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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 »

Another way to visualize a stormy day

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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.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Senator Miriam and lung cancer

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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?”

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Decipher the heart code: 5-2-1-0-0

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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.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Making sense of changing treatment approaches

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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.”

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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