Health

Health & Wealth: Peninsula Toastmasters meeting for good health and longevity

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, I’ve missed attending the meetings of the Peninsula Toastmasters. Last week, Denise Singh, DTM, active officer of the Peninsula Toastmasters encouraged and reminded me to rejoin the meetings of the club every 2nd and 4th…

Health & Wealth (Art Gabot Madlaing): Rediscovering Crocker-Amazon Park in San Francisco

For more than seven years, I stopped visiting and walking alone inside the Crocker-Amazon Park located just four blocks away from our home in San Francisco, California.   This happened when my 100-year-old client (the late Mr. Alonzo) was harmed…

Health@Heart (Philip S. Chua): Where is my America?

In 1936 when I was born, my parents knew I was a boy and that I was a he, for people then had common sense and accepted natural order. Today, there is a debate about he and she, him and…

Ombudsman files graft raps vs. ex-DOH chief Garin, 4 others over Dengvaxia

By Jennifer T. Santos QUEZON CITY –The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft and malversation charges against former Department of Health Secretary now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin and four other DOH officials over the supposed unauthorized purchase of anti-Dengue vaccines…

California awards $8 million to enhance security for reproductive health facilities

By Claire Morales True SACRAMENTO – In keeping with the commitment to protect reproductive rights of patients and providers throughout California, Governor Gavin Newsom  announced nearly $8 million in grants being awarded to bolster physical and data security at 21 facilities…

PHL daily average of Covid-19 cases up; 600 daily cases seen until June

By Jennifer T. Santos MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases increased by 42 percent from April 24 to 30. In its case bulletin, the Department of Health recorded 637 daily infections, which is…

Review of California MediCal enrollees’ eligibility under way

SAN FRANCISCO – MediCal enrollees in California are strongly encouraged to update their information to keep their status as the state reviews eligibility for the first time since the Covid 19 pandemic. The advisory is being widely disseminated urgently as…

DR PHILIP CHUA: Avoid dying early!

In 2005, a 128-page report from the World Health Organization in Geneva stated that “nearly 400 million people will die from heart diseases, diabetes and other chronic ailments over the next 10 years, but many of those deaths can be…