Friday, January 28

Tag: health

‘Treat HIV patients holistically’

‘Treat HIV patients holistically’

Faces
IT WAS supposed to be an ordinary day treating patients as a nurse—but that day was different. It was the first time Bubbles Rosos met Champ*, a patient who tested positive for HIV who was hesitant about the treatment because of the side effects. According to Rosos, Champ’s firm choice to refuse treatment was challenging because his condition needed immediate care. Serving as Champ’s counselor at the same time, Rosos convinced him to undergo treatment. Visit by visit, together with the patient's mother, the hospital staff did everything to encourage him. It was difficult, according to Rosos. But eventually, Champ decided to give treatment a chance.  Days passed, and Rosos noticed that Champ was starting to smile again.  “I was so happy when I saw him getting better. His aur
The breast talk: Uncommon conversations that matter

The breast talk: Uncommon conversations that matter

Culture, The Culturist
by CHRISTINE JANINE T. CORTEZ INSUFFICIENT breast health education may feel frightening for women who live in a critical society that may have far-fetched body standards and expectations. At present, a social media disease known as “boob shaming” is becoming a trending stigma and a poor habit that cultivates within the harmful side of society and the internet. This form of social discrimination and unsolicited attack is manifested when the public criticizes how women’s breasts look.  The issue is often hardly discussed or brought to people’s attention because a majority may think that breast talk is merely a joke that is either too personal or too sexual. Why breast awareness is vital to women  Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October is a campaign inspired by a globa