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SUCCESS STORY: Dr. Dante Allan Concejero (second from right) illustrates through photo slides how he and doctors from the Center for Liver Diseases of St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City performed the first successful adult liver transplant three weeks ago on Dr. Lulito Sabornido Jr. (inset). Also in photo are (from left) Dr. Ian Homer Cua, Dr. Juliet Gopes-Cervantes and Dr. Wilfredo Polido Jr.  (Photo by Philip Duquiatan)

 

MANILA — A team of St. Luke’s Medical Center has scored a first in local medical history with successful replacement of an adult liver.

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Dr. Gerard Francisco (left) gives a medical update on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during a news conference in Houston, Texas on March 11.  (AP photo/David J. Phillip)

 

HOUSTON — Mass shooting survivor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona faces “a good possibility” of being able to attend and personally witness her astronaut-husband’s space shuttle launch next month from Cape Canaveral in Florida, declared Gifford’s Filipino-American doctor Gerard Francisco.

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Dr. Mariliza LaCap-Tong with a happy patient after treatment.

 

BERGENFIELD, N.J. — Dr. Mariliza LaCap-Tong (a Filipina dentist born in Macabebe, Pampanga and raised and educated in the United States), her husband Dr. Darren Tong and their dental team will provide a day of free preventive and emergency dental care for underprivileged children ages 16 and younger as part of the National Children’s Dental Health Month.

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Filipino nurses in Manila.

 

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) will look into reports that Filipino nurses are paying hospitals to allow them to gain experience in order to work abroad.

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Dr. Josef V. Tuazon, of Jersey City, N.J., checks on a patient who survived Haiti’s deadly earthquake in January.


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Exclusive to the Filipino Reporter

On his first wedding anniversary, Dr. Josef V. Tuazon (DPT, doctor of physical therapy) left his pregnant wife behind and boarded a plane out of the country.

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