Health Seminar benefits employees

    An occupational and health seminar was held at the NOCECO main headquarters in Naga, Kabankalan City recently. The seminar attended by 33 employees was conducted by the physical therapy department of the Riverside College as part of their community-based rehabilitation program.
    The topics taken up were back pain, stroke, fracture, and anthritis. The speakers were Ferdinand Uy, Salvador Tia jr., Mark Galon and Denver Brizuela, physical therapy students of the Riverside College led by their instructor Carlito Gonzaga. The participants learned some exercises and tips to avoid and alleviate back pain.
    They were also familiarized with the different fractures, how to handle them and recognize the signs and symptoms of anthritis. The risk factors leading to a stroke such as cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, high cholesterol level, hypertension, sedentary lifestyle and age were also discussed during the seminar.
           Gonzaga also explained the SMADS, a common case in the Philippines. He said SMADS is an acronym for Sudden, Male, Asian, Death, Syndrome popularly known as 'bangungot' the SMADS is common among males in Asian countries but rarely occurs in other countries.
            The health seminar is a must to NOCECO employees who need to be healthy to be effective in their work.
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