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Fond of coffee? Here’s what you don’t know about your favorite drink

Coffee, according to an Ethiopian legend, was discovered by a goatherd named Kaldi. One day he noticed that after eating berries from a certain tree, his goats started behaving rather […]

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Constipated? Try these natural remedies

Believe it or not, most of us experience constipation more often than we’d like to admit. While most people will resort to quick fix with laxatives, a healthier and more […]

5 Things you can do for a toned body in less than 2 months

We all want to look good in bathing suits but preparing for that summer outing can be tiresome, especially when it is still a few months away. But as we […]

Health Alert: What is MERS-Cov?

What is MERS-CoV? Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-Cov) is a viral respiratory illness. It is caused by coronavirus, a large family of viruses from the common cold to severe acute […]


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The PhilCare Go!Mobile

healthcare plan and your path towards wellness.

The new and improved PhilCare Android app, the PhilCare
Go!Mobile, is here to help you keep track of your PhilCare account.
It lets you view your account benefit, physical exam appointments,
and results. You can also use it to find a provider near you.
PhilCare Go!Mobile even comes with BMI calculator
and updated health blog to jumpstart your fitness goals.

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Everything you need to know about
the PhilCare Wellness Index,

the first comprehensive study
on Filipino’s health and wellness.




It’s a balancing act: 3 tips to stay in control of your life

Career coach Marty Nemko said that aiming for happiness in life is a “misguided” idea. “Mother Teresa didn’t work in the stench of Calcutta streets, ankles bitten by scorpions, because it made her happy. She […]

Smart business tip: Ban workaholics in the office

They used to be the poster boys of the ideal worker – people who log in more than 50 hours per week, depriving themselves of weekend and even holiday breaks all for the love of, […]

Allowing employees to ‘sleep on the job’ may be profitable for your business

One of the biggest contradictions about Filipinos is their sleeping habits, particularly how these were formed. From infancy to adolescence, Filipino children were practically forced to learn the habit of siesta, or the taking afternoon naps. […]


The only selfie women should be doing once a month

Beginning age 20, women should be informed about the benefits and limitations of self breast exam (SBE). Johns Hopkins Medicine states, “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.”

Not so glam: Sharing cosmetics and how you’re actually helping spread sore eyes

In the Philippines, the start of summer means the spread of many infections such as sore eyes ( viral conjunctivitis). Although treatable and usually resolves […]

Why every Filipina should take cervical cancer seriously

Cervical cancer is rapidly becoming one of the deadliest forms of cancers.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are half a million new cases […]


40 % of the world’s population is in danger of getting this disease. You don’t want to be next.

A rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease is threatening to infect 2.5 billion people or 40% of the world’s population (both children and adults), including those […]


Children and obesity: Why it’s not “cute”

Take a chubby baby or toddler and you’re bound to squeal in delight. Your hands wil probably pinch the “fluffy” cheeks and squeeze those kids […]

Five facts about measles that can save your baby’s life

Recently, the Philippines experienced a measles outbreak in at least nine of its cities in Metro Manila. According to the National Epidemiology Center (NEC) of […]

Believe it or not, video games do have health benefits

The surge in the number of Filipinos purchasing smart phones, the popularity of gaming consoles, and the sustained increase in Internet use in the Philippines […]