Dr. Philip S. Chua

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Antibiotic stewardship

At the 103rd Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) last week in San Diego, California, I met several surgeons from the Philippines who flew in to attend congress.  As a Fil-Am surgeon, I always enjoy and … Continue reading

November 02, 2017

Causes of major illnesses

Except for infectious, congenital diseases, and rarer maladies, the most common major illnesses today are caused by four main risk factors, for which I have coined the acronym: TABA, which happens to be the Filipino word for fat, for easy … Continue reading

October 26, 2017

Radiation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

My wife, Farida, and I just returned to Las Vegas from an 11-day Japan Explorer Cruise on the Celebrity Millennium with some colleagues, claimed to be the largest cruise vessel in Asia, at 91,000 tons, 965 ft. long, 105 beam, … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Painful renal calculi

What are renal calculi? Renal calculi (kidney stones) are chemical crystals that form into a hard salt solid structure that looks like and feels like a common stone we find on the streets. They vary in size, shape, and consistency, … Continue reading

October 12, 2017

Herbal warning

For thousands of years, China has been known to be the capital of herbal medicine. Other countries like the Philippines have their own local regional version of treating diseases and health conditions using herbal products. Today, we still hear an … Continue reading

October 05, 2017

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