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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Paul John A. Vesagas
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That tongue-twisting Schistosomiasis parasite
SCHISTOSOMIASIS is a parasitic disease that is carried by an intermediary agent, which is a snail. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that Schistosomiasis is common to places with poor sanitation. According the World Health Organization (WHO), the transmission ...
From 744 days ago
Some tips in taking Doxycycline antibiotics for leptospirosis prevention
Writer’s note: A similar article appeared in my column way back in January 2012 as the aftermath of typhoon Sendong included an outbreak of leptospirosis in Northern Mindanao Region with a denser population being affected at Cagayan de Oro City, ...
From 758 days ago
Hashtags for HIV prevention: Effective or just Popular Culture?
ONE lazy afternoon I was browsing my Facebook like most ‘Millennials’ do. My attention was caught by one post which claims to help stop spread of HIV but rather in the most peculiar way as the post reads, “ Let’s ...
From 772 days ago
Vesagas: Target the system, not the personality
RANDOMLY, a video showing a female nurse being verbally berated at the nurses’ station by an exasperated lady watcher and later on was physically assaulted by a man accompanying the watcher has gone viral in social media. The video which ...
From 793 days ago
Filariasis awareness health month 2017
FILARIASIS awareness month is observed every November according to the Department of Health (DOH) pursuant to Executive Order No. 369 of 2004. Although relatively old public health concern but nevertheless equally present and persistent in the Philippines, filariasis like dengue and ...
From 800 days ago
Vesagas: Suicide in the eyes of sociologists
Writer’s note: (An article related to today’s piece was published by the writer in this paper back in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Today’s article is a product of both the three-semester worth of lectures in sociological theories the writer had ...
From 863 days ago
Vesagas: Distinguishing myths from facts: Epilepsy
QUOTING from Proclamation No. 230, which was dated last August 12, 2002, the then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared the first week of September every year as the National Epilepsy Month. Statistics holds that an estimate of 50 million people worldwide ...
From 870 days ago
The big O’S of eye health: Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist
WILLIAM Shakespeare once wrote, “The eyes are the window to your soul,” Cicero, a great Roman Philosopher likewise said that, "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." Undoubtedly, the eyes perform functions beyond ...
From 877 days ago
Vesagas: One more time, the Milk Code: Its salient points
(Writer’s note: This article first appeared in SunStar Cagayan de Oro paper three years ago. This has been republished due to its timeliness but edited and updated to the current provisions and practices.) WHILE it is true that culture changes ...
From 891 days ago
Vesagas: Family Planning Month
AUGUST has been dubbed as the National Family Planning Month, which centers on the attainment of a better quality of life for the mother, the father and the family as a whole. The two institutions expected to spearhead this health ...
From 905 days ago