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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dealing with Stress from work!!!

Excerpt from CNU Journal (Insights)

How Can You Deal with Job Stress

By maintaining a good physical health and well-being, you can avoid a great deal of stress. Here are a few suggestions to help you maintain your “cool” and avoid positive attitude:

  1. Assess those things that you are incapable of changing. Be proactive. Focus on things that you can do something about.
  2. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Think about all the good things that you do everyday.
  3. Find pleasure in the simple things in your job.
  4. Don’t’ procrastinate. Does your least favorite task first, and then you can enjoy the rest of the day.
  5. Eat nutritious foods.
  6. Get plenty of sleep and rest.
  7. Exercise is one of the best remedies for stress, so participate in some form of exercise regularly.
  8. Don’t let stress build up. Vent your feelings to someone you can trust and slow down.
  9. Take time to relax each day and do something you enjoy.
  10. Doing something nice to someone else or saying something nice to someone else is another simple way to reduce stress.

True enjoyment comes from the ACTIVITY OF THE MIND and exercise of the body: The two are ever united.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Would Earth become another dead planet orbiting the sun?

Excerpt from CNU official publication (Insights)

Global Warming Updates and Fast Facts

National Geographic News

Updated Last June 2007

Global warming or climate change, is a subject that show no sign of cooling down.

Here’s the lowdown o why it’s happening, what’s causing it, and how it might change the planet.

Is It Happening?

Yes. Earth is already showing many signs of worldwide climate change.

  • Average temperature have climbed 1.4 degress Fahrenheit (0.8 degreee Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
  • The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century’s last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.
  • The arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.
  • Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea ice loss.
  • Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting for example, Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910.In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later.
  • Coral reefs, which are highly sensitive to small changes in water temperature, suffered the worst bleaching or die off response to stress ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. Experts expect these sorts of events to increase in frequency and intensity in the next 50 years as sea temperature rise.
  • An upsurge in the amount of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, is also attributed in the part to climate change by some experts.

Are Human Causing It?

  • “Very likely”, the IPCC said in a February 2007 Report. The report based, on the work of some 2,500 scientists in more than 130 countries, concluded that humans have caused all or most of the current planetary warming. Human caused global warming is often called anthropogenic climate change.
  • Industrialization, deforestation, and pollution have greatly increased atmospheric concentrations of water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, all greenhouse gases that help trap heat near Earth’s surface.
  • Humans are pouring carbon dioxide into the atmosphere much faster than plants and oceans can absorb it.
  • These gases persist in the atmosphere for years, meaning that even if such emissions were eliminated today, it would not immediately stop global warming.
  • Some experts point out that natural cycle in Earth’s orbit can alter the planet’s exposure to sunlight, which may explain the current trend. Earth has indeed experienced warming and cooling cycles roughly every hundred thousand years due to these orbital shifts, but such changes have occurred over the span of several centuries. Today’s changes have taken place over the past hundred years or less.
  • Other recent research has suggested that the effects of variations in the sun’s output are negligible as a factor in warming, but other, more complicated solar mechanisms could possibly play a role.

What’s Going to Happen?

  • A follow-up report by the IPCC released in April 2007 warned that global warming could lead to large scale food and water shortages and have catastrophic effects on wildlife.
  • Sea level could rise between 7 and 23 inches (18 to 59 centimeters) by century’s end, the IPCC’s February 2007 report projects. Rises of just 4 inches (10 centimeters) could flood many South Seas islands and swamp large parts of Southeast Asia.
  • Some hundred million people live within 3 feet (1 meter) of mean sea level, and much of the world’s population is concentrated in vulnerable coastal cities. In the U.S., Louisiana and Florida are especially at risk.
  • Glaciers around the world could melt, causing sea levels to rise while creating water shortages in regions dependent on runoff for fresh water.
  • Strong hurricanes, droughts, heat waves, wildfires, and other natural disasters may become commonplace in many parts of the world. The growth deserts may also cause food shortages in many places.
  • More than a million species face extinction from disappearing habitat, changing ecosystems, and acidifying oceans.
  • The ocean’s circulation system, known as the ocean conveyor belt, could be permanently altered, causing a mini ice age experienced in Europe and other rapid changes.
  • At some point in the future,, warming could become uncontrollable by creating a so called positive feedback effect. Rising temperatures could release additional greenhouse gases by unlocking methane in permafrost and undersea deposits, freeing carbon trapped in sea ice, and causing increased evaporation of water.

~ People tend to focus on the here and now. The problem is that, once global warming is something that most people can feel in the course of their daily lives, it will be too late to prevent much larger, potentially catastrophic changes~

-Elizabeth Kolbert-

~ The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences~

-Al Gore-

~ Across the world, in every kind of environment an d region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster~

-Barack Obama-

Dark Chocolates are good for the Heart!!!

Article taken from Heart to Heart Column by Cebu Daily News, August 2008

Chocolate: Cardio – Good ?

In a previous column, we reported that one person in the United States died of heart attack about every 60 seconds. The stat has almost doubled. Recent studies show that in America, one succumbs every 33 seconds to this number 1 killer in America and in many well- developed countries around the world. In the Philippines, the death toll from heart attack is about one every 7 minutes, and one out of ten Filipinos 15 years and older has hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension is common among heart patients and a most frequent cause of stroke. About 80 percent to 85 percent of all primary hypertension are mild enough to be effectively controlled by modification in lifestyle alone, sans drugs.

Scary Statistics

As we alluded to in the past, to put those frightening statistics in their proper perspectives and truly understand the gravity and impact of cardiovascular diseases on all of us, one person in America has already died of CVD the past 33 seconds (2500 will die today), and one individual in the Philippines will succumb to CVD in the next 7 minutes or so (about 216 this day alone). All of those two events will be happening while you reading the column. Alarming and scary, indeed!

Chocolate to the Rescue

Scientists now say that chocolate , especially the dark variety, is good for our cardiovascular system. Health experts claim that this mouthwatering, and practically ‘addictive and decadent” food item improves the circulation and lowers the blood pressure. For centuries, cocoa has been used for mechanical purposes in Europe and the Americas.

The 2006 study of a team of researchers from the University of California-Davis and the University of DusseldorfGermany confirmed that “the compound epicatechin found in cocoa is directly linked to vasodilation and improved circulation and other hallmarks of cardiovascular function.” The flavonol-rich compound causes relaxation of constricted blood vessels (especially the arteries) “mediated by nitric oxide (NO), a key signal released by the inner lining of the Darteries, “same action as Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra in their ability to vasodilate (open up) and fill with blood the veins of the penis, to effect engorgement, as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. The relaxed blood vessels are less prone to clotting and blockage. This effect also leads to reduction in the blood pressure among hypertensives (persons with high blood pressure). in

A separate study in Tufts University and the University of California, San Francisco, confirms the University of California and Dusseldorf findings on vasodilation and added the information that consumption (in moderation) of chocolates did not increase the lipid (cholesterol) level. Review of other studies reveals that “flavanoids from chocolates have an anti-inflammatory effect by controlling the activation of several pro-inflammatory agents in the body. “A University of Buenas Aires scientist Cesar G. Fraga, found that there was a rise in the procyanidins in the blood following ingestion of cocoa based foods, which protected the circulating lipids from the bad oxidation process. Chocolates also have a cardio protective effects on prostacyclins, which work like low-dose aspirins, with their mild anti-coagulation (blood thinner) action, preventing blood clots by reducing platelet clumping, a process that includes blood clot formation. Procyanidin and flavanol in cocoa have significant anti-oxidant (free radical fighting) properties,which protect the heart and the vascular system, by protecting the cell membranes and minimizing the oxidation of the LDL (bad cholesterol, thus slowing down hardening of the arteries. Oxidation in our body is the major cause of aging among human beings and other animals. (This process is akin to the oxidation that transform a brand new car paint into an old-looking, faded, sheen-less, aged appearance, and the metal parts corroded, lusterless, and damaged.) This is why fruits and vegetables, which are loaded with anti-oxidants, are strongly recommended for us to eat at least 3 times a day. Red meats, egg yolks, smoking, lack of exercise (sedentary lifestyle) have the opposite effects, besides their bad fat/ cholesterol elevating properties.

Dark Chocolate, which contains the highest level of cocoa (at least 60 percent), is the one that confers (almost exclusively) the best cardio-protective benefits. The flavanoids are found in cocoa beans but not in milk, cream, sugar, and other additives that make chocolates lighter or whiter. Preferred are the chocolates without “dutching” or alkalanization, because these methods destroy a significant amount of antioxidants in cocoa. Heat also destroys these flavanoids, so chocolates that are cold-pressed are better than those “pressed with heat.”

So together with a healthy lifestyle, and in moderation,one may “sinfully” savor dark chocolate a couple of times a day without guilt and enjoy a happy heart. Make that two hearts, come Valentine’s Day , with or without flowers!

“One person in America dies at DVC every 33 seconds and one person in the Philippines will succumb to CVD every 7 minutes”

BLS, Seminar Training, Portofino Beach Resort, Mactan, Cebu

March 22, 2009 ( Portofino Beach Resort, Mactan Cebu )

A seminar for Basic Life Support, this was held on Portofino Beach Resort, the group is headed by Dr. Robert M. Denopol, medical -in- chief of St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital. The said event was done whole day, the masteral students of Cebu Normal University was required to attend the event. It was the tradition of the school to hold the event after every semester.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Hi!, this is my PET Goldwyne, actually he is my friend, nakakatawa noh! ang mukha niya, but actually he is a nice guy, a cool guy to be with. Sometimes he is so serious, but sometimes also he is the joker of the group. What I can say to him is that he is a very Romantic guy, kung sa atin pa ay napakaginoo ng taong ito. Girls would surely love this guy. He always says to me that beauty is on the eye of the beholder. It is not what you see outside, especially the physical appearance but what is inside the man that's matter. Ano naman yong gwapo kung ang ugali niya ay pangit, bahala na kung hindi siya masyado kagwapohan basta siya ay mabuti at maaasahan na tao. Sabi nga sa kanta ni Andrew E. na may linya na Humanap ka ng pangit at ibigin mo nang tunay. UU!!

My Graduation Day

Here are some pictures of My Commencement Rites

March 14, 2008
This is the day that I was so happy, finally I graduated for College, as Bachelor in Science in Nursing. After four years of hard fought battle inside the classroom, and duty in the hospital. I'm glad that I overcome it all, and the reward of all the hardship is my graduation rites, that I will be receiving my diploma to certify that I have graduated from this four year course. Off course there are lots of people to thanks to, that take part to make it possible for me to do it. Those people are my parents, my sisters dorothy, may, grace, and brother ian. Without them none of this is possible. I like to thanks them for there support and prayers for me.

This is My Country, The Beautiful Philippine Islands

My Country is full of beautiful scenery, tourist usually come here to enjoy and see personally the beauty that lie behind each Islands, the heartwarming Filipinos adds to this uniqueness that attract more tourists to come here. The blooming tourism give a lot of job opportunities to many Filipino families.

The Philippine Scenery to visit;

Come and visit this scenery be part of the growing Tourism industry of this country. Local people and tourists are encourage to come out and venture the vast land of the Philippine Islands. There are lot of things still to be enjoy, lot of things to be discover. God Bless!!!