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HEALTH

Kidapawan's Biggest weight loser 2015 launched

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The Kidapawan City government and a wellness outfit has launched a Weight lose challenge 2015 for city government employees.About 160 workers are expected to participate in the two-month challenge,a project of Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista and Kidapawan's Wellness Hub.Boyet Apalit of Wellness Hub said his office will monitor the weight of participants within two months.Apalit said there are so many ways to lose weight, but as far as he is concerned, the most effective is 20 percent exercise and 80 percent proper nutrition and 100 percent mindset.The biggest lose

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Physician reminds public on food supplements

COTABATO CITY –
Careful in buying food supplements.”

These are the
words of advice from Dr. Kadil Sinolinding Jr, regional secretary of the Department
of Health in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM).

Food
supplements are like vitamins, it has no therapeutic benefits,” Sinolinding
told DXMS-AM radio Bida.

Sinoliding
reminded the public not to subscribe to food supplements whose manufacturers
and distributors claim it can cure cancer, high blood, diabetes and other
ailments.

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ACF thanks Filipinos for supporting campaign vs. malnutrition

KIDAPAWAN CITY -The ACF Philippines, a humanitarian organization, expressed appreciation to Filipinos for signing a petition dubbed as, ‘Generation Nutrition.” The global campaign, launched over a year ago, has called to stop children dying from malnutrition. Dyan Aimee Rodriguez, advocacy coordinator of ACF International on the Generation Nutrition campaign, told Filipinos that signed the petition were those that refused to keep silent over the ‘scandal’ of children’s lives lost or damaged due to malnutrition.

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DOH-ARMM launches Violence and Injury Prevention Alliance

COTABATO CITY -- To help reduce the effects of violence and injuries to the inhabitants of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the Department of Health (DOH-ARMM) today launched the Violence and Injury Prevention Alliance (VIPA) program, officials said today. According to Dr. Abdulhalik Kasim, MD, DOH-ARMM assistant secretary, the VIPA under the national government’s Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) primarily aims to reduce mortality, morbidity, and disability due to violence and injuries.

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8 out of 10 patients of Koronadal pulmonologist have smoking related diseases

KORONADAL CITY - Eight out of 10 patients of a pulmonologist in South Cotabato have diseases related to cigarette smoking, a physician today said.Dr. Virgie Sulit, a pulmonologist, revealed this during the launching of an anti-smoking drive in Koronadal City over the weekend.Apulmonologist, or pulmonary disease specialist, is a physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and diseases. Sulit said most of the patients were either active, passive or former smokers.She advised smokers to quit now before its too late.

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Suspected cholera downs 36 in Tantangan

KORONADAL CITY -- Health authorities in a remote village of Tantangan, South Cotabato have ordered all residents to boil drinking water and avoid taking food sold at roadsides. Dr. Renato Ureta, municipal health officer of Tantangan, South Cotabato led a team of health workers in visiting Barangay New Iloilo after 36 persons simultaneously complained of abdominal pain and diarrhea Thursday morning. The villagers were rushed to various of hospitals in Koronadal City. Ureta said the patients have complained of stomach pain and diarrhea. Many have become weak the past 12 hours.

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DOH 12 is short of penta vaccines - says official

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The health department in Soccsksargen (Region 12) is still short of pentavalent vaccines or five individual vaccines conjugated in one to protect children from five deadly diseases, an official from the region’s Department of Health (DoH-12) said. Dr. Frank Mateo, DOH-12 assistant regional director, admitted the giving of pentavalent vaccines had already stopped, in the meantime, in many parts of the region. Mateo said the problem is with the bidding process, which, until now, is not yet completed. The bidding is now at the DoH central office.

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Maguindanao provincial hospital, now a transformed health facility

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao — After 36-years, the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital (MPH) has evolved from ordinary health facility to what it is now – a state of the art hospital which prioritize peasant farmers.
This after hospital management established new building and health facilities with more physicians and health providers to serve patients. No less than Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President Alexander Padilla and DOH Undersecretary Paulyn Jean Ubial as special guests of the program on Thursday.

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Dengue cases down in Mlang

MLANG, North Cotabato -- Massive information campaign, stakeholders active participation and massive cleaning program down to the barangay level led to reduced number of dengue cases here, officials said.Dr. Glicerio Sotea, Mlang town health chief, the local government unit has conducted fogging operations in areas where there were high cases of dengue in the past, information campaign for villagers who responded by cleaning their surroundings every 4 p.m. that resulted in lower dengue cases and lowered the alert status in town.In July, 16 dengue cases were reported.

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2 Cotabato's poor villages with best sanitation practices compete in nationwide search

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Two hinterland towns in North Cotabato, both beneficiaries of a globally-funded water, sanitation, and hygiene project, are competing in a nationwide search for barangays with the best sanitation practices. Mayor Rene Rubino of the municipality of Arakan has signed an executive order declaratingthat they are joining this year’s National Search for Barangays with the Best Sanitation Practices (NSBBSP) of the Department of Health (DoH). Rubino has chosen Barangay Datu Mantangkil to compete for NSBBSP under Category-One or barangays with 100 to 250 households.

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