MORE and more we see elderlies among us, more reverently called senior citizens, thanks for the increasing control of infectious diseases which used to be the number one cause of death in developing so-called Third World countries, which include our dearly beloved Philippines. Thus, health care givers meet more of the degenerative or growing-old related ailments like arthritides, the most common of which is osteoarthritis (rayuma in local parlance). Along with joint pains are all sorts of pain- from mere nagging discomfort to the excruciating wrenching pain.
IT IS often said that "what you don’t know, won’t hurt you." Probably, in some instances, this is true. However, in matters pertaining to health, not knowing what your body may be suffering from may yield disastrous and even serious results. By then, regrets, no matter how great and sincere would be too late! Like, let's take the case of pre-hypertension.
TO SAY that diabetes mellitus is a major health problem is an understatement. In the past, diabetes has been an illness of the rich and the affluent, in other words, a lifestyle-related kind of disease – meals heavy on meats, drooling with fat coupled with an indolent daily activity with hardly no strenuous exercise at all.
The alarming fact is that even developing countries that still have to grapple with infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis are equally burdened by geometric increase in prevalence of diabetes. Aside from lifestyle changes in the areas of diet and exercise, medications on a daily basis are needed as well. If left untreated, the complications can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputations.
AT THE annual convention of the Philippine Society of Hypertension early this year, elevated blood pressure and high blood sugars have crept into the household of Filipinos, regardless f socio-economic status, rural or urban roots, gender or educational attainment.
In 2010, there were 3.4 million Filipinos with diabetes, representing a prevalence rate of 7.7 percent.
WHO says it’s lonely at the top?
At Red Sky, the crowning glory of Bangkok’s most stylish hotel—the Centara Grand at CentralWorld, you can come alone and never feel lonely. The stunning view of the glowing city center, the fabulous wines and martinis, creative cuisine and people you can meet will keep you company. Everyone who ends up at the 55th floor have the same vibe as you do—to enjoy the sight, sound and taste of the good life.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Summer here will be interesting.
Bokod’s “Conquer an Ambuklao Summer” is set on March 2-3 gathering outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the natural wonders of the dam and its neighboring areas.
HAPPY New Year dear readers...here are some tips that might help you have a fresh new look this New Year!
1. Get a curl- big curls either short or long can look trendy and sexy if done right. Curls looks better with a colored and highlighted or streaked hair.
HERE are some tips that might help you stand out from the rest of the crowd:
1. Get a curl instead of the common rebond. It's sexier anyway. Try digital waves instead of the traditional curling.
WAKING up early in the morning out of the bed is hard to do especially if you’re still enjoying your sleep, feeling your soft pillow and warm blanket. Everybody has chores to do each day, but you may not notice it, you start yawning and your eyes slowly close and move on to sleep.
Trying to control your sleep, you set a cup coffee, drink energizers, or take in tablet of vitamin E to keep you going. You still have work to do so you want by all means to fight your sleep. In this situation, your mind has started to go into sleep. How sure are you that you’re still awake? If you yawn, that is a sign that you are not so awake. What if that particular day you didn’t have a good night’s sleep, definitely your energy begins to lessen, whether you like it or not, you will start to experience sessions of drowsiness. You shake your head but you still got attacks of minutes of dozing and feel like falling asleep into the dark night.
HERE are some friendly tips before going or doing anything at the salon.
1. You must know which salon you will go to. Know about their stylists so could choose among them; closing and opening time; and most importantly, the services they could offer that will suit your needs.
HERE are some tips I have learned and trying so hard to live by. I think these tips are more important than external regimens because what's inside us will reflect in our looks.
1. Exercise. If you are not the person who does exercises and you have a sedentary lifestyle, I guess it's time to move your muscles even for a few minutes every day. Maybe you can try walking 30 minutes daily until it becomes a habit then try more vigorous exercises when you have established your exercise discipline.
IN LINE with the recent updating of rules and regulations, the Young Men’s Christian Association is set to hold a basketball seminar for physical education teachers and coaches.
It will be a two-day basic basketball rules and regulation seminar, which will be held from June 29 to July 1 to deal mainly with the update FIBA rules and regulation in partnership with the National Amateur Basketball Referee’s Organization.
DO WANT to change your look? Do you want hair color but want it subtle and natural looking? Do you want shiny hair even on the beach? Do you want to get rid of your dry, frizzy hair? Do you want to save one hour every morning from brushing those locks?
If your answer is yes, then it's about time to make a change! Try Chroma Straight from Loreal. What is it about Chroma straight?
“I've always enjoyed working with my hands and playing around with art materials. While I was doing my sister's makeup for fun, she told me that I can do this for a living if I wanted to. That was my light bulb moment. I gave up my job as a preschool teacher and took the basic makeup course and started from there.” - Carmie Locsin
TIRED of your dull city life?
TO OUR valued readers, here are some tips for nail care:
1. Avoid pushing your nails too much with nail pushers especially with a metal pusher because you will make your nails thinner which will make it vulnerable to breakage and infection.
“JUNIOR Master Chef: Pinoy Edition” Chef Rolando “Lau” Laudico also know as Chef Lau visits University of Baguio for a Master Chef Series event held last February 28, 2012.
THE Yuletide season seems to be the most anticipated celebration in the Philippines every year. In fact, Filipinos are known for having the longest celebration of Christmas which starts as early as September. As soon as ‘ber’ months hit the calendar, Filipinos begin decorating the streets, establishments and their houses with colorful and vibrant Christmas lights and gigantic Christmas trees.
URBAN Legends in Baguio City are stories, oddities, habits and perceptions that visitors and locals carry with them when they trek to the mountain haven or you get to believe when you live in the boondocks for some time.
TWELVE secondary schools participated in the essay writing and poster making contests organized by the Synchronized Information Communication Education (Sice) Team Mankayan cluster held on August 26 at the CPJ Training Center, Lepanto, Mankayan, Benguet.
The contest revolving on the theme, "Responsible Mining: Enabling a Better Future," was worked on by the 24 contestants for the essay and 24 contenders for the poster making.
STARTING school can be a difficult time for children. We may say children are by nature social and confident but fears of the unknown still tug at them especially when it is time for them to go to the "big school."
ANOTHER facility to generate renewable energy is constructed by Hedcor, Inc. in Tuba, Benguet, the 3.8 Irisan Hydropower Project.
HOW wonderful it is to reminisce the good old college days. It will definitely be more wonderful and exciting, however, when you have others to remember them with. Classmates, batch mates, professors, friends, acquaintances and of course the small circle of friends called barkada.
THE 20th Philippine Arts Festival, a national event, coinciding with the city's celebration of the Panagbenga, will highlight the numerous arts and cultural-related events during the Flower Festival.
SM CITY Baguio in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila presents City Beautiful: The Burn-ham Plan for Manila's Urban Development, an exhibition featuring vintage photos, maps and models that highlight American urban planner Daniel Hudson Burnham's grand plan for Manila at the turn of the 20th century.
WITH the recent concern about the increase in dengue cases brought about by the rainy season, now is the best time to take steps to prevent this disease carried by the dreaded Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes.
KIDS can now be closer than ever to their favorite cartoon friends with the new Original Toon Fest collection at the Children’s Wear section of the SM Department Store.