“Unmasking your Thyroid”: International Thyroid Awareness Week 2017 culminating activity discusses the risk of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

International Thyroid Awareness Week 2017 (ITAW2017) held in Manila last May 27, 2017 in partnership with Philippine Thyroid Association, Inc., Merck, Healthway Medical, and Robinsons Novaliches gathers the public to a free thyroid screening, doctor’s consultation, open discussion with health specialists, and family activities — massage, eyebrow threading, nail art, hair and make-up, kid’s art corner, raffles, and photo booth. Apart from perks, the highlight of the medical event is the information dissemination about the risks of thyroid disorders. Moreover, the differences in terms of manifestations, signs and symptoms of nodules, goiter, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.

International Thyroid Awareness Week
International Thyroid Awareness Week 2017 (ITAW2017)

What is a goiter?”
Goiter is abnormal swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland. It can be due to iodine deficiency, or disorders such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Thyroid gland is a butterfly-shape (shield-shaped cartilage) surrounding the neck area below the Adam’s apple. Thyroid gland is the master of metabolism; this ductless gland secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism.

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Travel Philippines via Online Booking

Traveling to the Philippines from island to island has become convenient to everybody with the help of online booking sites that offers comparison from hotel rates/accommodation to location guide.

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Astoria Palawan: Travel Philippines via Online Booking

Since 2012, I started to book our family trips through hotel booking sites. Makes your inquiries comes in handy with the detailed information available for every traveler. The most recent trip we had was in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan last September 2016. We booked a 2 room suite at Astoria Palawan for 4D/3N. The accommodation comes with breakfast buffet, shuttle service and private amenities such as infinity pool, fat bikes, kayak boats, paddle boards and nearby Palawan water park access. City tours and tourist spot tours are charge separately but can be scheduled with hotel assistance.

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10 Awesome Tips How To Encourage and Expose Kids to Music

Parenting
Enrichment
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Parents pass on their musical frustration to their children (most of the time), making them influential to a child’s growing up years. Whether you do or do not have any natural talent in music, anyone can literally expose kids to music with the help of Mom’s (and Dad’s too) fun way of learning, dedication and discipline

The Awesome Tips
1. During pregnancy, start playing music with genre such as classical, dance, instrumental jazz, blues with earphones not earbuds, not ipods but earphones like over the head one. While resting you may play music on top of your tummy, the way you speak to an unborn child. From inside the womb the baby can hear the music and who knows she/he dances with it!

2. Read creative books (yes start it while pregnant) it enhances your memory and increases your intelligence which the infant adopts.

3. Once the infant sees and feels the real world, play soothing classical music from the background, keep it at a low volume.

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School Clubs and Elective Subject for Young Children
Grade School Clubs

Parenting
Philippine Education
Philippine K-12 Curriculum
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Now that school season has begun (in the Philippines), aside from academic subjects students has to deal with extra curricular activities to expose themselves and unleashed their innermost interest and talent. Being a parent of a 6 years old, I support my grade schooler by guiding her to every decision she made. It’s not high school where they can enter any club or choose electives out of predicament or by influence from a group of friends.

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Parenting: School Clubs and Elective Subject for Children

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For young children joining school clubs or electives is a way to learn the basic skills by niche and socialize with peers.

How to choose elective subject for your child

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