Health Concerns

For a busy mom like me, working 12 hours a day, every minute counts. At my age I have come to a point that I need to prioritize my activities for the day. I hate traffic and queuing because I believe those times are wasted. Sometimes I wish I am a senior citizen who enjoys discounts and always the priority when it comes to service.

One of the trend in today’s way of life is  buying online, products from food to books can be delivered right at your doorstep. Our family is fond patronizing online shopping. This saves time  and effort and most specially discounts are available. Aside from groceries , the drugstore or pharmacy is one of the place I frequent for our essential medicines needs.

Its good to know that medicines from The Generics Pharmacy can be delivered by way of City Delivery. Generic drugs from hypertension medications to fever and cough meds for both pediatrics and adults can be sent at your doorstep . Just order through their hotline, text line or website.

The Generics Pharmacy delivers via City Delivery, it is the First Medicine Delivery in the Metro.

For over-the counter-medicines, you may place your order directly via their

For medicines that needs prescription, kindly follow these steps:

  1. Order via hotline, text line or websites
  2. Email ( or fax them a copy of the doctor’s prescription (get fax numbers from from CSRs)
  3. The CSRs will process your orders
  4. Wait for your orders to be delivered to you.






Cord Blood Banking in PH

by Anna Katharina on February 1, 2012

in Blogging,Health Concerns,Nurse Quad

Cord blood banking is available at CordLife, the Philippines’ first world-class cord blood processing and storage facility which is located at the UP-AyalaLand TechnoHub Diliman, Q.C.

In February 2010, CordLife Medical Philippines, Inc. officially opened the country’s first and only cord blood processing and storage facility located in Metro Manila, to better serve the cord blood banking needs of the Philippine market. It is the first local stem cell processing and storage facility in the Philippines.

What is the importance of preserving your child’s cord blood?

Cord blood has stem cells which are agent responsible for replenishing the blood and immune system  The stem cells have the ability to develop into new and healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Stem cells have been proven to successfully treat diseases including cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, blood disorders such as thalassaemia as well as immune deficiencies and metabolic disorders

Researchers say stem cells from cord blood may be used to treat diseases of the family members since the chance of locating a cord blood match within the family is 60 percent higher than a bone marrow match, includes fewer complications, and has improved medical outcomes.

Cord blood is collected from the umbilical cord immediately after birth.

For more information on CordLife and cord blood banking, visit 
Call 710-9195.
E-mail address:

Urinary Tract Infection Test Kit

by Anna Katharina on November 8, 2011

in Health Concerns,Keeping Fit,Nurse Quad

UTI Home Screening Test Kit

For those men and women who are prone to UTI, a screening test kit is available for home use. It is fast and easy to use for a qualitative detection of urinary tract infection before any signs of pain or discomfort upon urination manifest.

I bought the UTI test kit at Watson’s and it costs 150 pesos. It contains 3 test strips, a product insert containing instructions on how to use the kit with general information about UTI and a color chart pad.

The best time to test UTI is to use the first morning urine specimen. Clean the genital area and wash your hands. One can urinate directly to the test strips but it has to be midstream urine, meaning urine that is passed in the middle part during the act of urinating. Follow the steps mentioned in the product insert.

If your results are abnormal make sure your doctor knows about this, because complications can happen such as infection of the kidney, bladder and urethra.

Dr. Almond L. Derla, Over-all Chair of the 8th PACCD Annual Convention invites colleagues to attend the 8th Annual Convention of the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology (PACCD) which will be held on October 7-8,2011 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Manila, Ortigas Center Mandaluyong City, Philippines.  This year’s theme of the 8th PACCD Annual Convention is “ Trends and Directions in Dermatology.”

According to Dr A. Derla, the PACCD plans to pursue the trend set by the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) during the World Congress of Dermatology in Korea last may 24-29,2011, which focuses on a very exciting and innovative technology with the common goal and responsibility, that of global development of dermatology.

Some 400-physician dermatologists from all over the country will attend the plenary lectures and hands-on workshops. The pre-convention workshops which will be held on October 6, 2011 will be about, lasers, Botox and fillers.

Plenary lectures are Acne Scars and keloid, Smart approach in resolving acne, herpes zoster, female pattern hair loss, hypotrichosis of the eyelash, Use of CO2 Fraxel laser and techniques, newest multi-platform Diode laser for dermatology, upper and mid-face rejuvenation, photo dermatology, leg varicosities and others.

For more registration details of the convention, visit their website at email:

Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology
2/F Room 211, De Ocampo Medical Center?# 2921 Nagtahan St. Sta. Mesa, Manila
Telefax # (02)714-4284
Mobile : 0917-3455195 / 0933-165-70 .