INTRODUCTION Tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats in the world and the largest single cause of preventable deaths. Globally, it kills more than seven million a year with more than six million of those deaths attributable to direct tobacco use. Around 80% of smokers worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries … Continue reading POLICY ANALYSIS REPORT: Graphic Health Warnings Law (Part 1)
The end is the beginning and the beginning is the end. The past year was a series of anniversaries, endings, and new beginnings. In this blogpost, I present the highlights of my year - my own version of #2017bestnine. I'll do away with very long wordy blogpost which I did in the previous year. This year, … Continue reading Anniversarius: 2017 Year in Review
I keep a record of the most memorable lines I hear in PGH. Some aren't funny, of course, but they remain to have an impact on me up to this day. To celebrate my first anniversary in PGH (08/01/17), I share with you the top ten lines I overheard at the Department of Neurosciences as … Continue reading Top Ten Lines Overheard at the Department of Neurosciences
Sobrang eventful ng araw na 'to (07-03-17) 1. Muntik na akong ma-late. This is why I hate Mondays. Huhu. 2. Biglang nagcode yung patient na nasa stretcher bed (along hallway) habang nagaganap ang nursing rounds (immediately after endorsements). Naubos yung oxygen sa tangke. Malayo yung wall oxygen outlet. Iisa ang portable suction machine. 3. Biglang … Continue reading 07-03-17
On January 26, my partner and I got tested for HIV. Here are few things you need to know about HIV and the test: A. What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid … Continue reading Know your status.
The Christian attitude which best compliments the virtues of joy, peace, and love is humility. We remember that Jesus was born in the most humbling condition, yet this Christian virtue is least celebrated. Hence, this is our Christmas prayer - may our celebration of Christmas be Christ-centered, humble and our merriment be expressed meekly. Merry … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
December 18 marks the end of the first year of my Return Service. Amazing how time flies! During the past year, I've been able to do three things: (1) work as a research assistant, establish an organization of researchers, (2) teach nursing topics, (3) work as a hospital staff nurse. In the final year of … Continue reading RSA: 1 of 2