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How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

December 3, 2019 Category :Health Watch| Stress Busters 0

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all of them are at risk for what has been termed shift work sleep disorder.

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Sleep Tips for Diabetics

November 25, 2019 Category :Fitness| Health Watch 1

There are a lot of things that a person with diabetes can do to help solve sleeping problems without resorting to taking even further medication. » Continue Reading

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Sleep Debt Facts

November 13, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Have you ever heard of sleep debt? People need enough restorative sleep – nightly to, feel rested and refreshed. Recurrent sleep deprivation over time results in sleep debt. And if this debt isn’t paid, the cost to one’s health is ginormous.

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Tilapia Worse than Bacon?

November 7, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Question: Is it true that Tilapia is worse than Bacon?

When I received this question, the first thing that came to mind was maybe there are some harmful chemicals in the fish feed or pesticides in the water that make tilapia even worse than bacon (an item ranked way down on the ‘healthy food’ list). I surmised, what goes into tilapia, goes into you, too.

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Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

October 19, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the limelight on triglycerides.

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What’s Good About Cholesterol

October 18, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

You just had your annual physical exam, and you proudly present your laboratory results to your physician. Everything seems well; you’re sure your physician will be pleased with you. Why, all your results are normal, and one, which says HDL cholesterol in your lipid profile, is even low! But after showing your results, your physician tells you that you should do something about your HDL. Huh? But it’s low so that’s supposed to be good, right? What is HDL cholesterol anyway? Aren’t all cholesterols the same?

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How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

October 17, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition.

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Healthier Alternatives to Soda

October 14, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

High levels of bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-C) according to reports have been causing cardiovascular deaths worldwide, including thousands of Filipinos.

Due to variety of factors counting lifestyle, heredity, and diet, LDL-C that comes with other diseases such as diabetes is a common event but still being overlooked by many.

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Managing Weight, Maintaining Health

October 12, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

In this age of junk food and sedentary lifestyles, the need for proper weight management has never been more apparent. Many people are aware of the associated risks of obesity, but as much as they would want to start living a healthy lifestyle, they do not know how to start or do not have the means and facilities to do so.

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Diabetes Medications 101: Oral Perspectives

October 10, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic worldwide because of the change in diet and lifestyle. And the Philippines is not spared. The number of diabetics and patients with diabetes-related complications has increased despite measures and advocacies to modify lifestyle.

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