Archive for Category: "Q & As"

New!!! Official Maternity Package at Asian Hospital

New Maternity Package! By 2017, patients may avail of Standard Maternity Bundles at Asian Hospital. This bundle includes only UNCOMPLICATED vaginal or cesarean deliveries. Additional use of services, medications, laboratory tests and professional fees will be added to the total bill.   Total bundle (hospital bill and physician fees): Vaginal delivery (under epidural anesthesia) P106,500.00 Cesarean […]

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Why your love for rice is an addiction

There is a controversial new topic with regards to health. It is called food addiction. Research from the Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts suggests that eating foods with simple carbohydrates like white rice, white bread and refined sugar increases hunger and stimulates parts of the brain to make you want to eat even more carbs. […]

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The Search for Cancer May Lead to Even More Cancer

The U.S. National Cancer Institute is supporting an ongoing study to check if the diagnostic examinations conducted on patients lead to an increased exposure to radiation. The problem is, due to the doctors’ desire to catch cancer early, patients are exposed to higher doses of radiation at a younger age and at more frequent intervals. […]

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Free Workshop on Photography and Pregnancy

Event Details What:                        Xpert Workshop: A Beautiful Journey for Expecting Parents Mommy- and/or daddy-to-be discover how they can work together and get ready for a healthy pregnancy and document magical moments in their journey to parenthood. When:                       March 16, Saturday, 9AM – 4PM Where:                     SGV Hall, AIM Conference Center Manila Speakers: […]

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Don’t throw away expired medicines!

Medicines are still effective even after expiration. Cough, fever, headache, toothache, muscle pain, asthma attack… These are common conditions that occur in the household. Having emergency medications at hand will save a lot of time and stress especially if the illness strikes in the dead of the night. Very often we review the contents of […]

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What is the Best Prenatal Vitamin?

When a woman gets pregnant, there is a corresponding increase in nutritional requirements from total calories to protein and fat intake to vitamins. From a baseline of 2,000 calories a day, she needs additional 300 calories to sustain the growing baby inside. The total intake should be divided into protein 20%, fat 30% and carbohydrate 50%. […]

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Pneumonia and Dolphy

The other night as I was watching the evening news, I heard a teary-eyed famous actor explain how his even more famous celebrity father was battling his 11th bout of pneumonia.   As a doctor, the first question I throw at the screen is…Was he vaccinated against pneumonia? Pneumonia is the leading infectious disease killer […]

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Pap Smear: When Less is Best

Less is best? Less pap smears, less breast exams, etc. When was your last annual check up with your gynecologist? A lot of things have changed since you last saw your doctor. 1. Self Breast Examination (SBE) not effective in decreasing number of deaths from breast cancer. Physicians used to advise women to do a […]

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J.N. a 48 year old with myoma wants to be a mommy again

Good day po doc,am a mother of three ,and already  48yrs.old ,my youngest daughter is 15 yrs.old! my live in partner wants to have a baby ,regular pa naman ang menstruation ko,my problem is ,five yrs pa may myoma ako,and anemic din po ako,i regularly takes medicine ,yun po supplements lang w/iron and my doctor […]

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Q&A: Mga Nagtanong Kay Doc

Dear Readers, comments have been closed in this article.  For your questions, please visit Ask Filipina M.D. instead.   I have decided to publish some of the emails I have received in case the senders have not been able to read my replies. Sometimes my replies are sent back to my mailbox because the email […]

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