Creating smoke-free workplaces

One of the most common misconceptions about workplace smoking is that designated areas will suffice instead of going 100-percent smoke-free. What many people don’t know is that designated smoking areas (DSAs) imply that workers and visitors are still exposed to second-hand smoke, and the only way to eliminate the hazards of tobacco smoke is throughContinue reading “Creating smoke-free workplaces”

Why I lied about my weight and how I got to achieve it eventually

I know it was not a good idea, but yes, I used to lie about my weight. I remember telling people I was 165 lbs, when in fact, I really weigh 180 pounds or more. I told myself they’ll never know anyway unless they’ll check my medical records or they will weigh me on theContinue reading “Why I lied about my weight and how I got to achieve it eventually”

Map your way to healing with Almario’s new gene-based program

Physical therapy patients who have poor weight management often complain of recurring joint and muscle problems. The increased weight places more stress on joints in the lower back, hips, knees, and ankles. The body’s reaction from extra stress brought by poor weight management and sedentary lifestyle leads to symptoms of pain, tightness, and postural issues.Continue reading “Map your way to healing with Almario’s new gene-based program”

Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board

When more than 192 million customers take to the skies in a given year on board Delta, in-flight medical events can occur, just as they do on the ground. In 2018, the airline reported about 11,900 medical events or one medical event per 460 flights. The most common problems are fainting or feeling dizzy andContinue reading “Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board”

‘Save the Future’

Aimed at restoring confidence in the globally accepted and effective protocol of childhood vaccination, pediatric doctors all over the country have come together to launch advocacy in response to the current measles outbreak. “Save the Future” campaign was launched by the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP), a subspecialty organization of the PhilippineContinue reading “‘Save the Future’”

How accidents change our lives

“Tomorrow, I will do this and that. I will attend an event, then go to mass. After that, I will go home, check Facebook, some emails and write. Then I will read and relax the rest of the night.” How many of you plan your tomorrows? Well, I do and that is how I usuallyContinue reading “How accidents change our lives”

Heavy metal may not cause violence

It’s no secret that heavy metal music can be a bit morbid and macabre. Because of its loud and rowdy characteristics, heavy metal music is often associated with violence. Some heavy metal music is said to be inciting teenagers to commit murder and suicide. Bands are also accused of being devil worshippers, Satanists and tryingContinue reading “Heavy metal may not cause violence”

A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life

Much has been said about how to live longer. But 99-year-old World War 2 (WW2) veteran and Bataan Death March survivor, captain Alberto Tuico Orillo, who will turn 100 years old on Feb. 17, 2019, only has two secrets: avoiding meat and smoking. “Our food before consists of nilagang pako (steamed fiddlehead fern) and laingContinue reading “A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life”

That thing called trans fats

US-trained Filipino chef Fernan Punzalan, together with his two business partners, put up Creative Group, Inc., which owns and operates Serenade Hall in Makati Central Business District area. What differentiates Serenade Hall from other restaurants is its classy cafeteria concept where they serve 16 affordable and varying dishes every day. Its core dishes consist ofContinue reading “That thing called trans fats”

Fundraising for ARNEL P. SERQUINA, RAHS Batch 1973 graduate and retired police

Red Arrow High School Batch 1973 graduate and retired policeman Arnel P. Serquina suffered from Hemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Disease and Status Post Craniotomy, Ventriculostomy Placement with operation done: Craniotomy, Ventriculostomy Placement and Tracheostomy. According to his only son, John Dexter, his father was rushed at Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital in Tayug Pangasinan on January 18, 2019.Continue reading “Fundraising for ARNEL P. SERQUINA, RAHS Batch 1973 graduate and retired police”