Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
February always makes me think of hearts. And not just because it’s the love month. My son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, was born in February. Today, as I write this, would have been his 20th birthday. My dad was only 49 when a heart attack claimed his life. I think of these two Miguels who were very dear to me. I think of love—the mother for her son, the daughter for her father.
Not Quite ThereBy Chit Roces-Santos
Bless me for I have sinned, I confessed to my internist last week as I handed her the results of my blood tests, which said it all: higher cholesterol and sugar counts. My only consolation: normal ECG and blood pressure.
By Anne A. Jambora
Know your blood pressure like you know your body weight. In fact, if you want to live your optimal best during your senior years, know your numbers by heart—your weight, your blood pressure, your cholesterol and your sugar.
Inner AwarenessBy Jaime Licauco
The autonomic nervous system, which controls such bodily processes as heart rate, breathing and blood flow, operates on its own without any direct influence by the brain.
There is also no connection between the central nervous system and the immune system.”
By Dr. Erin Marcus
Sometimes, the simplest tools in medicine are the ones that give us the most useful information.