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Fight Back Brain Attack

October 27, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

One of life’s greatest marvels is the human brain. It coordinates our thoughts, emotions, movement, behavior and sensation. In short, it directs all that we think, feel and do. Its billions of nerve cells are connected to the rest of the body through a network of specialized tissues called the nervous system. » Continue Reading

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Top Diabetes Doc: Augusto Litonjua

October 20, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

In the medical world,when one hears the word diabetes, the name Augusto D. Litonjua could not be far behind. His name has become synonymous with diabetes not because he is diabetic, but he is considered as one of the best doctors in the field of diabetes care and treatment. Widely known in the medical community, Dr. Litonjua, an endocrinologist, has been a pioneer of various undertakings with regards to diabetes care, education and prevention. » Continue Reading

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Getting out of harm’s way

October 19, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 3 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

Aging starts from the womb and ends in the tomb,” says Dr. delaVega. She relates that most of the time, what they see in the geriatrics clinic are already complicated cases of diabetes.”We need to nurture even healthy mothers, healthy pregnancies so that the child that comes out from the womb is healthy and leads a healthy life all throughout his life, towards adulthood and later as an older person.” Weight control, diet, exercise and positive outlook are factors that appear to be beneficial for both diabetes and aging. As always, making some basic lifestyle changes can help the elderly manage the disease and reduce the risk for further complications. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Management in the Elderly

October 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 2 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

For Dr. Fernando, there are four aspects in the treatment of elderly diabetics: medication, proper diet, exercise and stress. According to him, it is very important that patients comply with their medication and that physicians should closely monitor medication adjustments for their patients. On proper diet, he acknowledges the important role that family members play in ensuring that diabetes patients get the right nutrition everyday. He also recommends seeking the help of a dietitian or a diabetes educator for proper meal planning. Dr. Fernando likewise swears on the power of exercise or regular physical activity in diabetes management.And lastly, he gives value to removing stress in our system as it could increase blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

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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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