Kidney stones

By Tedler D. Depaynos, MD It was just after midnight when the 34 years old female patient from La Trinidad was brought to the ER because of severe abdominal pain. After a brief work-up, the diagnosis of a stone in the right kidney was confirmed. It reminded us of a similar case we encountered 2 months earlier. Both were with […]

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Baguio a few days ago

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas It was a bright summer day when I went out five days ago. I was in town just before 8:00 a.m. As usual I was stopped at the checkpoint along Marcos Highway, the main entry from Metro Manila as Kennon Road is closed. The policemen there were courteous and let me go once I identified […]

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Psychological challenges in a quarantine period

By Anthony A. Araos There are psychological challenges faced after a decision has been reached on where to stay during this so-called “community quarantine” period. Be it in Quezon City or Pasay City in Metro Manila (where the “community quarantine” was initially enforced) or in Gerona, Tarlac, Mangaldan, Pangasinan, Baguio City or Tinoc, Ifugao and many other towns and cities […]

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Gastric fullness

By Tedler D. Depaynos, MD The 74 years old male patient lives near a dam where their main livelihood is raising fish called “tilapia”. For the past few months, he has been experiencing “hyperacidity” after eating as described by his daughter. She bought him “Maalox” from time to time when she goes to the city to sell some of their […]

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Fear factor & inayan

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD We are on lockdown, globally. It took an invisible thing to control the world- covid-19. But, actually, what controlled us and what is controlling us is FEAR. Fear is an emotion, a powerful one, meant for our survival. In general, it is a feeling of threat to our lives, to our health or to our […]

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Toxic goiter

By Tedler D. Depaynos, MD The low profile middle aged lawyer was becoming frustrated when he can no longer control his “withdrawal symptoms” with the “shots” he takes every morning especially when he appears in court. Actually he started experiencing his uncontrollable tremors which usually appear in the morning when he had greatly reduced his Fundador intake. He tried doubling […]

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