Dr. Philip S. Chua

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Bacteria in ground beef

The all-American fast food, the hamburger, has been killing about 60 people a year in the United States alone. And we are not talking about the cardiovascular death toll (one person dies every 60 seconds in the USA) from heart … Continue reading

July 21, 2011

US First Lady unveils “My Plate”

LAST June 2, US First Lady Michelle Obama introduced My Plate, the new basic food guide to replace the outdated Food Pyramid of 1992. With her in Washington , DC, for the unveiling were Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon … Continue reading

July 14, 2011

Counting calories: A life saver

The lure of food galore during parties and holidays usually weaken our will power a bit and add a few pounds to our weight, except perhaps among those who are watching their diet like a hawk. Discipline and moderation significantly … Continue reading

July 07, 2011

Brain aneurysm

One of the most treacherous and challenging medical conditions is brain aneurysm, especially the leaking or ruptured variety. What is a brain aneurysm? The medical word aneurysm means ballooning out of an artery, causing the affected wall of the artery … Continue reading

June 30, 2011

Dangers of ‘snoring’

What is sleep apnea? Usually associated with snoring, sleep apnea means the cessation of breathing during sleep. This breath-holding initially lasts for 10 seconds and progresses to 20 to 30 seconds, and each episode is immediately followed by gasping for … Continue reading

June 23, 2011

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