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Exercises for the Wheelchair Users

December 29, 2008 Category :Fitness 0

Use of the wheelchair should not exempt the user from movement.  The wheelchair, predictably, can restrict the person from moving because of the limited space.  The wheelchair bound should, all the more, be encouraged to move, precisely because of this space restriction.  To optimize the wheelchair borne person’s movement, the wheelchair must be first of all, well fit to its user.  The back height, the seat width, the comfort, size, adequate support and correct positioning are all considerations in wheelchair prescription to attain the best wheelchair for the person. » Continue Reading

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Swimming His Way To Good Health

December 27, 2008 Category :Healthy News 0

Just as boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has Freddie Roach to be grateful for, top Filipino swimmers Eric Buhain and Ryan Papa have this man to be thankful for. » Continue Reading

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Eng Bee Tin acquires food X-ray machine

December 27, 2008 Category :Healthy News 1

Everybody’s favorite hopia store has just gotten better! Eng Bee Tin, located in Ongpin street in Manila, recently added a food X-ray machine and can now boast of a fully automated hopia manufacturing process with strict hygienic control. » Continue Reading

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PHA inks tri-sectoral deal with Novartis, Robinsons, VLMP

December 27, 2008 Category :Healthy News 0

The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Healthy Lifestyle (HL) Advocacy Campaign gained additional muscle with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the PHA, pharmaceutical company Novartis Healthcare Philippines, Robinsons Supermarket and the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP). The MOA signing, held last December 14, 2006 at the PHA Heart House office in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, sealed the partnership between the PHA and the three collaborators which pledged support to the HL campaigns of the PHA. » Continue Reading

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GSK Launches One-Stop Resource Guide

December 26, 2008 Category :Healthy News 0

Recognizing the significant role of the media in educating the public, Glaxo SmithKline launched and distributed copies of “Type 2 Diabetes Journalist Resource Guide” during the diabetes media workshop held last December 4, 2006. The guidebook is a ‘one-stop information resource’ on all there is to know about the disease. » Continue Reading

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Media Workshop on Diabetes Pandemic

December 26, 2008 Category :Healthy News 0

Medical experts predict that seven out of ten Asians will be diabetic by 2030, raising the diabetes prevalence to pandemic levels. This continent houses India, China, Indonesia, and Japan – top countries with the most number of diabetics in the world. » Continue Reading

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Injecting Made Easy

December 23, 2008 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Be it in the form of a pump, vial and syringe, or pen, an insulin device is a must for every diabetic in need of insulin. However, insulin devices aren’t the same in terms of yielding positive results. Based on a recent study, an insulinfilled pen is regarded as the best device in a number of aspects. Researchers found patients with Type 2 diabetes who use insulin pens achieved better adherence to medication and experienced fewer instances of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar compared to conventional vial and syringe delivery. As a result, this group went to see the doctor less often and spent less for medication expenses. » Continue Reading

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Tips To Strike Out Stroke

December 23, 2008 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Being diabetic makes you at risk for stroke. A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted and brain tissues are damaged. Several studies have shown that people with diabetes are at a greater risk for stroke compared ko people without diabetes regardless of the number of risk factors they have. Poor management of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol make diabetics prone to suffer and eventually die from stroke. Don’t wait for stroke to hit you. Empower yourself by heeding these tips to prevent stroke in diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Chocolate Dreams

December 23, 2008 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Recipes 0

It’s hard to believe that a discovery by early Mesoamerican civilization still has so much impact on present day dining. Chocolate, which derives from the Aztec words “Xocol” – meaning bitter and “Atl” – meaning water, is very much a part of our meals, from chocolate bars to cocoa drinks. A variety of chocolate products abound from dark, milk, bittersweet and white chocolate versions. Fortunately, with the increasing awareness of sugarfree needs for diabetics, sugar-free chocolates* are now available in the market. Indulge in these sinfully sweet but guilt-free snacks and desserts. » Continue Reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

December 23, 2008 Category :Healthy Recipes 1

When the chocolate craving hits you all of a sudden, this easy snack is so simple to prepare everyone can have a bite. Simply pop the ingredients in an oven toaster, oven or turbo broiler. Bite into it and savor this homemade spread.

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