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‘Models for healthy lifestyle’ to be feted

By Jason B. Neola

THE Department of Health’s “Belly Gud Pilipinas Go 4 Health” contest which was adopted by the city government here has formally ended on September 28, this year.

The waist-reduction challenge concluded with the conduct of final measurement of the waist lines of the 9 participants which determined who among them was the “biggest loser” or had dropped more pounds of weight after undergoing healthy diet and regular physical exercises in a span of six months. Originally, the competition started with 19 participants until it trimmed down to 9.

Assistant City Health Officer Dr. Joframel Paz, head of the Technical Working Group, said the “City Hall’s models for healthy lifestyle” will be given recognition in an awarding ceremony to be held on October 15, this year, at the Naga City People’s Mall.

  • October 16th 2015
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City Health Office advises: “Get that 4 o’clock habit!”

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — The City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) of the City Health Office here has recorded 206 cases of dengue from January 1 to September 28, this year. The figure allowed the unit to register a 73% increase in dengue cases as there were only 119 cases registered for the same period in 2014.

The figure was summed up from reports from the Bicol Medical Center, Mother Seton Hospital and St. John Hospital, all based in this city, being the recognized medical institutions by the Department of Health as sentinel hospitals, from which the data on dengue cases can officially be culled for purposes of establishing trends.

No death due to dengue was recorded in the reports dispatched to CESU by any of the 3 medical institutions.

In her report to City Health Officer Dr. Vito C. Borja II, CESU Disease Surveillance Officer-Designate Maria Divina Corazon Onza said that it was the 34th morbidity week (or MW 34), which covers the August 29, 2015 to September 4, 2015 period, which has the highest number of dengue cases among the 4 morbidity weeks (MW 32, MW 33, MW 34 and MW 35) in the clustering of cases that occurred from January 1 to September 28, this year. It was in these 4 weeks when dengue was reported to be at its peak.

  • October 13th 2015
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Naga gives its best shot to boost DOH’s free ‘Bakuna’ program

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — More than 3,000 students here are expected to be joining along with other learners in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide the Bakuna para sa Kabataan, Proteksyon sa Kinabukasan, the government’s immunization program that aims to protect the children from communicable but vaccine-preventable diseases.

August has been declared as school-based free immunization program month.

The nationwide school-based immunization program was launched in this city last Monday, Aug. 3, by the Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the Department of Education, the Department of Interior and Local Government along with parents, students, local government officials and a representative from the World Health Organization.

  • August 7th 2015
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