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Remember nutrition, exercise can prevent Alzheimer’s disease

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Alexis McKenzie, right, executive director of The Methodist Home of the District of Columbia Forest Side, an Alzheimer's assisted-living facility in Washington, puts her hand on the arm of a resident. In a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, researchers report that vitamin E might slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.  AP FILE PHOTO

It’s one of the most “heart-breaking” diseases of the elderly, for it destroys a human being’s most valued treasures: memories, or the ability to remember.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Gravely-ill patients choose to reverse their deadly destinies

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Here’s a story that almost ended with the subject joining the ranks of the dearly departed. Garments businessman and choreographer Ronald Allan Jumamil suddenly suffered a heart attack in September 2010 at the age of 40.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Science and Health | Read More »

Want to lose weight? Exercise, skip dinner

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The late author and nutritionist Adelle Davis’ famous health tip—“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”—has gained ground anew, thanks to a new study by researchers from the Czech Republic.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

A healthier you for the new year

Every year, we make a list of ways to start the New Year right. Staying healthy or becoming more fit is always part of that list. To help jumpstart this particular resolution, MediCard Philippines, one of the country’s leading health maintenance organizations, shares some tips to help you start the year right.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Aging delayed, diseases prevented at cellular level

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IN 2010, 93 percent of Filipinos were buying health foods, a 10-percent increase from 2005 figures. This was revealed by research firm Kantar World Panel, in a survey on shoppers’ purchase and usage behavior.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

A healthy (New Year) resolution they intend to keep

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Those who weren’t able to follow their daily routines and struggles on television may find it unbelievable that eight months ago, these five fit and healthy-looking individuals were classified as obese and in fact, already taking medications to deal with the various health problems they were suffering from as a result of having too much body fat.

Posted: January 6th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Reconnecting with nature (and experiencing healing)

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I do a lot of walking especially when I go up and down the hospital floors to make rounds. This is my version of a surrogate exercise, but one gets a different rush of mood-elevating endorphins when one does a long leisurely trek, appreciating the beauty of nature. Last week, several colleagues and I had [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Heart reminders before you go to the gym

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Coming back from a meeting in Athens this week on heart attack and stroke prevention, I was saddened by the news that a highly esteemed trustee of ours in the Makati Business Club—Rizalino “Roy” Navarro—succumbed to an apparent heart attack while exercising in the RCBC corporate gym. His death is a big loss to the [...]

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in Science and Health | Read More »

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