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A rejoinder on cost-effectiveness of kidney and liver transplantation

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Last week, we discussed the cost-effectiveness of kidney transplantation, which has been shown by various scientifically designed economic studies to be well worth the money spent on the surgery for patients with end-stage kidney problems.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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 »

A salty advice

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Dr. Tony Leachon, the current president of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), recently e-mailed me an article-commentary on the unfavorable effects of a high salt diet. The PCP, which is composed of around 6,000 specialists in internal medicine practicing all around the country, is actively involved in a healthy-lifestyle advocacy to help prevent common medical problems.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Tempering the Ebola phobia

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Health Secretary Ike Ona has declared recently that the country is still free from Ebola viral disease (EVD), the dreaded disease which has breached the borders of West Africa and is now threatening the whole world.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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