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Stem Cell Treatment may end Insulin Injections

November 10, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Richard Burt of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found a way to treat diabetes without the need for painful insulin injections and even other medications.

Stem cell treatment begins by drawing blood from a diabetes patient and the stem cells in the blood can be processed chemically to become insulin producers. Such formulated blood is now re¬injected to the patient. According to Burk, such approach does not experience the usual dilemma of transplant rejection.

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Laughter Deters Heart Risk for Diabetics

November 9, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Indeed, laughter is proven to be the best medicine. A California study authored by Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH, of Loma Linda University and Stanley Tan, MD, PhD, of Oak Crest Health Research Institute showed laughter may have serious heart benefits for people with diabetes.

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Retirement Paradise

November 8, 2011 Category :Retirement Tips 0

Today, most people view retirement as a new beginning, a new phase of life, an opportunity to reinvent one’s self. It’s a time to explore things in new heights.

“After getting what you want, you must enjoy what you got,” shares Mr. Reynaldo Lingat, OIC-General Manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA). Retirement is your hard-earned vacation, so enjoy every day of it and discover more about life and your environment.

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Female Sexual Dysfunction common among Type 1 Diabetics

November 8, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) reflected that sexual dysfunction is prevalent in women with type 1 diabetes and that the said condition affects almost all aspects of sexual function and satisfaction.

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Securing Your Retirement Years

November 7, 2011 Category :Retirement Tips 0

The thought of retirement excites. No more rounds, no more clinics, no more erratic working hours, and no more emergency calls. Now you have all the time to go to places you might have missed during your working years. Trekking on some exotic places, dancing all night long with the spouse, and waking up late the next day—this sounds pure bliss.

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L-carnitine and EGCG Safe for Diabetics?

November 7, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

I just want to know how safe L-carnitine and EGCG is for diabetics especially type 2? There’s a beverage drink out in the market, Envidia, a product of URC. It has 300mg L-carnitine, EGCG. And it is sugar free.

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Dr. Fe Del Mundo: Grand Dame of Philippine Pediatrics

November 6, 2011 Category :People and Places 0

She is the epitome of non ceasing passion, unwavering commitment, unequalled service and unparalleled patriotism. At almost 97, Dr. Fe del Mundo remains the ever-dedicated pediatrician and selfless humanitarian that she has been in the past decades.

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Men: The Stronger Sex?

November 6, 2011 Category :People and Places 0

Men and women are created equal. But men and women are different, too. And diabetes has a gender bias—against both sexes. In some aspects, men get the shorter end of the stick; in other aspects, women do.

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It Runs in the Family: The Crossed-Eyed Theory

November 5, 2011 Category :People and Places 0

No. Amorfina Nunez is neither the descendant of Amor Powers nor the apprentice of some primetime “bida”. But, yes, she has diabetes. Her discovery of the condition and her journey with it is as telenovela-ic as her name sounds. And, like a typical telenovela she stands triumphant and ends the scene beaming with pride as she fights the real “kontrabida” called diabetes.

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When the Time to Retire is Not Yet Right?

November 5, 2011 Category :People and Places| Retirement Tips 0

A resounding NO! comes from Dr. Milagros de Lara when asked if she’s already on the road to retirement. Dr. de Lara—an adult cardiologist, hospital administrator and president of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Bocaue, Bulacan—says that while some of her medicine school classmates are already on their way to a retiree’s life, her time to do so hasn’t come just yet.

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