Gentle Parenting

Parenthood is one of the most challenging and fulfilling roles in this lifetime. A child is born into the world with sheer innocence and curiosity. John Locke, an English philosopher, proposed the concept of “tabula rasa” that translates to blank slate, where children are molded according to their upbringing. They get their values from their […]

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When is the Best Time to Have a Baby?

by Dena Mae Amor Desabille-Deblois, MD, MPH Only have a child when you are ready, whether you are 19 years old, 28 years old, or 40 years old. In the Philippines, the expense of having a child has increased significantly, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only the monetary cost of a baby’s first year […]

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Common Myths about Breastfeeding

by Dr Dena Mae Amor Desabille-Deblois Breastfeeding is natural, yet it is not easy. It is a mix of breastfeeding, dedication, and an enabling environment for the mother and her baby. This liquid gold has well-established benefits and being aware of them will empower a woman who intends to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is also associated with […]

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Tuberculosis – What You Should Know

by Maria Theresa R. Termulo, M.D. Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The disease is an airborne infection acquired by breathing in contaminated air droplets coughed or sneezed by a person who has an active TB. The disease primarily affects the lungs but can also affect other organ systems such as […]

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Common Myths about Asthma

By: Maria Theresa R. Termulo, MD Globally, asthma is 28th among the leading causes of burden of disease and is acknowledged as one of the most prevalent chronic respiratory diseases worldwide. In 2016, there were 339.4 million people worldwide affected by asthma based on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study. In the Philippines, the […]

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