The Medical City (TMC) and Maxicare Healthcare Corporation (Maxicare), both recognized leaders in the medical services industry, launched today a first-of-its-kind healthcare plan that will revolutionize the delivery of medical services for TMC patients and Maxicare members. The healthcare plan dubbed “TMC Partner Care” is a project initiated by Maxicare, with TMC as its exclusive […]
He is one doctor who advocates for organ donation from cadavers and from those declared brain-dead. Dr. Franklin B. Guillano, Davao’s top nephrologist, holds the belief that, “being a lifeline is giving everybody a chance to help other people (in need of organ transplantation), even after they die.” “We don’t bring our organs to heaven. […]
Some say that holiday eating in December is a marathon. In colder chimes, there are the office parties, dinners with friends, and family gatherings that surround you with eggnog, candy canes, and apple strudels. In the Philippines, these translate to lechon (roasted pigs), suman, biko, bibingka, fruit juices, and other high-fat, high calorie food. Name it, you […]
Cancer” is a scary word, one of the scariest in the world. According to Roche Pharmaceuticals regional medical leader for oncology Dr. Sivabalan Sivanesan, PhD, who spoke during the Roche forum for Asia-Pacific journalists in Singapore recently, “Over 14 million people were diagnosed with cancer” in 2012. “This equates to more than 38,000” diagnoses “every […]
With an infected toe, Rommel Barro went to see a doctor in one of the largest hospitals in Davao City. He was totally unprepared for what he heard. The doctor told him that his foot had to be amputated. He went home and refused to see any other healthcare provider. As expected, the wound got worse. […]
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