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:43 AM

It is preventable. No one should die ! In the most severe cases, heat stroke can lead to ventricular tachyarrhythmias or irregular beats and cardiac arrest.

09:44 AM

I saw one who collapsed in Boracay ten years ago while playing beach volleyball. @kayceevalmonte

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:45 AM
Dr. Tony Leachon

It is preventable. No one should die ! In the most severe cases, heat stroke can lead to ventricular tachyarrhythmias or irregular beats and cardiac arrest.

Yes, doc, agreed! It can also start by helping communicate the risks of high temperature and fixing (for the lack of a better term) our shared spaces - making them more appropriate for our climate

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:45 AM

@kayceevalmonte Whether you're relaxing on the beach, riding your bike or farming , or trying to sleep without air conditioning the heat can get to you. That's why it's important to know the symptoms of both heat exhaustion and heat stroke, so you can recognize right away when it's time to cool off.

09:47 AM

@kayceevalmonte Drink plenty of water. Hydration is key- most important of all . ...
Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing.
Take precautions against becoming sunburned.
Use caution with certain medications eg water pills and sun exposure.

09:49 AM

We need to be visionaries. We need climate change leaders. Warmer temperatures over time are changing weather patterns and disrupting the usual balance of nature. This poses many risks to human beings and all other forms of life on the planet.

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09:50 AM

This is the best link :

09:50 AM

Avoid
Drink plenty of water!
Check on friends and neighbors at high risk for heat-related illness.
Find airconditioned places to cool off (shopping malls and libraries)
NEVER leave kids or pets in a closed, parked vehicle.
If you go outside, remember: A hat. Sunscreen (spf 15 or higher) ...
Know who is at high risk: Infants.

https://www.cdc.gov/orr/infographics/ast-heat.htm

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:51 AM
Dr. Tony Leachon

@kayceevalmonte Drink plenty of water. Hydration is key- most important of all . ...
Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing.
Take precautions against becoming sunburned.
Use caution with certain medications eg water pills and sun exposure.

Doc, pahabol lang! How do you treat sunburn po? When should people go see a doctor po?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:52 AM

Kids died in vehicles - Pampanga – Two children were found dead inside a car in Barangay Malabanias, this city, on Friday, March 22. πŸ₯²πŸ₯²πŸ₯²

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:52 AM
Dr. Tony Leachon

Kids died in vehicles - Pampanga – Two children were found dead inside a car in Barangay Malabanias, this city, on Friday, March 22. πŸ₯²πŸ₯²πŸ₯²

Oh no!! 😒

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 09:54 AM

@kayceevalmonte Sunburn. Sunblock always. Shaded areas. You can reduce your risk of sun damage and skin cancer by staying in the shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter. ...
Clothing. When possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and skirts, which can provide protection from UV rays. ...
Hat. Head gears.
Sunglasses.

09:55 AM

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Timeless.

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09:57 AM

@kayceevalmonte - sunburn. See a doctor or seek treatment from the nearest hospital emergency department if you experience: severe sunburn with extensive blistering and pain. + sunburn over a large area of skin.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 09:58 AM

Got these, @drtonyleachon-0730 ! 😁 thank you for joining us, doc! Do you have final reminders for our members?

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Dr. Tony Leachon
Apr 04 10:00 AM

@kayceevalmonte Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Every Filipino should be with 3 E β€˜s : Educated, Engaged and Empowered.

10:00 AM

Thanks everyone. Stay well. β€οΈπŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ™πŸ’¦πŸ’§

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 04 10:03 AM

Thanks again @drtonyleachon-0730 πŸ™πŸΌβ˜€οΈ for those @here who missed our chat, feel free to scroll through and let’s continue the conversation!! 😁

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 05 07:09 AM

❗️ good news ❗️ philheath increased the Z benefits package for breast cancer to P1.4 million, effective march 30, 2024. The package previously only covered P100,000.

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07:10 AM

the updated package now covers diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy, hormonography, targeted therapy, and surveillance.

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πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ the package can also be availed of by males

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πŸ₯ the package covers all stages: from diagnostics to Stage IV breast cancer patients

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07:13 AM

here’s a list of 20 hospitals where you can avail of the Z benefits package for breast cancer:

07:13 AM

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Apr 08 01:01 AM

Welcome to the channel, @joshm @poldeleon πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ‘‹πŸΌ

01:04 AM

ICYMI: Summer is upon us, and we’re not the only ones feeling the heat – we need to look out for our furry companions, too. We talked to PAWS last week to ask for tips on how we can help them cool down :) https://www.rappler.com/philippines/how-take-care-fur-babies-heat/

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RJ Mendoza
Apr 10 03:35 AM
Kaycee Valmonte

According to the Philippine College of Physicians: - Adults aged 19 to 64 years should get a single Tdap booster - Adults aged 65 and above who did not get a Tdap booster should get 1 booster dose "particularly if contact with infants is anticipated" @RJ Mendoza

thank you! i just had my tetanus booster last year kasi. eh minsan I have interactions with children through various groups and gatherings. this helps, thank you

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Apr 10 03:41 AM
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i had probable heat stroke many years back. i thought i was about to die, no joke. took me a while to recover

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Apr 10 05:54 AM
RJ Mendoza

i had probable heat stroke many years back. i thought i was about to die, no joke. took me a while to recover

Oh wow! If you don't mind, can you share with us how it went? From hospitalization to recovery?

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RJ Mendoza
Apr 10 06:40 AM
Kaycee Valmonte

Oh wow! If you don't mind, can you share with us how it went? From hospitalization to recovery?

thankfully i didn't need to go to the hospital, but i knew it was bad as soon as i went off the bus at navotas one time. stayed there for a while and went home. next thing i know, i was very feverish and doing my best to cool myself off. i was already feeling unwell during the trip, but i initially dismissed it as hunger and thirst (spoiler: both did not help). i think it took me about five days to completely recover.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 10 09:03 AM

Glad you were able to recover!

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 10 09:10 AM

ICYMI: One of Rappler's Aries Rufo Journalism fellow, Jerry Yubal Jr., wrote about the spread of health & wellness misinfo on Tiktok. Sharing his story here: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/how-tiktok-spreads-false-cures-hopes/

Have you noticed how influencers have recently been marketing random products for weight loss, among others? Let me know your thoughts πŸ’­

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RJ Mendoza
Apr 10 09:33 AM
Kaycee Valmonte

Glad you were able to recover!

thank you. never again, gosh. whenever i feel like it, i buy a bottle of electrolyte drink, especially when hot.

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Kaycee Valmonte
Apr 10 09:39 AM

Same here! I bring a mini bottle of Pocari sweat now whenever I need to head out for coverage.

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Kaycee Valmonte

ICYMI: One of Rappler's Aries Rufo Journalism fellow, Jerry Yubal Jr., wrote about the spread of health & wellness misinfo on Tiktok. Sharing his story here: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/how-tiktok-spreads-false-cures-hopes/ Have you noticed how influencers have recently been marketing random products for weight loss, among others? Let me know your thoughts πŸ’­

Very helpful read. Thanks for sharing.

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