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Dalandan Health Benefits

Dalandan or sour orange is a very popular fruit in the Philippines. Its tree is small and erect, with smooth greenish white sprouts with thorns that are spinescent. It is found in all warm countries and throughout the Philippines, and is nearly always planted. Being considered as a tropical fruit, dalandan is not just an […]

Health Benefits of Niyog Niyogan

Also known as Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon Creeper and Quiscual, Niyog-niyogan is a large climbing, woody shrub that is native in Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines that grows up to 20 feet with rounded leaves and fragrant and colorful flowers of white, red, reddish purple, pink red to orange. It also has an edible fruit […]

Simple Ways to add Years to your Life

People today are adding more years to their lives thanks to medical science – but they hate to be called old. For instance, if you happen to attend alumni homecomings or family anniversaries, you will encounter some people who are “past their prime,” as they want to be called. In 1978, the Associated Press first […]

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) […]

Osteoarthritis: Painful Stride

Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive disabling disease that is the most frequent cause of joint pain, especially in the elderly.  This relatively common disease affects about one in every 13 people, about 12 percent of people above 60 years of age experience pain due to osteoarthritis. Related terms:osteoarthritis and diabetesosteoarthritis aspirationosteoarthritis and diabetes mellitusdiabetes mellitus […]

Treatment of Pain After Operation

Mr. Reyes is a 41-year old father of three who has had diabetes since 10 years ago. He is scheduled for a cholecystectomy, an operation to remove his gallbladder. He is feeling very nervous about the upcoming operation. In particular, he says that: “I am afraid that I will be in a lot of pain […]

Unnerving Truth About Diabetic Neuropathy

Consider this as your daily fare – pins and needles piercing your toes or a hundred critters crawling under your skin or tiny blades dicing your soles or the sensation of treading barefoot on coal. Today it could be that irksome numbness on your fingers, tomorrow it could be an irrepressible burning pain in your […]

Empowering Patients for Change

Motivational interviewing (MI) has recently become a topic of great interest in the diabetes behavioral field. It has been applied to the management of a wide range of target behaviors, including addictive behaviors, HIV risk reduction, eating disorders, criminal justice case management, fruit and vegetable intake, exercise, and major psychiatric disorders. Also, several authors have identified […]

Dr. Jorge Garcia: Benchmarking Philippine Healthcare

A young man’s dream of becoming a pilot was set aside to way for his mother’s wish for him to become a doctor. Little did this young man know that this would take him places —further than any pilot could ever reach. Related terms:dr jorge garciadr george garcia cardiac surgeon washington dcdr jorge garcia philippinesjorge […]

Men: The Stronger Sex?

Men and women are created equal. But men and women are different, too. And diabetes has a gender bias—against both sexes. In some aspects, men get the shorter end of the stick; in other aspects, women do. Related terms:amputation philippines gender statisticsbias against men 2011diabetes in men in the philippinesgender and diabetes philippinesJorge Garcia Diabetesmen […]