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Men now at higher risk for suicide

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It can be quite a challenge understanding the various risk factors triggering suicide in men. The risk factors are complex, but what’s important to realize is that they can be effectively addressed or treated, which can go a long way in preventing suicide among men.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Men now at higher risk for suicide

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Two weeks ago, just when I was about to go to the airport for a meeting abroad, a 48-year-old patient, whose heart problem I’ve been attending to for more than 10 years now, called me up on my mobile phone.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

The looming HIV pandemic

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Spread of the human immune deficiency (HIV) virus may not be reaching critical proportions yet, but the rate of spread in the Philippines is such that if the trend continues, there’ll come a time in the foreseeable future when it may have to be declared an epidemic.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Uric acid—our body’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Time and again, we’ve discussed in this column not too well recognized risk factors that can contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and might even lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Our mouth—the window to our body

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Regarding our column last week on the connection between oral hygiene and cardiovascular health, Marita Santos of San Pedro, Laguna, shares that her uncle died from a heart attack at the age of 45. He had bad teeth and gums due to heavy smoking consuming two packs per day; and looking back, she thinks that his dental caries and gum problems might have triggered his heart attack.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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