What is PCOS?

MyDoctorFinder October 15, 2017

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a health condition caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The ovaries might be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs. This condition causes the ovaries to not function properly. According to PCOS Awareness Association, it is a leading cause of female infertility and is responsible for ...

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Four Signs You’re Ovulating

MyDoctorFinder October 10, 2017

Lifestyle, health, and genetics are just some of the numerous factors that affect probability of pregnancy. But most women tend to overlook ovulation and the fertility window. These two will decide whether or not a woman will have a hard time starting a family with her partner. Ovulation happens when the ovary releases a mature egg down the fall...

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What is a Health Insurance Card?

MyDoctorFinder October 9, 2017

Getting sick is one of the most expensive costs for an ordinary Filipino. When an individual gets sick, the family usually borrows from banks, relatives, and friends to cover the bills. In the Philippines, we have PhilHealth. Although this can be helpful to majority of the population, this service can only cover a percentage of the total cost. This...

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Signs and Symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis

MyDoctorFinder September 18, 2017

The Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) shows itself with signs which are associated with common illnesses. It is difficult to determine whether or not it is indeed Japanese Encephalitis since the most common symptoms are: Mild headache Fever Sometimes without any apparent symptoms Even though it might not show itself, study shows that...

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Two Ways to Prevent Acquiring Japanese Encephalitis

MyDoctorFinder September 18, 2017

Japanese Encephalitis is a popular disease among adventure seekers. From its name, the disease originated in Japan wherein the first outbreak happened around 1871. However, this does not suggest that Japanese Encephalitis is exclusive for Japan. It is endemic in 24 countries in Asia and Western Pacific. The disease is from Culex mosquitoes that car...

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What is Japanese Encephalitis?

MyDoctorFinder September 26, 2017

Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) originates from the Flavivirus family, from which dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile virus also come from. It is spread on by the Culex mosquito and can affect humans, horses, and pigs. Mosquitoes are only the vectors or the passers of the disease. Wild birds are identified as the natural hosts of JEV. It was f...

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Six Self-Management Tips for Arthritis

MyDoctorFinder September 14, 2017

Self-management of arthritis is about choosing to lead a healthy and positive lifestyle. At the same time, it is about acknowledging and addressing the physical and emotional effects of the disease. Listed below are some important habits that can help you manage your physical condition: Be organized Keep track of symptoms, pain levels...

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Eight Ways to Prevent Harmful Effects of Blue Light

MyDoctorFinder September 14, 2017

Did you know that smartphones can affect a person’s overall health? The screens of our gadgets emit what is called the “blue light.” During the day, this light keeps us awake and alert as it suppresses melatonin (sleep hormone) secretion in the brain. However, at night, this same light becomes harmful as it disrupts the body&rs...

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Five Easy Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

MyDoctorFinder August 27, 2017

Are you having trouble falling asleep at night? Forget about counting sheep or reciting the alphabet backwards. Instead, try these five simple yoga exercises. These yoga exercises will surely soothe your mind and body, helping you fall asleep faster and better throughout the night. Standing Forward (Uttanasana) Stand straight with you...

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Four Steps to Treat a Sprain or Strain

MyDoctorFinder August 27, 2017

Ever had a sprain or strain? What did you do to relieve the pain and promote healing? One method of treating a sprain or strain is called the RICE Treatment. Read on to further know how you can treat this kind of minor injury by yourself. Rest Rest and protect the injured limb. Take a break from any activity that may cause further pa...

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