Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Swine Flu (H1N1)

The swine Flu (H1N1) is infectious disease that spread one country to another. The first victim of the virus was originally came from Mexico and triggered across North America, South America, Europe, Australia,and other Asian Countries.

This (H1N1)virus may cause mild and severe infections that is why Department of Health keep reminding to the people that if they have symptoms of Swine Flu (H1N1) they have to inform them immediately.

For more information and updates of H1N1 click here

Anxiety Disorder

An excessive uncontrollable worry about everything is considered anxiety, which may cause physical symptoms. And if you allow it to affect you, it will interfere your performance and the ability to concentrate. This problem usually happen when worry about health,career, and finances. And if you allow it to affect you, it will interfere your performance and the ability to concentrate.

Common symptoms are:
1. Irritable
2. Being tired of nothing
3. Trouble in sleeping
4. Persistent doubts

Now if symptoms above is in you, you must start changing your way of thinking into positive way of life. Stay happy and worry free. But if you failed to do it by yourself, then you need to consult health care provider for i am pretty sure they will help you.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Treatment for Damaged Hair

Organic Root Stimulator for Hair is something like a " Hair Mayonnaise " that will help or a treatment for damaged hair which have olive oil, egg protein and herbs.

You may consult your hairstylist for which brand is best. And you must listen to the specific instructions that is given to you.

But if your budget is tight here is another option in a frugal way:

1. Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon
2. Egg - 1 egg ( egg white/egg yolk )
3. Herb - aloe ( 1 or 2 leaves of aloe )

Mix them all and apply into your hair. Allow 15mins to 30 minutes and rinse it. Do it once a week.

Medical Transcription

What is a Medical Transcription?  After you finished the course of study as a medical transcription you can get hired where you can work from home, in the hospitals, home care facilities or any doctor offices that needed such help.

Job expectations:
As a medical transcription you need to transcribe orders from medical doctors.
Familiarize medical terminology
Fasting typing skills using computer with foot pedal.
Proper documentations and able to spell correctly.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


When your kid is ready to do something it is great to teach them their own bubble machines; using chalks, crayons and a pen.

It is also wonderful if you are going to teach your kid on outdoor fun and enjoy any outside activities such as games to play when you go to camping or vacation.

Kid Craft includes :
1. Food Recipes for kiddie meals
2. Paper Airplanes
3. Songs, Story & Rhymes

Note : Kids future is in your hands so please guide them the best you can & Goodluck!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tourist Spots in Florida State

Looking places to go for vacation and recreations? Then you can come to Florida and start enjoying at any tourist spots that you are interested to.

Suggestions listed below:

1. Walt Disney World
2. Key West
3. Southwest Florida (Fort Myers, Naples,Bonita,Marco Island and etc...)
4. Sanabel Island
5. Hollywood
6. Daytona Beach
7. Lion Country Safari
8. Sea World
9. Kennedy Space Center
10.Universal Studio
11.Themes Park
12.Busch Gardens

And the lists goes on and on.....

Short Term Course in Medical Related studies

If you wanted to study with medical related courses, here are some idea which one you are going to pursue.

1. HHA (Home Health Aide ) -
This program of study is designed to prepare students for employment as Home Health Aides for private, Medicaid and Medicare Certified Home Care Agencies. Students will perform their duties in the clients home environment. And the course consists of the following:
a.) Introduction to Home care
b.) Communication Skills
c.) Understanding how the body functions
d.) Safety and Body Mechanics
e.) Basic Emergency care
f.) Vital Signs
h.) Nutrition
i.) Home Maintenance Personal Care Activity
j.) Common Health Problems seen in the home
k.) The dying Client ;HIV/AIDS/OSHA

2. Nursing Assistant or known as ( CNA ) -
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Nursing Assistants, Nurses Aides, and Orderlies in various health care settings. Upon successful completion of program, students are prepared to take the State Certification Examination for Nursing Assistant. The course consists of the following:
a.) Introduction and Overview of Health care
b.) Duties of the Nursing Assistant
c.) Body Structures
d.) Growth and Development
e.) Rehabilitation and Rest
f.) Understanding Patient care
g.) Discharging a patient
h.) Nutrition Fluid and Diet Therapy
i.) Infection Control
j.) Vital Signs; CPR, AED, BLS, Infant Child and Adult
k.) Special Procedures, Hot and Cold; Application; Death and Dying; Care of Mentally Impaired/Alzheimer's Disease; Medical Terminology; HIV/AIDS training.

3. Medical Assistant -
You will be prepared to maintain the highest quality of patient care; take vital signs, run laboratory and diagnostic tests, all while, utilizing your organizations, communications and management skills.
a.) Patient care and communication
b.) Clinical assisting and pharmacology
c.) Medical insurance, bookkeeping and health sciences
d.) Cardiopulmonary procedures
e.) Laboratory procedures
f.) Endocrinology and reproduction
g.) Therapeutic care and much more

The medical assisting profession has become indispensable to the health care field. Medical assistant can be a doctor's assistant but their services are also being requested by hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, medical supply businesses, home health agencies, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies. Also after you finish your course you can apply as:
a.) Clinical or Administrative Assistant
b.) Medical Receptionist
c.) Medical Insurance Biller
d.) Medical Office Assistant

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

Some women are victims of breast cancer, some died while others survived.

Two step you can protect yourself :

1. Breast Self Exam - in which you are going to check your breast once a month, after menstruation or  when you are in shower.
2. Consult a doctor and have mammogram.

The common symptoms of breast cancer are:

1. A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
2. Nipple tenderness and the looks of the breast and nipples change.
3. Nipple turned inward into the breast and the size and shape change.
4. Nipple discharge fluid.

Early breast cancer is painless but if you have the symptoms above,I highly recommend you to see your health care provider to know if you have tumor in your cells.

Monitor your Pregnancy

And early sign of pregnancy can be detect by:

1. Tender, swollen breast or nipples.
2. Being Tired/Fatigue and you just wanted to take nap all day long.
3. Nausea or Vomiting.
4. Cravings where you pick what foods you like to it.
5. Headaches
6. Mood Swings
7. Frequent Urination
8. Dizziness
9. Morning sickness

So, if you have above signs and your monthly period is delayed, I suggest you to have a pregnancy test. And if you have seen 2 lines during pregnancy test, congrats you are pregnant.

Now either you are a new mother or having your 5th or 8th child, you should have appointments with your healthcare provider to monitor your pregnancy and to assure the position, size and heart rate of the baby.

It is also important that you have to get in touch with your OB-Gyn or any health care provider to assure the baby and the mother is in good condition.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Dog, My Lifeguard

The first time I arrived in United States, I wanted a dog and I am lucky to have one which come from someone who are special to me. The dog is Maltese Yorkie that is considered to be one of the expensive dog.

I know we need to train her, though she is a smart little dog by nature. Treats... Treats.... Treats... for additional training she needs. But what makes me smile is she barks when someone came close to our house or if she heard something from outside she'll be checking it.

So, in return she will have moist and dry foods and some treats.

Immunizations for Babies

We need to immunize the babies, to protect them from illnesses such as :

1. Chicken Pox - is a contagious and common viral infection ( Varicella ).
2. Measles - is an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus and mostly infect 2 years old baby and in adult).
3. Diphtheria - is an infectious disease spreading from person to person by respiratory droplets from the throat through coughing and sneezing.
4. Schick Test - is a diagnostic test designed to evaluate susceptibility to diphtheria. A small amount of diphtheria toxin is injected into the skin.
5. Typhoid - Typhoid fever (also known as Enteric fever) is caused by a strain of Salmonella bacteria.
6. Whooping Cough - a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane.
7. Tuberculin Test- (tuberculin tine test or PPD ) is used to determine whether someone has been infected with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
8. Scarlet fever - an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash. And sometimes occurring after having a strep throat, this disease can cause a rash that starts on the chest or abdomen and spreads over most of the body.
9. Tetanus - is a condition that affects the nervous system and causes painful, uncontrolled muscle spasms.

To Check for additional Immunizations please refer to your respective health centers, private physicians or any other hospitals that allowd by Department of Health.

Note : Immunizations and Record of Illnesses should be carefully kept for this information will prove invaluable through the years.....

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cheap Airfare Guide

Despite of tough economy people still wanted to have vacation or settle their holiday in a place away from home. And like me, i will always find which fare i can have the best deal. So today, i am sharing few of many airfare deals whom you can choose best. Please check below.

4. DELTA Airlines

Be Smart and Enjoy your travel.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stimulus Plan ( Cash for Clunkers )

One stimulus plan that the government has is the "CASH for CLUNKERS" bill which allow the people to purchase a new vehicle by trading an old one.

How will you know you if you quality?
1. You will received Government Instruction.
2. Read what it say.
3. And when you are ready visit those Car Dealers listed in the noticed u received.

Also, CASH for CLUNKERS has minimum $3,500 to $ 4,500 for trade!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Passport Renewal

If you are Filipino and your passport is about to expire while you are in United States then you need to visit your nearest Philippine Embassy.

Office locator : Philippine Embassy

Requirements :
1. Old Passport
2. Application Fee of ($50)Fifty Dollar and they accept cash only.
3. Marriage Contract or Abstract
4. Divorce Decree
5. Postal Mail Payment depends on ur state ( cash only ).

Additional Information you must call your nearest Philippine Embassy.

First Aid for Baby

Seeking for an ounce of prevention or a pound of cure for our little ones?

Here are helpful tips for both Parents & Nannies :

A.) Bites from insects or animals
You should wash carefully with soap and water. Apply antiseptic and consult your doctor immediately for you never know rabies can be transmitted by many animals.

B.) Bruises
Cold compresses will tend to prevent swelling. Hot compresses will often diminish it as well as relieve pain. Both are helpful, however, cold compresses are superior.

C.) Minor Burns
An application os sterile ointment or a vaseline ir oil dressing will make the baby more comfortable so do it.

D.) Major Burns
You must call the doctor immediately.

E.) Convulsion
When baby has high fever. So you must call your doctor immediately and while waiting for the doctor turn your child on either side, to prevent swallowing of tongue until spell passes, then follow what the physician's have told you.

F.) Fractures
You must kept the baby as still as possible until the doctor can make a diagnosis of suspected fracture, which is often hard to recognize.

G.) Head Injuries
If child exhibits extreme drowiness, unconsciousness,vomiting or bleeding from ears, mouth,nose,or eyes, you must call the doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital. Keep the child comfortable and as quiet as possible.

H.) Poisons
If suspected, call the doctor for immediate treatment. Induce vomiting by placing finger down throat and pull tongue forward.

I.) Suffocation
In small babies, frequently caused by congestion in the nose or throat. Make sure these are clean. After that, holding baby upside down by his ankles will help. Call doctor or fire department for immediate help.

J.) Swallowed Objects
If visible, remove with finger or attempt to induce vomiting but incase it is sharp such as open pin, Do not slap on back. Prompt medical attention is recommended so u must call the doctor or take baby to the hospital.

K.) Minor Wounds
Wash carefully with soap and water and apply mild antiseptic

L.) Major Wounds
A sterile dressing, so applied to inhibit bleeding until arrival of your physician.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

AOS interview checklist

Sample what you need to prepare before going to your interview :

1. Bring with you, your "Interview Notice" and Government issued photo identification.

2. A completed medical Examination ( Form I-693 ) and vaccination supplement in a sealed envelope ( unless already submitted ) .

3. A completed Affidavit of Support ( Form I-864 ) will all the evidence
( unless submitted ).
A.) Federal Tax returns & W-2 most recent tax year
B.) Letter from the current employer, verifying current rate of pay &
Weekly hours, & pay stubs for the past 2 months.

4. Evidence of your sponsor’s United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent status.

5. All documentation establishing your eligibility for Lawful Permanent Resident status.

6. Any immigration-related documentation ever issued to you, including any Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and any Authorization for Advance Parole
( Form I-512 ).

7. All travel documents used to enter the United States, including passport, Advance Parole documents ( I-512) and I-94 ( Arrival/ Departure Document)

8. Your Birth Certificate & Petitioner’s Birth Certificate & your Petitioner’s evidence of United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident Status.

9.If you have children, bring a Birth Certificate for each children

10.if your eligibility is based on your marriage, in addition to your spouse coming to the interview with you, bring :
A.) A certified copy of your Marriage Document issued by the appropriate civil authority.
B.) Your spouse’s Birth Certificate and your spouse’s evidence of United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status
C.) If either you or your spouse were ever married before, all divorce decrees/death certificate for each marriage/former spouse
D.) Birth Certificate for all children of this marriage, and custody papers for your children and for your children and for your spouse’s
Children not living with you.

11. Supporting evidence of your relationship, such as copies of any documentation regarding joint assets or liabilities you and your spouse may have together. This may include: tax returns, bank statements, insurance documents ( car, life, health ), property documents ( car, house, etc.) rental agreements, utility bills, credit cards, contracts, leases, photos, correspondence and/or any other documents you feel may substantiate your relationship.

12. Original and copy of each supporting documents that you submitted with your application. Otherwise we may keep your originals for our records.

13. If you have ever been arrested, bring the related Police Report and the original or certified Final Court Disposition for each arrest, even if the charges have been dismissed or expunged. If no court record is available, bring a letter from the court with jurisdiction indicating this.

14. A certified English translation for each foreign language document. The translator must certify that s/he is fluent in both languages, and that the translation in its entirely is complete and accurate.

Medical Course are in Demand

Despite of the recessions there are too many hospitals or homecare that is hiring with medical related course.

I know, it is expensive, but what about seeking help for the tuition or if you have a good credit apply for a student loan?

Honestly, if you wanted to have a higher salary then you must educate yourself with medical related course and get hired.

In-demand Jobs :
1. CNA ( certified nursing assistant )
2. Medical Assistant
3. Physical Theraphy
3. LPN ( license Practical Nurse )
4. RN ( Registered Nurse )
5. Medical Transcriptionist

Laptops or Mini-Netbooks

Mostly of the company and the people are experiencing economic crisis but if you have saving, a the right for you to buy laptops/netbook for it is cheaper than before. Also many companies are on sale with different brand laptops/netbook that you like most. So grab it while supply last.

Laptops, notebook or mini-netbook are power saver and good for business trips.

Avoid Someone Steal Your Identify

And to avoid this to happen to someone, you must need " Paper Shredding Machine " at your home.

Shredder, important documents that you don't need anymore in your file drawer. Don't just throw your important documents at the garbage somebody might find and use it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spousal Visa Application

Based on the applications we filed @ USCIS service center, both applications was approved only Form I-129F for K3 (immediate relative under non-immigrant category) arrived on the mail first so i scheduled my medical and interview then the next week my Form I-130 for CR1/IR1(immediate relative under immigrant category)arrived so i asked my husband if he wanted me to cancel K3 application and proceed to CR1/IR1 category,his answer was i wanted you here before my birthday which i understand.

To make the story short, A K3 visa holder i am allowed to stay in United States for 2 years but not allowed to work. So as K3 i need to file Employment Authorization Document ( EAD ) which i didn't file as i decided to wait and file for Adjustment of Status whom i can file EAD at the same time for free of charge lol.

Okay with CR1/IR1 when you arrived in United States you are a holder of "Conditional Green Card" for 2 years with EAD, so if you wanted to work you with this type of application. And when your CR1/IR1 is about to expiry you need to file removal of condition.

For additional informations visit www.USCIS.gov

Monday, July 13, 2009

Digital Camera

Our new generation has invited digital camera whom 90% of the people has it no matter what type of brand they have as long as they have something with them, anytime they wanted to capture significant moments, in any place someone is ready to take pictures.

It is good to have one,so try it.

Fiancee Visa Application

A Fiancee Visa( K1 )once approved by USCIS you should marry your partner within 90 days then file an Adjustment of Status( AOS ), to maintain his/her stay in United States.

How to start the application?
1. Meet your partner in person.
2. Gather various documents, eg : birth certificate(BC), certificate of no marriage(CENOMAR), Divorced Decree, Pictures of you together, Passports,etc. that certify how true is the relationship.

How to File?
1. Petitioner will send I-129F package to United States Service Center. See instructions @ USCIS.gov

2. Along with your I-129F, submit G-325a your biographic information.

3. Affivadit of Support is needs to be notarized I-134

Then you should wait to receive Noticed of Action1 and Noticed of Action2 about the status of your application.

Next steps :

1. Beneficiary schedule your interview @ US Embassy Manila, Philippines.
2. Payment of Visa at any bank designated bank.
3. Payment of DELBROS at any designated bank.
4. Schedule your Medical Exam ahead of time @ St Lukes, Manila.
5. Appear on your interview date and be there at least 2hrs in advance.

For any additional questions leave a comment and i will try what i can help.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Handling your Credit Cards

Too many people are using credit cards but not all of them are smart in handling their debt, a reason some of them ended up to bad credits.

Just a reminder:

1.)When you are going to use a credit card, you are barrowing money and you are going to pay for it, not just the principal amount but also the interest.

2.) When bill arrived, it is great to pay ahead of time and if you can, pay an extra amount on your minimum payment due.

3.) A good credit is the important key, much more if you are going to buy house,car or any major expenses in the future. So maintain a good credit line.

4.) Choose Credit company which have a good deal.