Aug 5, 2014





Music really plays an important role as relief from stress and pains. Lately, I had a lot of back pains due to pregnancy. But when I listen to my favorite music, the pain slowly go away. Just like yesterday, the short trip to the park gave me the opportunity to enjoy the sun while listening to live brass band. It made me forget how all the awkward feelings I have. Different instruments act not only as musiciansfriend but to the listeners they are great relief. They simply brings joy to everyone's heart.


How about you? What’s the effect of music to you?

May 6, 2014

During pregnancy, many women may suffer from different minor health issues. In some case, there are more serious pregnancy complications that may arise. It's important not to neglect these complications as they may lead the mother and baby to trouble if not treated right. 

Monitoring blood sugar level 

One of these complications is called Gestational Diabetes. It is a form of diabetes that arises during pregnancy. This is  a condition in which a body cannot produce enough insulin to cope with the increased blood sugar levels. The main complication of having this condition is that baby can be very big making the delivery through vagina a difficult one. 

What are the risk factors of Gestational Diabetes?
  • over 35 of age
  • overweight
  • Asian
  • have a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • if you had it before
  • if previous baby was born with abnormality

What are the symptoms of Gestational Diabetes?
  • easily get tired
  • there's sugar in urine
  • excessive thirst
  • excessive urination

How to treat Gestational Diabetes?
  • sugar free-diet / well-balanced meal
  • oral medications
  • insulin injections
If you found out that you have gestational diabetes, do not panic. Hospitals have a diabetic team that will help you through this. If you can attend one of those lifestyle intervention to guide you on what foods to avoid, what to eat and what else you can do to control your blood sugar. Aside from following a free or low sugar diet, exercise plays an important role in managing diabetes. Always ask your, midwife or doctor what exercise routine that's best for you.



Mar 3, 2014


Singers, broadcaster, reporter and other people that use microphone in their work are at great risk of acquiring germs and viruses that can be passed on through microphones. It only takes few seconds before another person can caught symptoms of flu and cold transferred via microphones. 


Staying healthy is not a problem if you know how to prevent catching diseases.

  • Always clean your hands properly especially after handling a microphone. 
  • If microphones are shared among group of people or passed on from one person to another, make sure to clean them afterwards.
  • If you can afford and if possible, have your own personal microphone. You can buy cool cheap microphones and you'll be miles away from grabbing the Streptococcal bacteria.
  • During flu and cold season, get a flu shot.
  • If ever you are sick, stay at home until you are well enough to face other people again. 

Mar 2, 2014

When you are pregnant, you should always start to think of eating foods best not only for you but also for your baby. Accompanied with your extra care on your diet, there are some foods that you should stay away while you are carrying your most precious baby. 


  • Unpasturized milk and other dairy products like brie and mould-ripened cheese

  • Pâté  both meat and vegetable kinds

Paté


  • Raw eggs and foods with uncooked eggs


  • Caffeine


  • Alcohol


  • Too Much Vitamin A and Liver

  • Swordfish, marlin and shark


It is recommended to read the labels of food you are about to buy to ensure appropriate food for you and your baby.  It is very important to make sure that all your food are properly cooked. Make sure that all meats, fish and poultry are thoroughly cooked before eating. Raw meats are not good for you. It's better to stay away from dining out as well. If cannot be avoided, choose the right foods and request for well-done meat.

Mar 1, 2014

It is proven may years ago and even nowadays that music can make a huge positive effects to one's health. It is undeniably true that many people choose to turn to music when troubled or stress. Listening to your favorite music can help you relax in ways you can not explain. The effects are countless when you choose to play instruments like guitars, pianos or violin.

Postive Effects of Playing Guitars:

  1. Reduce or even eliminate stress
  2. Boost brainpower
  3. Reduce excruciating pain
  4. Helps you relax by lowering your heart rate and blood pressure
  5. Triggers the release of dopamine that helps one feeling good and happy

So the next time you go to a music store, try to consider of getting yourself the best conklin bass to achieve the mentioned effects.


Feb 25, 2014

When you are pregnant, it is truly vital that you eat proper and well-balanced meals everyday. You need all necessary vitamins and minerals to stay healthy during the course of your pregnancy. Within the period of first trimester, it is understandable that you cannot eat accordingly because of the "morning sickness". You don't need to force yourself to eat for two during the early weeks. It is pretty common to feel sick and nauseated which might affect your eating pattern. Don't worry you have time to cope up when you enter the second trimester. Though you have to ask your doctor or midwife what vitamin supplements you should take.

Before you get pregnant, you may be advised by your doctor to take 400 mcg of Folic Acid every day. That is recommended until 13 weeks of pregnancy. After such period, you may stop it or you may be advised to take different vitamins which is quite essential for you and your growing baby.

During the second and third trimester, adding 200 to 300 calories a day is needed.It is not required to double the daily recommended allowance because you surely don't want to gain extra pounds. Gaining too much weight comes with not so good effects like having hard time in delivering your baby or other health problems.

Other vitamins and minerals pregnant woman needs are the following:

  1. Iron
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Calcium
  4. Omega 3 Fatty Acids
These are readily available in right foods. You may ask your Dietician about it for accurate recommendations. Prenatal vitamins sold in different drugstores also have these important vitamins but before taking anything make sure you are properly advised by your doctor.

Feb 21, 2014

Are you a parent with a teenager graduating from high school this year? Start looking into houses around Clemson University right now. First-class projects fill up really fast. The apartments are in high demand, because they are convenient, secure, and affordable. What should you be looking for when starting your research? Here are 5 issues to consider.

Convenient Location 

Unless your child has a vehicle and can afford the insurance and gas, it would be best to find a place in walking or biking distance from the school. Being close to the university saves time. It is also safer when studying late. Look for student villages. Chances are that other students returning home late will go in the same direction. They can keep each other company.

Private Rooms 

Student houses have several occupants. Each one should have a private bedroom with a personal bathroom. This allows students to spend time with others, but also have a place they can study without disturbances. If roommates do not respect your son or daughter’s privacy or make too much noise, you should be able to request a transfer, even in the middle of the year.

Local Services

It is an unhealthy attitude to expect that students should have their nose stuck in books 24/7. They need leisure activities and a chance to socialize with friends. Make sure that there are coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores nearby. Even if your young adolescent does not like to cook, no amazing skills are required to put cereal in a bowl in the morning or make a few sandwiches for lunch. It saves time and money.

Housing Amenities 

Students should not have to travel across town when they want to work out, go for a swim, or play tennis. That should all be available to them when joining an all-inclusive student housing complex. Most campus villages maintain a website. Explore all the pages, as some of them contain pictures of the buildings, rooms, and recreational facilities.

Affordability

A higher education has a hefty price tag. That means students and parents need to weigh all their options carefully. Contact several facilities supplying student houses around Clemson University. Ask for a price list and availability. Compare the data once all estimates are in. It will be easier to make an informed decision.


Feb 7, 2014

If you are ready to have surgery on your eyes to better your vision, read up on eye surgery testimonials so that you can gain a better understanding of the process and feel more comfortable in reading what others have to say about the surgical process.


Feb 6, 2014


Here's a video showing the importance of CGMP or Compliance to Good Manufacturing Practice. Please take time to watch as this really explains what we should know in order to determine the quality of drugs available in the market.



Source: FDA Philippines

Feb 5, 2014


During pregnancy, we heard not just once that music helps in stimulating babies' brains. Aside from the fact that music can help moms relax and stay calm especially when backache is too much or other symptoms of pregnancy arise.




One good thing we should know is that mom don't need to use headphone to transmit sound to the baby. The amniotic fluid is a very good conductor of sound. So just play the sound in your stereo as you go along your day. Using headphones can overstimulate the babies.

If you are using high-end devices in your home like m-audio profire 610, you can very well control the volume of the music for you and your baby. Stay away from too loud music or any other household sounds. Keep the volume below 50 dB. It's the safest volume for you and your baby.

Some household appliances create sounds louder than we required to hear. So the next time you are running the washing machine, keep a good distance from where it is. Don't also attempt to use the hair dryer in maximum speed as it produce 60 -95 dB. Leave the hoovering to your husbands as vacuum cleaner's noise is not only annoying but too loud for you and your baby.

Just word of advice, play the music because you enjoyed it and not because you are attempting to make your baby smarter. 

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