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Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

January 10, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 percent higher compared to their counterparts who haven’t taken the drug for the last 6 months.

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More Fish, Greater Diabetes Risk?

January 9, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Contrary to published findings that having fish for dinner a couple of times a week may cut your risk of heart-related ailments, a recent study hinted that the same good result may not be seen in diabetes patients.

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Getting Younger

January 8, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Getting younger—that phrase has reaped me so many smiles over the last few years. Somehow, it makes reality seem easier to accept. Nobody wants to grow old because accepting it may open the flood gates of aches and pains that come with age.

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Allowed to Grow Older

January 7, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

There’s a saying in the vernacular (Tagalog), “Ang masamang damo ay matagal mamatay.”Translated literally, “Bad grasses (thorns and thistles) live longer.”This refers to the perception that wicked people or bad guys outlive their righteous counterparts—which has no statistical or scientific basis. You would also hear people say, “Ang bait mo naman, sana kunin ka no ni Lord” (“You’re so kind, may the Lord take you to heaven”). These messages seem to indicate that longevity rests on whether you are good or bad, preferably the latter, if you want to live longer.

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Delay Aging with Good Nutrition

January 6, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Aging is a complex process that accelerates as growth wanes, and continues relentlessly throughout life. While progressive changes in physiological function, body composition, sensory perception, and functional status may occur at any age, the rate of change is strongly influenced by the individual’s genetic background and life experiences.

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Excellence Beyond Imperfection

January 5, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

At nine years old, he weighed 240 pounds— double the weight of a normal Filipino adult of average height. Growing up as an overweight child, Nino Domo was what some would call a cute kid—all cuddly and huggable with his excess weight. But his story proves that being a cute, fat kid has its downside.

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First Joint Replacement Surgery Group in the Philippines

January 4, 2012 Category :People and Places 2

The first orthopedic joint replacement specialty group, dedicated to doing total joint replacement surgeries in the Philippines, recently opened their main clinic at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Called the Advanced Orthopedics for Joint Replacement, the premiere medical group composed of internationally trained joint reconstruction specialists has the highest combined experience in successful joint replacement surgery in the Philippines. Advanced Orthopedics for Joint Replacement (AOJR) was established to address and offer the best possible care to patients with arthritis and various other joint conditions.

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Nutrition and Weight Loss

January 3, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is an established risk factor for numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular/ cronary heart disease, and some forms of cancer, which is believed to start from childhood. Childhood obesity is defined as an excess of body fat — 25 percent in boys and 32 percent in girls.

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Building Your Powerhouse with Pilates

January 2, 2012 Category :Fitness 0

Are you bugged by muscle aches lately? Have you been experiencing back pains all the time? Muscle aches and constant back pains could be signs of muscles cramping up due to fatigue and stress. If you’ve had enough of these, we suggest you try a peaceful way of slowly, but effectively, ridding yourself of unwanted stress: Pilates.

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South Western Chicken Salad

January 1, 2012 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A light salad using leftover roast or grilled chicken topped with a savory black bean sauce and a light dressing.  If avocadoes are in season, it would be a welcome addition as well.

Yield: 4 portions

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