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Omega-3 supplementation in chronic inflammation – improving heart problems, mental health, asthma and musculoskeletal pain

Many chronic diseases are related with progression of chronic inflammation. In heart problems, mental health, asthma and musculoskeletal pain, inflammation is a marker for disease severity. We now look into the role of omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids in inflammation, and their subsequent role in improving the quality of life in patients with chronic disease. Cardiovascular disease There may be a

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The role of omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy in fetal gestation, brain development and asthma

During the very sensitive time of pregnancy, the fetus is subject to various nutritional, environmental, and socio-economic factors that may make or break neonatal outcomes. Supplementation with the appropriate nutrients are vital in optimal development – and may be a predictor of the quality of life of the growing fetus in its adult years. Gestational length and birth weight Preterm

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The role of omega-3 in the heart

Omega-3, as of late, is only emerging as a supplement that is underutilized in patients with heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. New studies have confirmed its use in patients for various purposes. Maintaining blood pressure In a double-blind, placebo-controlled RCT, 312 healthy men and women were given a control oil, and fish oil, either at 0.7 or 1.8 grams

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Telemedicine aids in follow-ups of pregnant mothers in Aurora province

Last June 4 to 7, 2017, MyDocNow, a telemedicine provider based in Makati, was able to power a medical mission to Aurora (Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag) with the help of 75 healthcare providers. A total of 450 pregnant women were screened to identify high-risk patients on-site. Doctors were also able to screen one thousand children under 5 years old. They

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How to make your hospital workplace better

There are plenty of different hospital workplaces. It is always a different experience in each one. But in order to create an ideal hospital workplace, it is important to start with one’s own outlook. Create a culture of empathy Always be considerate of the feelings of other colleagues, subordinates, and superiors. Being able to empathize means to be able

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Serious MD – a pretty serious review

As doctors, we are all familiar with the pain of writing patient notes and prescriptions. Pulling out records is a pain. We all wish we had our data in our tablets, laptops and mobile phones. There are plenty of electronic medical records systems in the world, especially in the US, Europe, Japan, Singapore and Australia. I came across the relatively

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Medicine: A game of resilience and grit

There are plenty of days when I would ask myself if becoming a doctor is worth it. There were good days and bad days. That day when I got accepted into medical school. That day when I was one of the highest in an exam. When my teacher would say, good reasoning, you got that diagnosis correct. Those days when

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