Leave it to the Experts: 5 Specialty Hospitals in the Philippines

Hospitals play an essential role in our society. As establishments that centralize on the community members’ health, hospitals must give great comfort to their patients by providing comfortable hospital beds, life-saving interventions, and healthy food for their rapid recovery during their stay.

Most hospitals offer services for different health concerns, but there are those that specialize on some health aspects: cardiovascular, respiratory, nephrology, etc. And here we have listed those specialty hospitals.

philippine heart center uratex hospital bedThe Philippine Heart Center

Do you have any concerns with your heart? Then we suggest that you go to the Philippine Heart Center!

The Philippine Heart Center (often called as PHC) is the country’s first medical facility for the treatment and management of cardiovascular conditions. It offers different cardiovascular diagnostic packages that do not only focus on the heart, but also to other factors that contribute to the overall cardiovascular health, especially various blood properties like blood chemistry, complete blood count, and erythrocyte sedimentation rates.

nkti hospital bed uratexThe National Kidney and Transplant Institute

Organ transplant is one of the most complicated operations in the medical field. One of the best places to have transplants in the Philippines, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (often called NKTI) is one of Asia’s leading providers in transplant medicine. It has done organ transplants of the kidney, liver, pancreas, and bone marrow. It is the first in Asia to perform double transplant operations – one time is both liver and kidney, while the other is both pancreas and kidney.

The NKTI is also the leading provider for nephrology and urology medicine. Since these two are also the hospital’s specialty, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute would also offer dialytic operations to its patients.

lung center of the philippines hospital bed uratexLung Center of the Philippines

In January 1981, the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) was established through Presidential Decree No. 1823 to provide the Filipinos a state-of-the-art specialized care for the lungs and other respiratory diseases.

Its facilities include laboratories and other pulmonary and respiratory therapies such as polysomnography clinics and laboratories, radiotherapy, pulmonary rehabilitation centers, and stem cell therapy clinics. It also has radiology and nuclear medicine laboratories used for diagnostics.

poc hospital bed uratexPhilippine Orthopedic Institute, Inc.

The Philippine Orthopedic Institute, Inc, found in Makati and was established in 1987, is the first orthopedic private practice group in the country which is patterned after group practices in the United States. It provides treatment and services to patients from different kinds of backgrounds – often ranging professional athletes to normal citizens. And they often actively involve themselves in training and research for the betterment of the orthopedic field in the Philippines.

ncmh hospital bed uratexNational Center for Mental Health

If we talk about mental hospitals in the Philippines, the first thing that may come to mind is that one in Mandaluyong. The National Center for Metal Health, which was formerly known as the Insular Psychopathic Hospital and the Mandaluyong Mental Hospital, was first established on December 1928. It caters to patients with different psychological illnesses ranging from mood disorders to schizophrenic disorders.

If you want an all-out and expert opinion regarding your specific health concerns, do not hesitate to go to any of these hospitals! As they say, “health is wealth”!

The B in Business: How To Your House Into a Bed and Breakfast

hotel mattress bed and breakfastAside from having your renting out your room, another way of earning money is to provide a bed and breakfast service. Also known as B&B, the bed and breakfast is a business where customers and guests experience sleeping accommodations for a night and a morning meal.

If you put yourself in the shoes of a customer, you’ll want to have the best B&B experience that is more than just lying down a bed that equals that of a hotel mattress, immaculate carpets and rugs that are cleaned to perfection, and eating a mouth-watering breakfast served to you the next morning. So before starting on this kind of business venture, you’ll first have to know the musts of turning your house into a bed and breakfast.

Get Permission

The need for planning permission will depend on the amount of building work to be done – just like a house extension. But if the guest accommodation turns into something bigger, causing you to need more bedrooms, planners will advise you to ask the local council about the “change of use” applications.

Just like any other businesses and establishments, you will need various permits in order to run a business. These include permissions from the local councils to run the business at your house.

Follow The Rules

Regulations for bed and breakfasts change quite frequently, especially health and safety regulations. Because of this, it is very important to refer to an up-to-date source of information. These regulations also vary depending on the size of your house and the number of guests that you can take. Aside from these specific and varying regulations, the house must contain these specific parts: fire doors, emergency lighting and fire safety signage.

It is also important to make sure that there are completely separate washing and toilet facilities for you and your family that can’t be used by the guests. Because of that reason, you may consider moving some internal walls and doors around.

hotel mattress b and b tipsHave A Theme

While there are guests who like a B&B that reminds them of home, there are also those who enjoy a specific theme.

Whether it’s a Hispanic colonization era theme or retro, a theme brings the guests to another world or time period. Make sure to apply this to both bedrooms and guest areas like dining rooms and lounges, and do not forget to make these areas clean, bright, and fresh.

However, having one means redecorating – whether new furniture or good quality antiques, depending on the style that you have chosen. Don’t buy cheap furniture though; your guests will be turned off.

Get Advertised

If you want your business to boom, you need to have a lot of customers, and the best way to rake them up by using various marketing methods. Even though the hardest part of advertising and marketing is to come up with an image and an original style, it will definitely be worth it.

A bed and breakfast service is indeed an interesting venture. So if it’s one of your life goals to bring sunshine to weary travelers, then it’s best you get started now.

Modern Life’s A Stage: 6 World-Famous Theaters That Have Entered The 21st Century

Theaters, being the ageless halls that house the performing arts, have adapted throughout the years, thus retaining its relevance. One of those means of adaptation would be its employment of acoustic foams, which absorb the sounds coming from the performances – just like in movie houses and home theatres. Another one would be the modernized way it presents plays and musicals, allowing them to catch the tastes of today’s younger audiences.

Get to know these theater houses that have stood the test of time and remain as relevant as ever.

uratex sydney opera house acoustic foamSydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)

The Sydney Opera House is a famous multi-venue performing arts center in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It’s usually considered as Australia’s most recognizable building and is an icon of the country’s creative and technical achievement.

It has attracted the attention of people from different parts of the world because of its design and construction since its completion in 1973. This building, which took 16 years to construct, has a unique design with its soaring white roof shell shaped sails atop a massive red granite platform.

uratex acoustic foam carnegie hallCarnegie Hall (New York, New York)

Carnegie Hall is a known concert venue found in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891. This has become one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical and popular music.

It has three known auditoriums namely the Isaac Stern Auditorium (also known as the Roland O. Perelman Stage), the Zankel Hall, and the Weill Recital Hall.

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus uratex acoustic foamDüsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Düsseldorf, Germany)

The Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus is a theater building and company in Düsseldorf, Germany. The present building – which was designed by the architect Bernhard Pfau – has two major auditoria. It was built between 1965 and 1969, and had a major opening in 1970.

national noh theatre uratex acoustic foamNational Noh Theater (Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan)

Opened September 1983, the National Noh Theater houses one of Japan’s theater performances – Noh. The auditorium, which resembles a traditional Japanese place, has about 590 seats. Aside from a venue for Noh performances, it is also a venue for Kyougen performances – another traditional Japanese theater performance.

teatru manuel acoustic foam uratexTeatru Manoel (Valletta II-Belt, Malta)

Teatru Manoel is a large and important theater and performing arts venue in Malta. Often referred to as simply “The Manoel”, it is named after the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller, Fra Antonio Manoel de Vilhena. Grand Master Vilhena ordered its construction in 1731.

Now, the theater is known to be Europe’s third-oldest working theater, and is the oldest theater still in operation in the Commonwealth of Nations.

teatro amazonas uratex acoustic foamTeatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brazil)

Teatro Amazonas, also known as the Amazon Teater, is an opera house located in Manaus, the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The theater, which was built during the Belle Epoque (French for “Beautiful Era”), has a Renaissance architectural style. The roof tiles were imported from Alsace; the steel walls were from Glasgow, Scotland; and the marble for the stairs, statues, and columns are from Italy.

These theater houses and buildings do not only show grandeur, but also the richness of the culture and history of their respective countries throughout the centuries. Go and pack your bags and experience going to these places by yourself, or with family or friends!

Uratex Presents: Pillows – For Therapeutic and Ergonomic Support

uratex hotel mattress bed pillowWe definitely enjoy sleeping or even simply lying down on a comfortable bed – something like a hotel mattress – where you’ll feel very comfortable. But, as we all know, there is something that can put this experience on the next level. And that is to have a pillow or two that isn’t only comfortable but also therapeutic and ergonomic. And Uratex has the thing just for you.

therapoint-pillowsTherapoint High Resilient Pillow

This may look like your usual traditional pillow, but never compare it to those because the Therapoint high resilient pillow provides remarkable support, comfort, and durability. The great thing with Therapoint pillows is that they bounce back and they never need fluffing. It won’t bunch, flatten, or sag unlike other pillows.

Therapoint High Resilient pillow, with a size of 14 inches by 24 and a half inches by 5 and a half inches, provides you with the most comfortable sleep that you could imagine, not to mention an antimicrobial and hypoallergenic formulation that promotes a healthy night’s sleep. In addition, The Therapoint High Resilient pillow has a very fragrant smell, thanks to its therapeutic scent that promotes rest and relaxation all night long. And last but not least, this pillow has three different comfort ranges: soft for stomach sleepers, medium that is perfect for back sleepers, and firm that is ideal for side sleepers. See? Uratex really cares!

Therapoint-Neckease-Support-PillowNeckease Support Pillow

The Neckease Support pillow is the most ideal for the head and neck because it has a unique contour design meant to support the head, neck, and spine in perfect alignment. This pain-relieving pillow’s design is made to accommodate both the back and side sleepers. The design is also made to ease the breathing airways, which help in reducing snoring during sleep.

Just like the Therapoint High Resilient pillow, the Neckease Support pillows bounce back and never need fluffing. It also won’t bunch, flatten, or sag. Not only that, it also prevents bacterial growth and dust mite infestation because oof its Sanitized® treatment.

In choosing the thickness of your Neckease Support pillow, it is proper to base it on your height, shoulder dimensions, and sleeping position sleeping preference. This is so to support an anatomically correct posture and to promote lesser breathing problems during sleep.

therapoint-bolster-pillows1Therapoint Bolster Pillow

The Therapoint Bolster pillows are made from superior grade, high resilient foam. They provide comfort and ease, thanks to its great softness. And because of its shape, it can be used as a neck or arm rest, and even as support for the lower back while sleeping, watching television, using the computer, or even travelling.

Just like all other Therapoint pillows, the Therapoint bolster also bounces back and never needs fluffing, and does not bunch, flatten, or sag. It also has sanitation properties, which protects the pillow and its sleeper against germs, bacteria, dust mites, fungi, unpleasant odors, asthma, and other allergies.

To have the best sleep to match your very comfy bed, get yourself any of these pillows! And don’t be surprised if you start dreaming about marshmallows.

Uratex Presents: “Select Bonnel Spring Collection”

Are you perhaps interested in starting a hotel business? Or do you just want to feel like you are in a hotel while staying in your house because you have your very own big and comfortable hotel mattress? Worry not because Uratex knows the best for you. We present you the Select Bonnel Spring Collection.

What is the Select Bonnel Spring Collection?

It is a classic spring unit that has proven its worth since it has survived the test of time. It is the most traditional type of mattress – typically using an hourglass shaped soring with knotted end rings at the top and bottom. It also has a round helical wire that is used to connect the springs together.

The great thing is that Uratex named its Select Bonnel Spring Collection with various cloud names. Just like in artworks and literary pieces, sleeping on these mattresses will give you the impression as if you are on a cloud.

select bonnel cirrus mattressSelect Bonnel Cirrus Mattress

The Select Bonnel Nimbus Mattress has foam-encased bonnel spring for consistent firm seating edge. Not only that, it also has firmer high-density foam that provides firm cushion and more comfort to anyone lying on it. This is ideal for people with back problems.

To make this mattress more awesome, the Select Bonnel Cirrus Mattress has a natural latex foam pillow top that is useful in relieving back pain and pressure points – all while providing natural anti-microbial properties and orthopedic support.

This mattress has a thickness of 13 inches, and its width ranges from 36 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches, 60 inches and 72 inches. Its length also varies from 75 inches, 78 inches, and 80 inches. A couple, or even a family or 3 may fit comfortably on this kind of bed!

select bonnel nimbus mattressSelect Bonnel Nimbus Mattress

Just like the Select Bonnel Cirrus Mattress, the Select Bonnel Nimbus Mattres also has foam-encased bonnel spring and firmer high-density foam that is placed to provide firm cushion for the back.

What makes this different from the Select Bonnel Cirrus Mattress are its layers upon layers of memory foam. This memory foam is sensitive to body heat and weight which generally conforms to different body contours (depending on who is lying down) to relieve the body’s pressure points and to help the person relax.

The sizes of the Select Bonnel Nimbus Mattress being offered are also similar to the Select Bonnel Cirrus Mattress.

select bonnel altus mattressSelect Bonnel Altus Mattress

Last but not the least is the Select Bonnel Altus Mattress. It also has foam-encased spring for consistent firm seating edge and high-density foam that enhances the comfort of whoever uses it, just like the first two mattresses.

However, unlike the first two mattresses, the Select Bonnel Altus Mattress is thinner, with only 10 inches thickness. Nevertheless, because its width and length is the same as the first two mattresses, it is just as comfortable as they are.

Go ahead and buy your very own Select Bonnel Spring mattress to know what it feels like to “sleep on clouds”. You might never want to come down.

Sound Inquiry: Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Discharge

hospital bed inquiry importantA hospital is truly a peaceful place for resting patients. With its pastel to light colors and really comfortable hospital beds, both the admitted patients and their companions can somehow relax and be at ease. But because of the calm that a hospital can give to its patients, they sometimes forget one of the most important things upon discharge – asking important questions.

With that in mind, here are some important questions you as a patient or a relative shouldn’t forget to ask.

What Is The Diagnosis?

It is considered fine and normal to ask the doctor of the reason why the patient was hospitalized. And don’t worry – it is not rude to ask for a summary of the status of his or her medical condition/s. In fact, it’s even encouraged so that you’.

When Will The Patient Be Discharged, And At Approximately What Time?

There are different reasons why you should ask this: ranging from reserving a cab to in preparing your home. But one thing’s for sure: this is a very important question, especially when you’re planning ahead.

hospital bed questions dischargeWhat Should We Expect Regarding Recovery?

Getting an idea on how long the recovery process will be can give you or t. Another question that you should ask is what kind of food the patient can eat, together with the activities that he or she can do. Since one won’t be in the hospital anymore, the patient or even his or her companion or guardian must be knowledgeable of the patient’s condition.

What About The Medication?

Will he or she need any medications? What are these medicines? How long will the patient have to take this/these medicines? These are but few of the much-needed inquiries regarding medication. It’s important to know the answers to these questions, as the taking of medications play a highly vital role in the patient’s recovery.

hospital bed bedsideWill We Need Any Follow-Up Appointments Or Medical Testing?

It is normal to have follow-up appointments and/or medical testing. This is to see whether or not one will still need to continue medication, start another one, or stop the whole medication since he or she has fully recovered.

What Are The Equipment And Supplies That The Patient Will Need?

It’s important to know the medical equipment and supplies the patient will need after discharge, as they’ll be providing you or the patient with comfort and aid for his or her adjustment and/or recovery.

hospital bed health after confinementWhy Are These Equipment And Supplies Needed?

Remember to know the importance of the equipment and supply that will be needed instead of blindly buying these things. By asking for the use of the said equipment and supplies, you’ll be able to familiarize ourselves with the things that we don’t know.

How Do I Use The Prescribed Equipment?

You have to know how a particular equipment is being used, especially if you are someone who isn’t familiar with hospital equipment. By asking for demonstration instead of doing things on the spot, you get to avoid accidentally breaking the equipment that you’ll be buying and wasting money on it.


Asking these questions (and more) plays an important role for the welfare of a patient. Make sure not to forget to ask your doctor!