Mushrooms and the liver season

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD One of the wonderful things about the changing seasons is that we look forward to what the season brings. This anticipation gives us excitement. These are the gentle thrills in life that come naturally and often thus we won’t look for extreme adventure. Isn’t that cool! Like this time of the year that the summer […]

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Dementia statistics you need to know

Medically reviewed by Whitney White, MS. CMHC, NCC., LPC Dementia is a growing concern in our world. The dementia statistics prove just that. According to the World Health Organization, there are 50 million people around the world that have dementia. Every new year there are around 10 million more people that are diagnosed. With the growing number of people affected […]

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Preserving Benguet culture thru ‘kiniing’ making

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, cultivating traditional skills and techniques continues through the Enhanced School of Living Tradition (ESLT). Its latest undertaking is the “kinuday” or “kiniing” making participated in by 20 trainees. “Kinuday” is produced through a traditional means of preserving meat by smoking in the “pugon” or furnace that each household used to have one. Tourism Operations Officer II […]

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The liver and gallbladder

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD Let’s review our biology and appreciate our wonderfully-made liver and gallbladder, just like the rest of our body. The liver is the largest and heaviest solid organ of the body weighing about 3 pounds in a 70 kilos person. It is located in the upper right abdomen just below the diaphragm and lungs and behind […]

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A simple introduction to mindfulness

By Sarah Fader Medically Reviewed By Aaron Horn What is mindfulness Mindfulness is a state of being where you focus on the present moment. You don’t think about the past or the future; you are here right now at this time. Mindfulness helps with various conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, and so many meditation benefits. You may find yourself […]

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Enhanced Nutribun to roll out in Apayao to help curb malnutrition

Sta. Marcela, Apayao – The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR) is set to roll-out the enhanced nutribun (E-Nutribun) squash variant in the region for the supplemental feeding of undernourished children, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic through technology adoptor VFM Food Products, a beneficiary of the DOST-Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). As part of the […]

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Enzymes

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD Have you tried tightening a bolt with your hands? You can but using a wrench would surely make the job much easier and thus faster. Enzymes are like wrenches. They are important components of our body that speed up (catalyze) necessary chemical reactions, fast enough for our needs. Nothing in our body would work without […]

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Eight tips for dealing with embarrassment

From betterhelp.com Medically reviewed by Wendy Boring-Bray, DBH, LPC Feeling embarrassed is something that no one really likes. It can be awkward to be put in a situation where you’re embarrassed and it’s generally something that most people want to avoid. Even the most self-confident individuals out there will feel embarrassed from time to time. This means that embarrassment is […]

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More Mercury-laced beauty creams on the market found

26 April 2021, Quezon City. An environmental health watchdog group today exposed the unlawful sale of five more unauthorized “beauty creams” from Pakistan that are laden with high levels of mercury, a chemical poison banned in cosmetic product formulations. In its latest ALERTOXIC (a portmanteau of “alert” and “toxic”) advisory, the EcoWaste Coalition revealed the illegal sale of five brands […]

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Gawed for cough

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD Yup, gawed is not only for momma, it is good for cough! It is my most recent amazing discovery in the field of herbal medicine so I am so excited to share it with you, dear reader. That is, if you haven’t discovered it yet. I have been blabbering about it everywhere I went and […]

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