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”

Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring

Even with the set of knowledge and skills acquired from his profession, medical doctor Erric Cinco was not able to escape the wrath of hypertension that runs in his family. Cinco, his cousin (who’s not even in his 30s), and the rest of his family members are all hypertensive. “There is a strong genetic tendencyContinue reading “Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring”

Addressing depression in stroke, heart elderly patients

It’s not unusual for depression and anxiety to occur in seemingly healthy young people, what more for a 60-plus-something-year-old patient who underwent major, life-changing health crises such as stroke or heart bypass surgery. “About one-third of stroke survivors suffer from post-stroke depression (PSD) and it is strongly associated with adverse impact on cognitive function andContinue reading “Addressing depression in stroke, heart elderly patients”

H&L magazine, editor receive PHA Media Award

Recipients cited for helping in CPR-Ready Philippines, 52-100 and other healthy lifestyle campaigns Health and Lifestyle (H&L) magazine and Mylene Orillo, H&L assistant editor, along with 25 media personalities, received plaques of recognition in the Media Award given by the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) on June 23, 2016 at the Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. The PHA Media Awards were in recognition of the remarkableContinue reading “H&L magazine, editor receive PHA Media Award”