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OMRON blood pressure monitors now available in Mercury Drug stores nationwide

The latest OMRON HEM 7156-A model is already out in selected Mercury Drug stores nationwide.



OMRON Healthcare, a global leader in the field of clinically proven, innovative medical equipment, announces that its blood pressure monitoring (BPM) devices will now be available at Mercury Drug, the leading drugstore in the country. The latest OMRON HEM 7156-A model is already out in selected Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

OMRON, alongside organizations such as the Philippine Society of Hypertension, continues to campaign for home blood pressure monitoring as a means to mitigate the effects of hypertension. Even amid the pandemic, high blood pressure continues to be one of the top causes of mortality among Filipinos, with the latest survey from the Philippine Heart Association placing the prevalence rate of hypertension at 37 percent. Despite this alarming statistic, only about 25% of hypertensives monitor their blood pressure at home, the survey further reveals.

Through this collaboration with Mercury Drug, OMRON reaffirms its commitment to help more Filipino families achieve good heart health.

“Our partnership with Mercury Drug allows us to bring OMRON closer to more Filipinos. With Mercury Drug’s vast network of more than 1,200 stores nationwide, we have a larger platform to make our world-class and reliable healthcare technologies more accessible to Filipinos. As we continue to forge more partnerships and expand the channels where our products are available, we remain steadfast in our commitment to promote home blood pressure monitoring as a means to help prevent the complications resulting from hypertension,” shared Yusuke Kato, General Manager for OMRON Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd – Philippine Branch (Healthcare Division).

Mercury Drug has been offering branded and generic medicines, medical devices, and healthcare and personal care products since 1945. Through the years, it has established its reputation as the leading drugstore in the Philippines, making it one of the most trusted and awarded merchants in the country today.

Ms. Vivian Que-Azcona, President of Mercury Drug Corporation said, “This partnership aligns with our mission to serve our customers – to have what they want, when, where and how they want it. This OMRON blood pressure monitoring device is a welcome addition to our  product range that will help our customers  in managing their health condition.”

Effortless Accuracy from the Comforts of Home

The HEM-7156-A is a state-of-the-art device designed for ease of use.

One of the most notable features of the HEM-7156-A is the 360-degree IntelliWrap Cuff technology. A study by Perleberg Research in 2014 revealed that one in three people measure their blood pressure inaccurately when monitoring from home. A big contributor factor to this is incorrect cuff positioning. OMRON’s IntelliWrap Cuff solves this through a preformed fit cuff that gives accurate readings at any angle and reduces measurement errors at home. The cuff is even designed to make wearing easy to do even with just one hand – a benefit that is indispensable for self-monitoring.

OMRON HEM-7156-A is also equipped with “Intellisense”, a standard among all OMRON blood pressure monitors. This means that the device automatically personalizes the cuff inflation to eliminate pain or discomfort for the wearer during measurement. This revolutionary technology pioneered by OMRON further minimizes possible misrepresentation in readings. 

The device is programmed to signal when an individual is suspected to have highly elevated blood pressure through its Hypertension Indicator. It features Pulse Rate and Body Movement Capturing and Irregular Heartbeat Detection, the latter helping to detect abnormal heart beat rhythm for early intervention and treatment of possible cardiovascular diseases. The product package also comes with a universal adapter.

The OMRON HEM-7156-A is available in selected Mercury Drug branches nationwide for only Php4,380.

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Assess risk of stroke in just 3 minutes with stroke risk calculator

OMRON Healthcare recently introduced on its website the Stroke Risk Calculator, a tool that will help individuals assess their risk of stroke in the next five to 10 years based on their eating habits, medical history, and current lifestyle.



Stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition with hypertension serving as the biggest risk factor. Elevated blood pressure continues to pose a problem in the country due to the seemingly lack of awareness about hypertension and promotion of high blood pressure prevention, detection and control among Filipinos.

The number of Filipinos afflicted with hypertension continues to increase as many of them are unaware that they have high blood pressure. Some of them only find out they are hypertensive after they had a heart attack or stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. In 2022, the recorded cases of cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, reached more than 63,000, making it the third leading cause of death in the country, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

“As stroke remains to be one of the top enemies of Filipinos, people of all ages should assess their level of risk and start taking action to reduce their stroke risks. One of the most effective and simplest things to do now is to constantly measure and monitor one’s blood pressure, keep a record of their readings, and assess all factors that contribute to their readings. But don’t stop at that, change your lifestyle if you must and commit to healthy habits,” shared Philippine Society of Hypertension Dr. Alejandro Bimbo F. Diaz.

To address the country’s growing cases of stroke, OMRON Healthcare recently introduced on its website the Stroke Risk Calculator, a tool that will help individuals assess their risk of stroke in the next five to 10 years based on their eating habits, medical history, and current lifestyle. The new feature also offers information about the top contributors to an individual’s stroke risk to help them make better choices and necessary lifestyle changes.

The Stroke Risk Calculator is developed by Professor Valery Feigin of the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand with the help of over 300 prominent stroke experts from 102 countries, making it the world’s largest international collaborative mobile health initiative of its kind. It is also endorsed by the World Stroke Organization and World Heart Federation, among many other global health organizations.

The Stroke Risk Calculator reduces Filipinos’ risks of suffering a stroke. The tool comprises of 21 questions and only takes about three to five minutes to finish. Guided by the American Framingham Heart Study, the questionnaire makes predictions depending on one’s habits pertaining to diet, drinking, and exercise as well as medical history such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Age, ethnicity, sex, height and weight are also taken into consideration.

“The introduction of the Stroke Risk Calculator online is in line with OMRON’s long-term vision of “Going For Zero” that aims at creating and shaping a better and healthier future for all via reducing cardiovascular events with the use of reliable medical devices and tools for preventive healthcare. With accuracy being part of OMRON’s legacy across all its devices, we made sure to consult national and international scientific forums to provide patients with the most reliable and accessible tool,” said OMRON Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Philippine Branch (Healthcare Division) general manager Yusuke Kato.

The Stroke Risk Calculator is accurate and backed by scientific studies, but doctor consultation is still important to assess one’s risks of developing heart diseases and suffering a stroke. Together with professional health advice, the information provided by the calculator points the individuals to the right direction to start addressing their personal health concerns and prevent the occurrence of a stroke.

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Acerpure boasts products that enhance healthy living and lifestyle

“Acerpure’s mission is to provide technological innovations that can resolve various consumer concerns. We want to create an Acerpure home ecosystem for consumers to live with ease and comfort,” said Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines general manager.



Showing its concern for the environment and the quality of air people breathe, tech and innovation firm Acer branched out into home appliance segment by introducing Acerpure products consisting of air circulators, purifiers and vacuum cleaners combined with the latest technology as well as eco-friendly and energy-efficient features.

A new lifestyle brand that originated in Taiwan, Acerpure is a perfect addition to any home as it elevates and enhances the healthy living and lifestyle of every Filipino family.

“Acerpure’s mission is to provide technological innovations that can resolve various consumer concerns. We want to create an Acerpure home ecosystem for consumers to live with ease and comfort,” said Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines general manager.

 The Acerpure air circulators and purifiers are equipped with HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter technology which removes at least 99.97% of dust, bacteria, pollen, mold and even viruses at home. HEPA filter is an important element in cleaning the air of particles that are harmful to health as well as in releasing clean air.

The Acerpure Cool C2 is a combination of air circulator and air purifier which filters and cleans air at the same time, gives comfort at home. It ensures users that while they are comfortable with its air circulator, it rotates the air inside the room and also cleans the air. This air purifier has 4-in-1 HEPA filter which remove pet hair and dander (Pro Filter); anti-virus and eliminates bacteria (HEPA Plus+ Filter); removes PM1.0 and 99.97% of particles (HEPA 13 Main Filter); and eliminates formaldehyde, gases and odors (Activated Carbon Filter). 

The Acerpure Pro P2 Classic air purifier assures every family that they can breathe fresh air. It brings along 10-million negative ion to make sure dirt and air pollutants around home are captured. On top of that, this appliance uses a smart technology, or an informative touch panel, that can monitor the air quality inside the room. While Pro P2 Classic has 4-in1 HEPA filter, Acerpure P2 Classic has a HEPA three-layer protection for a 45-square meter room coverage.

The Acerpure Clean V1 cordless vacuum cleaner is something that a user can look forward to his cleaning experiences as it provides not only cleanliness but makes sure that he experienced a very healthy and cozy environment. It cleans up to 99.99% dust mites using an Electric Mite Removal Brush to keep home healthy and comfortable. It also has a new hair-free technology which cleans up without worrying about long and short pet hair getting tangled up in the machine. Likewise, the Acerpure Clean Lite cordless vacuum cleaner, which uses an angled brush for house corners, keeps home free from irritants like dust and pet dander.

Energy consumption is a major consideration when buying home appliances but there’s nothing to worry when buying Acerpure air circulator as this product uses energy-efficient DC motor, a technology that makes aircon an inverter type.

Using a DC motor, the Acerpure Cozy F1 is considered an energy-efficient inverter-type electric fan or air circulator, along with Acerpure Cozy F2 and Acerpure Cool C2, which are ideal for the Filipino market. Aside from bringing comfort and low-cost energy consumption, these appliances assure users that the air direction reaches out to every place or corner of their house. Apart from these, Acerpure Clean V1 cordless vacuum cleaner also has an energy-efficient DC motor that cleans effectively with the use of an electric roller brush.

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Efficascent Boost launched, designed to provide powered-up ‘roll-axation’

Efficascent Boost is specifically created for the convenience of individuals on the move. This roll-on allows for quick and hassle-free application.



These days, one can hardly take a break to relax amid busy schedules. Millennials and Gen Z, in particular, are having a hard time catching up with the demands of work and side hustles. Some get overwhelmed by juggling multiple responsibilities and an active lifestyle, which can take a toll on one’s physical and mental well-being.

Enter Efficascent Boost, designed to provide that powered-up “roll-axation” for those quick breaks.

Easy-to-use roll-on applicator

Efficascent Boost is specifically created for the convenience of individuals on the move. This roll-on allows for quick and hassle-free application. Whether you’re at work, in the gym, or on a weekend adventure, Efficascent Boost can leave you rejuvenated with just a few swipes. Simply roll it onto your shoulders, back, and arms, and you’ll feel the cooling sensation and refreshing scent.

Cap massager for muscle relaxation

Efficascent Boost goes beyond just a roll-on applicator. It also features a cap massager that helps relax tired and sore muscles. Make the most of your break time by using the cap to gently massage your shoulders, back, and arms. Now you’re ready to take on the world even after a long day at work or an intense workout session.

Cooling sensation

The Efficascent Boost formula ensures that you experience a long-lasting invigorating effect when you are feeling hot and sweaty, or simply need a quick pick-me-up. The science behind cooling sensation has shown that it can help reduce pain and inflammation, making Efficascent Boost not only a relaxation tool, but also a potential aid for muscle recovery and relief from minor aches and pains.

Refreshing scent

In addition to its revitalizing properties, Efficascent Boost also boasts a refreshing scent that can awaken your senses. The pleasant aroma is carefully crafted to provide a calming effect to help you unwind. Whether you’re in a crowded subway or a stressful meeting, a quick application of Efficascent Boost will transport you to a state of tranquility. It harnesses the power of scent to enhance your relaxation experience.

Compact, convenient, and all-around

Efficascent Boost’s compact size and easy-to-use roll-on applicator make it the ideal companion for busy bees. Whether you’re traveling, working, or hanging out with friends, it can easily fit into your bag or pocket—relief right at your fingertips. Efficascent Boost is also not limited to just one area of the body. It can be applied to various parts, such as the neck, wrists, and even the soles of your feet.

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