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 in a tight hug out of gigil.

PhilCare’s Clinical Management Director Dr. Yasmin Dela Cruz said that obesity in children is primarily caused by the wrong idea of what is “cute.” “Sure […]

October 7th, 2014|HEALTHY KIDS|0 Comments

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 the Department of Health, there were more than 1,700 cases, including 21 deaths that were recorded last year.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be spread through coughing, sneezing, […]

July 31st, 2014|HEALTHY KIDS|1 Comment

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 have turned the country to fertile grounds for growth of video games.

These developments tend to raise alarm among Filipinos, especially parents, who fear that engaging in video games could have […]

July 31st, 2014|HEALTHY KIDS|0 Comments