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Healthy Valentine Dining at Florabel

February 10, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

In search of a place to have a romantic but healthy dinner this Valentine’s? Florabel restaurant at the Podium in ortigas might just be the place for you – with its healthy dishes, South Beach Diet versions of flavorful mouthwatering dishes and cozy ambiance – you need not go far for that perfect romantic date. Florabel’s reputation for serving good healthy food precedes its name. Ask a savvy restaurant diner if he knows of a place that serves healthy fare, and chances are that Florabel will be mentioned. Having been around for only a year, the restaurant has already managed to create a niche of its own, especially among health-conscious diners. » Continue Reading

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Teens’ thoughts on weight influence by Mom

February 7, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Teens may not show it, but they seem to take in what their mother’s think about their weight. A new study, conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital in Boston, found that mothers’ perceptions on weight and dieting often affect their adolescent children’s interest in dieting. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Drug May Cause Eye Problems

February 7, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and drug company GIaxoSmithKline (GSK) are alerting doctors about rare reports of worsening eye complications in diabetic patients who are taking the drugs Avandia or Avandamet. » Continue Reading

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Kidneys Damaged by Diabetes?

February 7, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: How will I know if my kidneys have been damaged by diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Truth about Male Menopause

February 7, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is there such a thing as male menopause? And is it true that if you have it, you are more prone to diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Aspirin may prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

February 6, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Initial results of new research suggest that aspirin,taken at relatively low doses, can prevent microangiopathy (a disease affecting small blood vessels).  The study found that aspirin at relatively low concentrations prevented microangiopathy in rats. However, study investigators said that before they can recommend the use of aspirin for diabetic retinopathy, they still need to know the minimal dose in which aspirin would be effective, and which processes in the retinal vessel it targets. » Continue Reading

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A Journey to Motherhood

February 6, 2009 Category :People and Places 0

Penny Ovejera, a 34 year-old full time mother and wife, hung on to this particular saying during her struggle with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It had not been an easy journey for her, but with her deep faith in God and the loving support of her family, she was able to overcome it all. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Women Have Less Mammograms

February 6, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Despite regular health care, women with diabetes were significantly less likely to have a mammogram (screening for breast cancer) than were women without diabetes, reports a study. Using health databases in Ontario, Canada, researchers compared mammogram rates between women who had diabetes and those without diabetes for a minimum of two years. » Continue Reading

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Cola Drinks May Raise Blood Pressure

February 6, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women who drink cola often are at an increased risk of raising their blood pressure level, a new study found. Data from two large Nurses Health studies, involving about 155,000 women, found that those who drank just one caffeinated cola drink every day had a slightly higher risk of high blood pressure. While those who drank more colas daily had an even higher risk, says researchers. The association between blood pressure and cola drinking was found to be consistent both for younger and older women, regardless of whether the cola was regular or diet. » Continue Reading

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Caring for Diabetic Feet

February 6, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

For many, the foot is of least concern. But for patients diagnosed with diabetes, the foot should be given utmost care. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems and if left untreated may result in severe disorders like infection, gangrene (or tissue death), ulceration and even amputation. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet and damage the nerves. This can result in a loss of feeling in the feet making patients vulnerable to injury without even knowing it. Also, blood sugar problems greatly affect the wound healing process. Thus, it is important to pay extra attention to your feet to prevent common ailments such as corns, calluses, ingrown toe nails, hammer toes, claw toes and arthritis. » Continue Reading

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