Giving kids a taste for fruits and vegetables

Giving kids a taste for fruits and vegetables

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that most children should eat more fruits and vegetables, which contain essential nutrients that may help protect against chronic diseases. But how can parents, schools and other caregivers get kids to chow down? Cut up fruit before serving it, suggests Mark Schuster, M.D., Ph.D., […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A favorite summer dessert reimagined with California avocados

A favorite summer dessert reimagined with California avocados

After all the hard work of getting into tip-top shape for the summer season, many folks have a tinge of guilt while they enjoy those traditional picnic dishes. Fortunately for summer foodies everywhere, Liz Weiss, MS, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD – better known as The Meal Makeover Moms – have partnered with […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
U.S. commissaries to buy PHL bananas

U.S. commissaries to buy PHL bananas

MANILA, Aug 23 (Mabuhay) – Philippine banana exporters are expected to ship their produce to US Marshall Islands later this year. “(This is) the latest information I received via email from the US Department of Agriculture,” Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) director Clarita Barron said in an interview with reporters Wednesday “They are already in […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Human trafficking victims lodge 11,000 calls to PHL hotline

Human trafficking victims lodge 11,000 calls to PHL hotline

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – More than a year after a 24-hour hotline against human trafficking was established, the government received about 11, 000 phone calls from victims and their families, the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) said. Dubbed as “modern-day slavery,” human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for forced labor or commercial sexual […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
When is lasik a smart investment

When is lasik a smart investment

If you are looking into LASIK eye surgery but have been put off by the high price tag, here are some facts you may want to consider. Although the initial cost of LASIK may be significant, it could actually be a good investment and save you money in the long run once you realize you […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A better night’s sleep might lie in your blanket

A better night’s sleep might lie in your blanket

Sleep is a wonderful thing, but for many people, getting that sleep can prove elusive. Tried-and-true tips include keeping a regular schedule, getting enough daily exercise and creating a relaxing bedtime routine, but a new approach to sleeping soundly suggests that the right blanket can be instrumental in getting plenty of zzzz’s. For some people, […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Clippers’ Chris Paul has thumb surgery

Clippers’ Chris Paul has thumb surgery

LOS ANGELES, Aug 21, 2012 (AFP) – Chris Paul, the NBA All-Star point guard who helped the United States win basketball gold at the London Olympics, had successful surgery on his injured right thumb Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers said. Paul tore a ligament in the thumb at a Team USA training camp in Las […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
One dead, small tsunami after 7.6 Philippine quake

One dead, small tsunami after 7.6 Philippine quake

MANILA — A 7.6 earthquake struck off the Philippine coast on Friday, triggering landslides that killed at least one person and a small tsunami that hit the eastern part of the archipelago, authorities said. The quake struck at a depth of 34 kilometres (21 miles) in the Pacific Ocean about 140 kilometres from the Philippines, […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zsa Zsa Padilla triumphs over cancer with grace

Zsa Zsa Padilla triumphs over cancer with grace

By: Joseph Marc A. de Veyra, MSN, RN “I can talk to you in Tagalog, right?” Zsa Zsa Padilla asked me midway through this exclusive interview during the 4th Annual White Party and Fashion Show at Hilton Pasadena on Aug. 25, 2012. She was in Los Angeles to have a cyst surgically removed from her […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
OFWs may soon file claims online for bills abroad – Philhealth

OFWs may soon file claims online for bills abroad – Philhealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Overseas Filipino workers may soon be able to file their claims online so they can be reimbursed for hospital bills incurred abroad. The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) is exploring strategies to provide better service to its OFW members. “We want covered OFWs to receive immediate financial relief in the event they […]

30.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

(Family Features) A new kitten can make the “purr”fect addition to your family and provide companionship for years to come. Regardless of whether you’ve just adopted a kitten for the first time or are a seasoned pet parent, there are plenty of tasks to consider when it comes to cat care. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, […]

30.08.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·
Are You Ready for Ribs?

Are You Ready for Ribs?

Sweet, Spicy, and Smoky Spareribs (Family Features) When it’s time to fire up the grill, go beyond the bun this season with succulent pork ribs. Armed with these juicy tips and a great recipe, you’ll be ready to grill with the best – and that could mean big prizes for you. The Rib Basics Need […]

30.08.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Scientists ID “happy gene” that works in women, but not in men

Scientists ID “happy gene” that works in women, but not in men

(Relaxnews) – Scientists say they’ve discovered a happiness gene that may explain why women tend to be more chipper than their male counterparts. It’s called MAOMA, or monoamine oxidase A, which, surprisingly, has also been related to negative behaviors like alcoholism, aggressiveness and antisocial behavior, says a team of US scientists. But in their study, […]

30.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Regine recalls going through ‘baby blues’

Regine recalls going through ‘baby blues’

Like with many mothers, singer Regine Velasquez also went through a period of depression after giving birth to son Nathaniel James. Velasquez said her post-partum depression was triggered by her difficulty breastfeeding her first child with singer-comedian Ogie Alcasid. “’Yung post-partum talaga, lahat naman [ng nanay] will go through that, iba-iba lang ang trigger,” she […]

30.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Sarah Geronimo to have 2 shows at Pechanga Theater

Sarah Geronimo to have 2 shows at Pechanga Theater

Philippine recording artist and actress Sarah Geronimo will be performing live at the Pechanga Theater on Friday, September 7, 2012 with back-to-back shows at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. She is one of the hottest Philippine celebrities to come to the U.S. to entertain the Filipino community who continues to show her a tremendous amount […]

29.08.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘Justice League’ could promote a lighter version of the Dark Knight

‘Justice League’ could promote a lighter version of the Dark Knight

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros. could use the upcoming blockbuster as a launch pad for a post-Nolan reboot of the Batman saga. According to Batman-on-film.com, the reboot could happen in 2015, around the time when The Justice League will hit theaters. That’s one of the paths being considered by Warner Bros. to put the DC Comics icon into a new, much brighter […]

29.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·

Richard willing to give up showbiz for politics

Actor Richard Gomez said it has really been his dream to serve the people in Ormoc City as he announced plans to join the mayoral race in 2013. “Showbiz will have to take the backseat. You have to make sacrifices when you do other things eh. This time, papasukin ko ang larangan ng pulitika. I’ll […]

29.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Carmina, Zoren to wed this year

Carmina, Zoren to wed this year

SHOWBIZ Inside Report host Carmina Villaroel said over the weekend that she will wed her partner of 14 years, Zoren Legaspi, before end of this year. The two are said to be planning a simple civil wedding with just their close friends and immediate family in attendance. “I do not want a big wedding. We […]

29.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs presents ‘Scientricity’

Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs presents ‘Scientricity’

Ready your gears and get set to be energized! The Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC), the first and largest umbrella science club organization, in its 41st year of unfaltering expertise, proudly presents an electrifying September-long activity that will leave you charged up. With the theme, “SCIENTRICITY: Energizing Science Clubs for Sustainable Energy,” this […]

29.08.2012 · Filled under: Hometown ·
100 Outstanding Filipino Americans in the USA donated  ONE MILLION PESOS to Gawad Kalinga

100 Outstanding Filipino Americans in the USA donated ONE MILLION PESOS to Gawad Kalinga

Most Outstanding Filipino-Americans event was a fundraising project spearheaded by Ms. Darna Umayam for Philippine Children’s Charities Inc. in cooperation with Press Photographers  Philippines-USA, Inc. Tony Olaes, Director of Gawad Kalinga , USA was last Saturday’s, July 28th recipient of One Million Pesos. Gawad Kalinga aka GK is a foundation with a vision of a […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: Hometown, Local News ·