HEALTH: What’s healthy to eat in winter

As we experience these below zero temperatures which have gone as low as -40, to stay healthy we need to be mindful of our food choices. I know it can be difficult as all food seem to be available in the grocery stores all year round. It is always best to try eating in season 

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Winter Activities: Tips to Avoid Injury

By Dr. George Traitses When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not 

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How to lift your luggage

By Dr. George Traitses In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every?thing but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders. The good 

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Holiday Survival

By Dr. George I. Traitses December marks the beginning of what can be a hectic holiday season, and until we flip the calendar over to a new year, the chaos just doesn’t let up. Since the added demands of this season can stress our bodies to capacity, we need to do everything we can to 

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Perfect positioning for healthy sleep

By Dr. George I. Traitses There is no one right way to sleep, say experts, but certain positions may be better for people with certain types of pains and conditions. The important thing is to avoid strain to the joints, and keep in mind that sometimes simply taking the same form every night can aggravate 

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Preventing text pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Canadians sent 110 billion text messages this past year. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price. With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks. Dr. George Traitses says, “One 

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Chronic pain and depression

By Dr. George I. Traitses Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months, or even years. 

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Our house in Tanauan destroyed by the typhoon

Typhoon Yolanda devastated our town (Tanauan, Leyte), displaced family’s lives; SOS!

It has been two weeks since the world’s strongest storm, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made its way across Central Philippines, and practically wiped out many towns in Samar and Leyte . For days, thousands of people with nowhere to go for shelter, clean water, food and medical aid had to survive alongside the bodies of 

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HEALTH: Harnessing Stress

By Dr. George I. Traitses Stress has become a fact of life, and for some, the daily norm. Although occasional stress can help improve our focus and performance, living with chronic stress can backfire by causing anxiety, depression, and serious health problems. Understanding who we are, knowing our major struggles, putting them in perspective, and 

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Exercise, the easy way

By Dr. George I. Traitses Think about incorporating exercise into the activities you already enjoy, or turn your household chores and yard work into exercise. If you’re on a tight schedule, at least take small breaks from work to walk around the office or go up and down the stairs a few times. Years ago, 

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