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How to Prevent and Treat Colds

It’s Christmas season once again and, incidentally, flu season as well. During the holidays, cold weather is felt worldwide, and simple coughs and colds are very common. People with chronic diseases like diabetes are more susceptible to colds or flu complications. Having colds most especially among diabetics is a big no-no. Any illness or infection […]

In Sickness and in Health

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking. For the David couple, it was Pie […]

Nurturing Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastmilk is the only perfect food for infants and the only perfect milk for children. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health, and should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. Breastfeeding should also […]

Sambong for Diabetes

Also known as Alibum, Lakad-bulan, Alimon or Lalakdan; Sambong or Blumea camphor is a shrub or weed that is famous as a natural herbal medicine similar to marijuana because it can also have hallucinogenic effects when excessively consumed. With a scent and taste like camphor, Sambong had been used for cleansing the kidneys to treat […]

Stay Away From Colds during Holidays

Tis the season of beso-beso and group hugs during endless reunions and karaoke nights! A lot of indoor human contact increases the transmission of viruses, which can cause the common cold.

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

Travel Smarts for the Jetsetting Diabetic

Traveling is just inevitable for humans. For some professionals, traveling to other countries is like hitting two birds with one stone—meeting with clients, and at the same, getting to explore and unearth the secrets of that destination. For the born adventure seeker, traveling may mean getting to know diverse cultures or just getting to see […]

Should You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

Committed exercisers dread getting sick because they have to stop exercising. They know it is easy to lose momentum and difficult to start again. So what should they do if they are feeling under the weather? Should they continue exercising? How long should they rest? How soon can they return to exercise? Related terms:when can […]

FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

Exubera, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., became the first inhaled insulin to get approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). The FDA approval came late January this year, giving the makers of Exubera license to market the product for the treatment of adults with type I and type 2 diabetes. It has […]

Garlic Tablets Health Benefits

Garlic is a popular spice used for flavoring food. However, aside from providing us with better food to eat, it also helps to keep us healthy. However, the benefits of garlic are achieved if garlic is consumed in concentrated portions. Fortunately, people now have garlic tablets for people to enjoy the full benefits of garlic.