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Managing Weight, Maintaining Health

January 22, 2012 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

January 20, 2012 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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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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Compassion Fatigue

December 24, 2011 Category :Health Watch 0

It is an affliction rapidly and rabidly growing in number each day. A virulent and infective pathology silently spreading among the populace, gnawing their system little by little and slowly but steadily, attacking the core of their existence: humanity.

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Still Not Losing Weight

December 14, 2011 Category :Health Watch 0

Question: “I exercise 30 minutes a day and watch what I eat, why am I still not losing weight?”

Answer: Most people who have excess body fat leading to overweight or obesity have an imbalance between amount of food or calories taken each day (energy input) and amount of calories burned (energy output). The exact effects of the environment and genetics in the complex regulation of appetite and energy balance are still not fully understood and the consensus is that overweight and obesity result from multiple factors. However, there are certain diseases that lead to overweight and obesity that need to be worked up and treated—lest all forms of weight loss strategies be futile.

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