By Rafael Castillo M.D.
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.
, Rafael Castillo
We were once again battered by a strong storm this week. A long-time patient of ours accompanied her brother who developed chest pains at the height of the storm and was worried that he might be developing a heart attack.
By Rafael Castillo
It’s never an easy question for a doctor to answer when his/her cancer patient asks: “How long more do I expect to live?”
By Rafael Castillo MD
The Philippine Heart Association (PHA), the 1,500-strong association of all heart specialists in the country, is now 62 years old. It’s undoubtedly one of the oldest medical organizations in the country.
, Rafael R. Castillo
The practice of Medicine is truly a humbling experience. And it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been practicing. That’s why sometimes, when friends or relatives whom I haven’t seen for a long time ask me if I’m still practicing, I would answer in jest, “Yes, I’m still practicing because I can’t seem to master it.”