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Liza Marie Rios Paz, MD

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I am a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery of the University of Santo Tomas. I trained in 2 accredited programs, Internal Medicine from the Department of Medicine of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center, and Dermatology from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

How Stress Affects Your Body

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Stress had never been considered as detrimental as it is today. In the early days, it was stress that invoked a ‘fight or flight’ response and kept our ancestors safe from wild dangers. Now, the same stress is posing a risk of harm to the human body. It has been recognized as the No. 1 proxy killer disease by the esteemed American Medical Association. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have addressed the perils of workplace stress in the American Industry that claims an estimated $300 billion annually.

World Diabetes Day 2017

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Between 1980 and 2014, the number of people with diabetes increased from 108 million to 422 million. This infographic from Study Medicine Europe takes you through the reasons behind these incredible numbers and looks at what we can do to reduce the number of deaths related to diabetes. In 2015, around 1.6 million deaths were caused by diabetes and this figure is expected to double by 2030. Interestingly about 90%-95% of people with diabetes have type 2, and this can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle changes. There is then another issue with prediabetes, and as many as 1 in » » » [Read more]

Karpal Singh, MD, FPAMS

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A graduate of UST College of Medicine. Did his residency in Internal Medicine/Diabetes at Mary Johnston Hospital. A Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists. Member of Philippine Medical Association and Manila Medical Society. Practicing in two clinics, [email protected] at Newton Plaza in Old Sta. Mesa (Thurs-Fridays) and Med 101, in 74 Villongco St. Manggahan, Commonwealth (Sun-Mon-Tues).

How Screen Time Is Affecting Our Health

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The problem with digital screens is that they emit blue light. Blue light can cause eye strain (prevalent in 91% of adults between the ages of 18-39), damage the retina, and lead to long-term vision problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. Screen time also causes difficulties with sleeping since blue light mimics daylight, which then reduces the amount of melatonin we release. More than 80% of adults use digital screens in the hour before they go to bed, which is problematic. Increased screen time is also linked to some other health conditions, from obesity to diabetes. A study of 50,000 » » » [Read more]

A Comprehensive Overview of Foot Problems

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Foot problems for some people are nothing more than an occasional annoyance that equates to not wearing a favorite pair of shoes for a few days, but for others, foot problems are to the extreme of making the process of walking impossible. Apparently, the feet are depended on daily and forced to endure a tremendous amount of strain yet most people give little or no thought to what happens if foot problems were to develop until it happens. Importance of Proper Foot Care Just as a person goes through a regimen of skincare, hair care, eating, and exercising, the feet » » » [Read more]