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Aging Gracefully With Diabetes

October 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 2

Growing old is inevitable, but the road to aging can’t be that bad if we would only work towards facing old age with grace and living healthy in the process. The terms “healthy aging” and “aging gracefully” have slowly crept into our vocabularies in recent years to embrace the positive aspects of aging.”We always look at health in terms of holistic health – in body, mind and spirit. So healthy aging encompasses not just what is physical health but also psychospiritual and social dimensions of health, including having a good quality of life:’ says Dr. ShelleyAnn delaVega, a geriatric physician and president of the Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine. » Continue Reading

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Getting To Know Your Cholesterol Medications

October 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A number of patients take lipid lowering medications to lower cholesterol, triglycerides*, or both. Prior to starting these medications, one should have maximized medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle modification. Lipid lowering medications can be divided into those that primarily lower LDL-cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) and those that primarily lower triglycerides. The most. common class of drugs used to decrease LDL-cholesterol is the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs are also known as “statins” because drugs in this class end with the suffix-statin, such as pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin. These drugs inhibit the most crucial’step in cholesterol formation. Adverse effects include muscle inflammation and elevation of liver enzymes. Therefore, a patient should regularly monitor his creatine phosphokinase (CPK), SGPT (ALT) and SGOT (AST). » Continue Reading

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Exercise Ups Brain Neuron Production in Oldies

October 14, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Sedentary lifestyle among elderly people has been constantly linked to worsening of various health complications. In contrast, adequate exercise among this particular group of patients can do wonders to combat brain shrinkage caused by aging, researchers from University of Illinois reported. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes To Hit 380 Million Worldwide

October 8, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Approximately seven percent of the world’s adult population or 380 million people are projected to have diabetes by the year 2025, according to medical experts. » Continue Reading

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Swimming His Way To Good Health

October 6, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Just as boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has Freddie Roach to be grateful for, top Filipino swimmers Eric Buhain and Ryan Papa have this man to be thankful for. » Continue Reading

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Eng Bee Tin acquires food X-ray machine

October 5, 2017 Category :Healthy News 1

Everybody’s favorite hopia store has just gotten better! Eng Bee Tin, located in Ongpin street in Manila, recently added a food X-ray machine and can now boast of a fully automated hopia manufacturing process with strict hygienic control. » Continue Reading

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PHA inks tri-sectoral deal with Novartis, Robinsons, VLMP

October 4, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Healthy Lifestyle (HL) Advocacy Campaign gained additional muscle with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the PHA, pharmaceutical company Novartis Healthcare Philippines, Robinsons Supermarket and the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP). The MOA signing, held last December 14, 2006 at the PHA Heart House office in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, sealed the partnership between the PHA and the three collaborators which pledged support to the HL campaigns of the PHA. » Continue Reading

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GSK Launches One-Stop Resource Guide

October 3, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Recognizing the significant role of the media in educating the public, Glaxo SmithKline launched and distributed copies of “Type 2 Diabetes Journalist Resource Guide” during the diabetes media workshop held last December 4, 2006. The guidebook is a ‘one-stop information resource’ on all there is to know about the disease. » Continue Reading

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Media Workshop on Diabetes Pandemic

October 2, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Medical experts predict that seven out of ten Asians will be diabetic by 2030, raising the diabetes prevalence to pandemic levels. This continent houses India, China, Indonesia, and Japan – top countries with the most number of diabetics in the world. » Continue Reading

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Injecting Made Easy

October 1, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Be it in the form of a pump, vial and syringe, or pen, an insulin device is a must for every diabetic in need of insulin. However, insulin devices aren’t the same in terms of yielding positive results. Based on a recent study, an insulinfilled pen is regarded as the best device in a number of aspects. Researchers found patients with Type 2 diabetes who use insulin pens achieved better adherence to medication and experienced fewer instances of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar compared to conventional vial and syringe delivery. As a result, this group went to see the doctor less often and spent less for medication expenses. » Continue Reading

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