Editorials

Nov. 19, 2010


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By PHILIP S. CHUA, M.D., FACS, FPCS

What is myalgia?

Myalgia means muscle aches and pains. There is a condition called Fibromyalgia, which is a disorder that causes achy pain, tenderness, spasm and stiffness of the muscle, areas of the tendons and ligaments. These tender points are common around the neck and shoulders, in the front of the knees, elbow, hip joints, chest, low back, thighs and calf (lower leg) muscles.

Nov. 19, 2010

IN the 2010 Philippine national elections, close to 8,000 dual citizens registered in the New York consulate alone to vote for president, vice president and members of Congress.

But of the 8,000 registered voters only 2,930, or 30 percent, actually voted.

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By MEG SIBAL, M.D.

FOR most individuals, the holiday season serves a hefty helping of stress right along with the turkey and eggnog which can negatively affect one’s health, but finding ways to relax can help one cope with the increased demands and high expectations associated with the season and reduce an individual’s risk for stress-related problems, such as depression, high blood pressure, muscle tension, poor sleep or headaches, according to the November 2010 issue of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mind, Mood  & Memory.

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By ANTONIO C. CAMPO

ON the front page of the Filipino Reporter’s Nov. 5-11, 2010 issue appeared a news item captioned “Pacquiao stumps for Reid.

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By MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG

THE city has signed a contract with Thor Equities to acquire 6.9-acres in Coney Island for $95.6 million, which will allow the city to expand, enhance and make permanent Coney Island’s historic amusement district.

 

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