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Chef Carlo Miguel – A Bigger Man

October 15, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

It was a couple of hours away before the restaurant opened. As I ran a bit late, the chef who just guested in Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition and has made a name for himself was already by the bar standing. I came in very anxious and excited at the same time while he talked to the restaurant’s marketing officer. They wrapped up their conversation, and we introduced ourselves to each other. For a moment, there was an awkward silence. I just couldn’t utter a thing when in the back of my head all I could think of was how much he’d changed—very far from the pictures I saw online. It wasn’t just the weight loss. There was something else I could hardly point a finger to. But whatever it was, I liked what I saw and I liked the fact more that I was there to hear his story firsthand.

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Excellence Beyond Imperfection

September 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

At nine years old, he weighed 240 pounds— double the weight of a normal Filipino adult of average height. Growing up as an overweight child, Nino Domo was what some would call a cute kid—all cuddly and huggable with his excess weight. But his story proves that being a cute, fat kid has its downside.

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First Joint Replacement Surgery Group in the Philippines

September 23, 2019 Category :People and Places 2

The first orthopedic joint replacement specialty group, dedicated to doing total joint replacement surgeries in the Philippines, recently opened their main clinic at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Called the Advanced Orthopedics for Joint Replacement, the premiere medical group composed of internationally trained joint reconstruction specialists has the highest combined experience in successful joint replacement surgery in the Philippines. Advanced Orthopedics for Joint Replacement (AOJR) was established to address and offer the best possible care to patients with arthritis and various other joint conditions.

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A Love Affair with Pilates

September 12, 2019 Category :Fitness| People and Places 0

Her name rings a bell in a number of fields—acting, modeling, hosting, even politics. She belongs, after all, to an illustrious political clan and was for a time involved in show business. These twin connections have thrust her into the limelight, something she has reaped immeasurable benefits from.

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Dr. Jorge Garcia: Benchmarking Philippine Healthcare

August 14, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

A young man’s dream of becoming a pilot was set aside to way for his mother’s wish for him to become a doctor. Little did this young man know that this would take him places —further than any pilot could ever reach.

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Elderly Docs & Clinical Practice

August 13, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

In life, they say that with age comes wisdom. And just like with wine, it gets better with age. For love, however, they say that age doesn’t matter. Do the same principles apply with doctors and medical practice?

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Retirement Anxieties for Doctors

August 12, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Upon reaching career twilight, doctors are faced with tough questions: Would they retire and live a scaled down life? Or would they continue to serve in the profession they have so loved until death do them part?

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Dr. Fe Del Mundo: Grand Dame of Philippine Pediatrics

July 14, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

She is the epitome of non ceasing passion, unwavering commitment, unequalled service and unparalleled patriotism. At almost 97, Dr. Fe del Mundo remains the ever-dedicated pediatrician and selfless humanitarian that she has been in the past decades.

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Men: The Stronger Sex?

July 13, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Men and women are created equal. But men and women are different, too. And diabetes has a gender bias—against both sexes. In some aspects, men get the shorter end of the stick; in other aspects, women do.

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It Runs in the Family: The Crossed-Eyed Theory

July 12, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

No. Amorfina Nunez is neither the descendant of Amor Powers nor the apprentice of some primetime “bida”. But, yes, she has diabetes. Her discovery of the condition and her journey with it is as telenovela-ic as her name sounds. And, like a typical telenovela she stands triumphant and ends the scene beaming with pride as she fights the real “kontrabida” called diabetes.

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