Sangobion Iron for Healthy Blood and Sulong Dugong Pinoy Concert with Sarah G!

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Lately I’ve been feeling sluggish and tire easily. Despite weight loss it seems that instead of the energy I was expecting to gain I’m feeling fatigued. I was encouraged to attend an event for Sangobion® an organic iron supplement that helps to make sure you have healthy blood.

I took a test to find out just how my blood was doing. It was a relief to learn that it was in the normal range. What exactly does this mean? I’m not endanger of having anemia. 1 out of 4 people are at risk of anemia. Some of the common signs are fatigue, paleness, weakness, lack of concentration and dizziness. The consequences of having anemia can be poor pregnancy, impaired physical and cognitive development, increased risk of mortality in children and reduced work productivity.

Iron is an essential for blood production and helps our blood cells transport oxygen throughout our body.

Dr Corazon Gamilla, obstetrician and gynecologist at University of Santo Tomas Hospital shared about anemia, achieving healthy blood and why we need Sangobion® in our everyday life.

How much iron would you need to meet your needs? Age, gender and overall health comes into play. It differs from men, women, pregnant women to lactating women.

Sangobion® has Vitamin C, Folic acid, Vitamin B12, Copper sulfate, and Manganese sulfate. The organic iron formulation allows for better absorption inside the body and has less gastrointestinal side effects than ferrous sulfate. A common side effect of most iron supplements is constipation which is not the case as Sangobion® has Sorbitol components.

The capsules are chocolate scented and has no metallic aftertaste like some supplements making it more enticing to drink. Aside from drinking Sangobion® daily, it’s encouraged to eat food such as whole grain bread, red meat, eggs, peanut butter, spinach, tomatoes, and oatmeal will help prevent anemia.

Sarah Geronimo is going on two years as Sangobion® Iron+ brand ambassador. She proudly chooses to represent this brand as she takes it to help her keep up with a hectic schedule.

The biggest blood health event will be held at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall where Sarah Geronimo will headline a FREE concert. Attendees can also donate blood as long as they qualify after taking a healthy blood test.

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The New ManilaMed Center for Womens Health

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The last place I want to find myself is in a hospital. Being a mom of three and a woman, I know that it’s my responsibility to keep abreast of important health concerns. I recently attended a talk held at Dr. Paulo C. Campos Hall of ManilaMed located at UN Avenue, Manila. The talk focused on ‘Dystocia’ also known as dysfunctional labor.

ManilaMed (formerly Medical Center Manila) was established in 1967 and continues to serve the medical needs of every patient until now. ManilaMed aims to be the hospital favored for exceptional patient experience by responding to the needs of the community in the preservation of health through education, training and research.

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As the first hospital in the Philippines to provide a center specifically for women, ManilaMed takes its #FeelBetter vow even further by providing 5 major subspecialties, conditions specific to women.

The Center for Women’s Health specifically has a Breast Diagnostic Unit, Fertility Enhancement Unit, OB-GYN Ultrasound, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, and Colposcopy and Cryotherapy Unit.

  • Breast Diagnostic Center (BCD): mammography, sonomammography (breast ultrasound), core biopsy, ductography, wire localization, and cyst aspiration
  • Fertility Enhancement Center (FEC): consultation for infertile couples, intrauterine insemination, follicle monitoring, evaluation of fallopian tube patency (Hysterogram), semen analysis and sperm washing
  • OB-GYN Ultrasound (OBUS): 2D, 3D, 4D ultrasound, transabdominal, transvaginal and transrectal, Biophysical Score (BPS), Non Stress Test (NST), Congenital Anamoly Scanning (CAS), Ob-Gyn Doppler Studies, Saline Infusion Sonologic Hysterogram (SISH), Ultrasound guided Paracentesis
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine (MFM): consultation for high risk pregnancies, ultrasound for 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy such as CAS, BPP, Biometry, Doppler Studies, Non-Stress Test (NST), Ultrasound-guided Amnioreduction
  • Colposcopy and CryotherapyCenter (CCC): Coloposcopy, Cryotherapy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), Vulvar Biopsy, liquid based cytology with HPV-DNA testing, treatment for Vulvoginal Warts

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Speaker: Dr. Maynila Domingo (Maternal and Fetal Medicine)

They say when you’re giving birth; your other foot is already in the grave. Childbirth is dangerous and can be considered as high risk. There are some difficulties that can arise that cause a dysfunctional labor as explained in the lay forum – Dystocia. Dr. Maynila Domingo, M.D. of Maternal and Fetal Medicine gave an informative talk which was attended by students and patients.

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In order to understand dysfunctional labor we had to first learn about labor, their types and possible causes. I’m going to share with you what I have learned during the forum which I consider as very helpful tool for all of us, women.

To better explain it, here are the basics. Labor is the process leading up to the actual childbirth. There are two types of labor: True Labor and False Labor. Childbirth can be done vaginally or by abdomen (C-Section). Labor can be considered dysfunctional when a woman’s pelvis is too narrow or wide and short. Breech positions can be a sign of dysfunction especially when the baby is coming out shoulder first. Another obvious reason is multiple births or having more than 1 baby during labor. A mother’s outlook is also important. Anxiety, tolerance of pain, attitude and support come into play.

Ways that dysfunctional labor can be managed is by having an assisted delivery or an abdominal delivery. The risks of Dystocia go up when moms to be are obese, too young or too old, having diabetes or uterine malformations, induced labor, and high anxiety.

The best ways to prevent Dystocia is by keeping one’s weight in the normal range, consistent pre-natal visits and exercise.

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All the more, we should promote the awareness of women’s health issues. Thanks to ManilaMed for providing a venue for us, women, to feel comfortable enough to broach our concerns and get the medical attention we need.

By the way, the Center for Women’s Health is at the 5th Floor of ManilaMed.

We all know that the importance of a hospital cannot be understated. Everyday someone is born, injured, or falls ill to some sort of disease. The disease and ailments around us are numerous and range from a common cold or flu to something more severe as cancer or even a stroke. Good thing there’s ManilaMed who is giving every Filipina an access to knowledge related to the spectrum of women’s health issues, its cures, and how can it be prevented.

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Visit the ManilaMed website and Facebook page.

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5 Champion Facts You Might Not Know About James Reid

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For all you James Reid fans this one’s for you! My other MILO post on his moves from the “Energy Gap” song has been such a hit.

The new MILO Champ Moves continues to make waves on social media, with millions of netizens having watched the viral, upbeat music video, even creating their own versions through parody clips, memes and cool remixes. Did you know that there’s more to James than his roles in movies and TV shows?


Here are five Champion Facts you probably didn’t know about the talented James Reid and why he wants to help kids #BeatEnergyGap:

He was an athlete at an early age and competed in school competitions.

James is not only agile on the dance floor but also in sports, having participated in gymnastics, Australian football, swimming, golf, and cricket.

“I was very athletic as a kid, and I’m very proud of that. When I was in primary school until high school, I would try everything,” shared James during the Champ Moves video shoot. “I love swimming and I’ve been doing it as long as I can remember. I also played Australian football, golf, gymnastics, and even went as far as high-diving.”

Showing off his champ-like enthusiasm and winning energy, James excelled particularly in gymnastics and swimming, allowing him to participate in several school competitions.

“I competed in school for swimming, and I also reached regionals for gymnastics. Looking back, it was really a good experience, I even won a bronze medal for it,” he recalled.

James’ dad was the reason why he was athletic at a young age, encouraging him to try different sports.

Growing up, James’ dad encouraged him to work hard and play hard. Whenever James would start to doubt himself, it was his dad who kept pushing him to excel.

“My dad introduced me to different types of sports. He didn’t make me do anything I didn’t want to do. Instead, he encouraged me to try new things and to do my best—he even loved taking videos of me in training. Even if I wasn’t good at a sport, he’d keep pushing me to never give up,” James shared.

More than competing and winning, he loves the team camaraderie.

“During competitions, what I enjoyed the most was the team camaraderie—meeting new people and making new friends who were like-minded and passionate about sports,” James said.

Despite his busy schedule in front of the screen, James continues to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

James makes sure that he keeps an active and healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating right.

“Regardless of how hectic my schedule gets, I still make sure I stay active by going to the gym,” said James. “In keeping a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to start your day right by eating a nutritious breakfast; as they say it’s the most important meal of the day.”

James also stressed that discipline is key in achieving a healthy lifestyle. “It’s so easy to fall back on eating unhealthy food knowing that it won’t give you the right energy or nutrients. One needs the willpower to choose to eat the right food, and keep doing it every day. It’s the secret to having a happy and healthy life.

As a MILO kid himself, James wants to help kids #BeatEnergyGap through MILO Champ Moves.

When he sings “drink MILO every day!”, you know he means it.

Growing up in Australia where MILO originated, James drank MILO every day before going to school and sometimes after. “I grew up drinking MILO as a kid. It’s a brand that everyone knows, loves and remember seven from their childhood. So I’m so excited to be part of the MILO family,” shared James.

“Champ Moves in partnership with DepEd is a great program for kids as it will allow them to be more active, more alert during the day, especially for school. When you’re physically active, it’s easier to learn, absorb information, and socialize. The MILO Champ Moves program will surely energize kids to start the day right.”

Help #BeatEnergyGap today by doing the new MILO Champ Moves with James. Watch the video on the MILO Philippines Facebook page and the Nestle Philippines YouTube Channel. Follow @MiloPh on Twitter and @MiloPhilippines on Instagram for more information about Champ Moves.

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