Health

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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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By now, even the tobacco companies agree: Smoking is bad for your health very bad. Cigarettes are the most hazardous, but cigars, pipes and smokeless tobacco also contribute to tobacco’s terrible toll. And second-hand smoke is an important cause of death and disability in people who never light up.

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