Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How will technology impact the future of medicine

Press Release
***image from Quartzclinical.com

Technology and medicine consequently come along the way when it comes to changes and updates. With this clinical studies can be done using a specific type of technology for better, easier, and faster results leaving minimal room for errors. The progress of determining and elevating on how a patient can be treated can be monitored with less human intervention- to more precise analysis, compared to earlier times when a manual technique is applied just to attain certain medical result to use for future reference. The kind of manual medical technique can never be set aside because it was the foundation and guide for the current scenario in hospital, clinical, and a wider setting as laboratory facilities. 

In a hospital-based setting where medical staff is scheduled to monitor patients from their medication and any medical intervention needed, this is the so-called traditional way of attending to patient's needs except hospital interventions when physical management is required. Today, providing health can be done using any medical technology which is hooked and connected online. From prescribed medicine, updating of scheduled surgery, follow-up appointments, availability of the physicians and other medical interventions needed by a patient. 

Due to the evolvement of technology, machine learning can be additional medical techniques that can be used in this present time. This is somehow considered artificial intelligence using information through data gathering of a certain patient to a specific mode of medical action. 

A company such as Quartzclinical is an online platform that provides technology-based, safe, cost-effective, healthcare to patients, as they claimed.

Can we welcome such modifications and improvements? I believe so, it can gather a massive amount of information in a given time which means the future of technology in the field of medicine. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

What is the first sign of Measles

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40 °C (104.0 °F), cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes.

Koplik's spots (https://phil.cdc.gov/details.aspx?pid=3187)
This image depicts an intraoral view of a patient, who had presented to a clinical setting exhibiting redness and edema of the oropharynx, and small red spots, on the soft palate mucosa. A diagnosis of Koplik’s spots on the soft palate and oropharynx was made, due to pre-eruptive measles, on day-3 of the illness.

Koplik's spots are believed to be the first or an early sign of measles, rashes will appear all over the body after 3-5 days after symptoms start. 

A few hours ago, the Department of Health declared an outbreak in Manila, Central Luzon, Philippines, leaving people inattention to symptoms surrounding the cases reported. Since measles is transmitted by coughing and sneezing which means airborne in origin. If a person is infected with measles, one is contagious from 4 days before and 4 days after the onset of rashes. 

***images from Department of Health, Philippines

What to do and how to prevent measles contamination?

  1. Avoid and prevent kids from exposing them to crowded places.
  2. Wear a mask if needed.
  3. Educate people to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing. Avoid covering your mouth with your hands as this will spread contamination when you touch things or even a touching a person. Use disposable napkin and tissue and know how to dispose of properly. When there's no available tissue or napkin, use your arm by positioning it between your nose and mouth, see image above. Also, using the collar part of your shirt your wearing, cover your nose and mouth. 
  4. Wash hands as often as possible, proper hand washing technique and personal hygiene are important.
  5. Eat nutritious foods; vegetables, fruits, increase fluid intake, and add supplemental vitamins can help too.
  6. Monitor your temperature if you feeling sick, watch out for rashes and early sign of measles.
  7. Vaccination, have your babies vaccinated to prevent possible worsening of the condition on the latter part.
  8. Report to your doctor, have your self be recorded.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Free “Bazi Reading” for Château Royale guests during the “Year of the Pig”


In celebration of the coming Chinese New Year, Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa guests on February 9 will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience they will never forget.

As a special treat to its “Year of the Pig” checked-in guests, Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa will have a Bazi reading expert who will be ready to accept Bazi reading and consultation.

“Bazi Reading” or “birth profiling” is a statistical tool used to analyze a person’s birth date and time in order to read and understand that person’s assets and liabilities. Among these include health, marriage, career path, and other life’s important activities and foresee high-probability events. This reading will help provide individuals a good understanding of who they really are, their potentials for success.

All readings are done scientifically with no amount of superstition whatsoever. The readings’ results are provided in order to help enable people to make wiser decisions or do realistic adjustments in their lives that will help shape or affect their future.

To avail of the Bazi consultation, checked-in guests should only register with the Concierge and will be asked to prepare at least 3 specific questions that the Bazi master will answer. For deeper reading, guests will be asked of their birth date and hour of birth. If no hour of birth is provided, only limited advise on business, children and lovelife will be provided.

The Bazi Reading at Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa for the Chinese New Year will be offered for only P5,688 to checked-in guests instead of the usual P8,888. This comes with a Bazi chart to be given onsite and sent as well to guests’ email.

In the email, a personality reading will also be included so that clients are guided and they can have a better understanding of themselves. For those with families, it is suggested that they provide the Bazi expert the hour of birth of the spouses and their children so that their questions may be answered better.

“Every Chinese New Year, it is common that you find people seek guidance from the stars, and now with Bazi reading, they can get guidance about life’s future happenings through numbers and done in the most scientific way possible. At Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa, everyone is family, and what better way to make family bonding better during Chinese New Year than to provide them with a family experience they will truly cherish, just like every time they stay here,” explains Marie Abolencia, Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

So head on out to Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa for that unique Chinese New Year experience you will never forget. Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa is located at Km. 72, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas. For more about Château Royale Hotel Resort and Spa and its wonderful Christmas offerings, call (02) 742-8016, (+63)917-5015478, (+63)917-7035876, or (+63)917-7046183, or email reservationschateauroyale@gmail.com. You can also visit www.chateauroyalebatangas.com.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Don't Commit These Mistakes When Buying a Home

Before homebuyers proceed with making a purchase, they carry out extensive research and take into account their needs and lifestyle. All things considered, this is not a cheap venture and they want to get their money’s worth. But even with careful planning, it’s inevitable that something goes wrong. Learn from the common mistake homebuyers make and ensure you aren’t repeating them.
 Being too meticulous
Knowing what you want in a home could expedite the search, but it can also hinder potential homeowners from finding the right property. Although you will have a list of must-haves for your dream home, you still need to be open to the idea that you may not be getting everything you want especially if you’re on a budget. Be realistic about your preferences so that you don’t end up being disappointed in the end.
 Being persuaded by ads
Purchasing a property is already a risk in itself so you wouldn’t want to buy on impulse just because you were attracted by an advertisement. It’s not the same as buying a new phone or a pair of shoes and requires research and consulting with an expert. Choose a trusted land developer like Calmar Land as they are committed to providing high-quality homes that are truly within reach for Filipinos.
 Overlooking the budget

Crunch the numbers and analyze the best way to pay for your home. Will you file for a home loan or are you using up the money in your savings account? Determine how much you’re willing to spend and stick to the budget. You’ll also want to factor in additional expenses such as association dues, monthly bills, property taxes, and a contingency fund in case repairs need to be done.