Screen zombies: Parents need to set a better example

By Dr. George I. Traitses The topic of screen time has been a popular one lately, with several studies suggesting our children are spending far too much time glued to televisions, computers and smartphones. The potential consequences: poor sleep, overeating / obesity (attributed to “sitting around” – the proverbial “couch potato syndrome”); neck pain (from 

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Depression: Not just for new moms

By Dr. George I. Traitses Think depression is only for new moms? Think again. It’s well-established that women can experience pre- and post-partum depression (before and after the birth of their child), characterized by symptoms including feelings of sadness and hopelessness; under- or over-eating; lacking energy or motivation; withdrawal from friends and family; headaches, stomach 

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3 ways to avoid burnout

By Dr. George I. Traitses Cross it off Burnout is physical and mental exhaustion, commonly caused by too much work, stress or routine. It also can be a lack of organization that overwhelms you. The solution: make a list of your daily, weekly and monthly priorities, then cross them off your list one by one. 

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Ditch the drugs for low back pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Ask someone with low back pain what they do to manage the pain, and you’ll usually get one of several responses: endure the pain or take over-the-counter pain medications. And in some cases, their doctor may have prescribed even stronger pain meds such as opioids, which have been in the 

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Fil-Can theatre premiers ANAK

TORONTO– The next generation of artists from the Carlos Bulosan Theatre premiered their play, ANAK, on March 3, 2017 at St. Paul’s United Church (200 Macintosh St., Scarborough, ON). This is the first full-length play, written and performed by the new CBT Collective. Directed by Leon B. Aureus, ANAK is about a Filipino-Canadian family’s struggle 

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Angely Pacis to champion people’s causes in Ontario

First Filipino PC MPP candidate in Ontario By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Angely Pacis, the Ontario PC candidate for Mississauga-Centre, declared her pride for being a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and her readiness to champion causes for the betterment of the people of Ontario, once elected as MPP in next year’s provincial elections. She made 

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Chris Ramsaroop of Justicia

Justicia, Gabriela and Migrante on the Struggle of Temporary Foreign Workers

(To update readers on the recent issues and changes on immigration in Canada, The Philippine Reporter interviewed leaders of three immigration advocacy organizations in Ontario:  Chris Ramsaroop of Justicia (Justice for Migrant Workers), Mithi Esguerra of GABRIELA Ontario and Jesson Reyes of Migrante Ontario.) By Pet G. Cleto TPR: What is the importance of  Gina 

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Anthony Navarro, Salupongan International
Executive Director

A Fil-Am finds roots in Mindanao

By Lui Queaño One of the reasons for Anthony Navarro’s visit to Toronto after his trip to Detroit in the U.S. was to engage Toronto community organizations and connect them with his group Salupongan International, or SI. This non-profit, non-stock organization derives its name from the word “salupongan” – which means “unity” or “solidarity” in 

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Karen Selick

More hospitals or more vitamins?

Troy Media BELLEVILLE, Ont.–An acquaintance of mine in his late 70s recently told a group that he had just been hospitalized with pneumonia for five days. The local hospital system, he said, was completely gridlocked, jammed to the rafters with people like him. No rooms were available and patients were in the corridors. Some of 

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Shauna Snow-Capparelli

Trump is wrong; the news media is #NotTheEnemy

Troy Media CALGARY, Alta.–It was a swift, and effective blow that struck at the heart of the very belief system and raison d’être of journalists everywhere. When Donald Trump sent his now infamous Twitter missile late last week (see below) falsely proclaiming the news media as “the enemy of the American People,” he surely knew 

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