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Friday, April 28, 2017
HAVE you been sick lately? Then suspect stress. According to some studies, as many as nine out of 10 visits to the doctor these days may be related to stress. That includes everything from allergies and asthma to headache and heart disease. Now if that little bit of news isn’t stressing enough, there...
MISSING a workout or our favorite sports activity can set us back in efforts to get in the best shape of our lives this scorching hot summer. It’s the season of powdery white-sand beaches, accentuated by that all-too-familiar scent of sunscreen and suntan oil. Every workout will count. Every repetition, every...

Row the distance

MENTION “dragonboat racing” to anyone, and the images come unbidden. Sleek prows that cut through water, propelled by frantic paddling, to the steady sound of beaten drums.  No fire from this dragon, but the muscles do feel the burn.  And in a sport where “racing” is included in the name—every advantage counts. ...
IN one hour of sustained physical exercise, the body can lose up to three quarts of water through perspiration. In that water are small amounts of “electrolyte” minerals—mainly sodium but also potassium—and carbohydrates (sugars), and losing too much of these can lead to fatigue. For most of human history, the remedy to...
The event that happened in Baguio City over a decade ago serves as a chilling reminder of what public overreaction and panic can create. From October 2004 to January 2005, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center in Baguio City reported an almost-daily admittance of patients afflicted with meningococcemia-like symptoms. Meningococcemia,...

Cancer-proof your diet

There’s another reason to eat less fat, at least for men: it might reduce the risk of developing life-threatening prostate cancer, American researchers said. Eating animal fat, especially from red meat, seems to promote the growth of small, latent prostate tumors, making them more likely to become dangerous, a study...
‘Antimicrobial resistance is a threat to global security and economic stability.  It is a looming health and economic crisis that requires both global and local solutions. “Since drug-resistant genes can travel, countries with higher levels of economic and social organization have a stake in the success of measures taken by...
The rehabilitation program of the government for drug surrenderees received a boost following the signing of the ¥1.85-billion (P826-million) grant between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the Department of Health (DOH) recently. “This grant will be used for infrastructure projects, as well as for technical assistance on the...
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) recently named Dr. Celestina Ma. Jude P. de la Serna as the new interim officer in charge, president and CEO. In a statement, the PhilHealth Board of Directors unanimously voted for de la Serna following the resignation of Dr. Hildegardes C. Dineros as interim...
Department of Health-Mimaropa (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, together with the provincial health officials of Occidental Mindoro, formally opened the second HIV/AIDS satellite treatment center in the region inside the Occidental Mindoro Provincial Hospital in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro. “We are targeting to establish one treatment...
MANY people book their flights, pack their bags, and head out without having a health check. To enjoy a healthy, worry-free trip, it is highly recommended to make an appointment with your doctor for a preventive health check around six to eight weeks before your trip. Here are some tips from...
AS a senior citizen, you have to be ready at all times for common medical problems that may happen, especially if you are outside your home. Dr. Marc Evans Abat, Consultant Director of The Medical City Center for Healthy Aging shares these five medical items that you, as a senior...
ON April 9 the Philippines will observe the World Hemophilia Day. The organizer wants Filipinos all over the country to know something about this inherited bleeding disorder.  According to the World Hemophilia Federation, about 10,000 Filipinos have hemophilia but most don’t know they have it. As it is a rare disorder,...
FOR two consecutive years, Health&Fitness magazine has been promoting wellness through different fitness activities. Just recently, together with the Philippines’s best Zumba gurus—the Philippine Twiinz—Alec Pang and Manny Licsi—and SM City North Edsa, Health&Fitness successfully staged its biggest Zumba party at the SM City Skydome. The Zumba party, which was attended...
OFTEN overlooked is the importance of proper form when lifting weights. Some of us get caught up with stacking on the plates to lift heavy, or are in a rush to finish up our sets and repetitions that we end up sacrificing proper form. Wrong form will put to waste the...
SUMMER is already here and everyone is planning his or her summer escape, but the expenses and headaches associated with travel oftentimes take away the fun in putting together your summer getaway. Scanning all the online travel sites and possible accommodation will often lead us to discover modest trip packages that...
In renovating and refurbishing health centers, SM Foundation pursues its goal to provide comprehensive health care for women mindful of the attainment of the goals set by the UN Millennium Development Goals then, to the present 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. In celebrating Women’s Month, FTS Centers nationwide intensified these goals...
Women all over the world may not be aware of it that are suffering from a health condition called Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). FSD, the silent burden pertains to a persistent, recurrent problem with sexual response, desire or orgasm. FSD is often overlooked or ignored, largely because society still frowns upon...
We see those large, imposing tubs being sold in supplement shops. Filled with a powdered substance, presented in various flavors, seducing us with the promise of a ripped and toned physique. Chances are, we are looking at a tub of whey protein. Derived from cow’s milk, whey is one of...
If there were two things that are undeniably abundant in the country today, that would be stray cats and dogs. All over the country, the presence of dogs and cats freely roaming the streets is very common and looks very harmless. However, the number of fatalities caused by rabid animal...
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