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Organ transplant even for the poor

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C. S., A 56-year-old ordinary office employee, was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension 12 years ago. At the time of diagnosis, he was already told that his kidneys were starting to fail most likely due to his previously uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

New hope for heart failure patients

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Managing patients with heart failure can be one of the most humbling challenges for doctors. The quality of life of these patients is significantly hampered and they’re not able to do the things they’d like to do, or must do because of easy fatigability or shortness of breath.

Posted: September 13th, 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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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 »

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