My name is Virgil and I was diagnosed with mesothelioma. I tell my story about my personal struggle with this disease and how I came to have it because I want to help others. If just one person hears my story and avoids getting sick by heeding my warnings, then it has been worth it… Read More A Personal Struggle with Mesothelioma
Flicker How much do you drink each week? I asked a few friends recently, and not one of them even knew. It wasn’t a lot – but that isn’t the point. Unless you are keeping tabs on your alcohol intake each week, it can quickly turn into a serious issue. One glass of wine becomes… Read More Drinking Too Much? Watch Out For These Common Problems
I got an email request from Heather Von St. James about spreading awareness on a rare type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos: Mesothelioma. Upon getting more information about this rare cancer and the fact that Ms. James herself is a rare Mesothelioma cancer survivor, I didn’t hesitate to write this blog post. There is… Read More Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Spreading Awareness, Spreading Care
I have long wanted to write about Second-born’s “positive dental experience” (words borrowed from Lifesmile) but I only got to get a decent photo recently – read: without Secondborn’s photo:-). Lifesmiles Dental Care has two uber beautiful dentists, Dr. Pamela Ng-Yoo and Dr. Natalia Sanson. I got to know about the clinic because Pam –… Read More Second-born’s Positive Dental Experience
So, what is VUR? VUR stands for vesicoureteral reflux – this is a pediatric condition that allows urine to flow backwards – from the bladder to the kidneys – through one or both of the connecting tubes (ureters). I have never heard of VUR before nor have known of any child diagnosed with this condition… Read More Learning about VUR
If there’s one thing I have learned from the health forums I visited recently, it is this: balance your trust on your doctor with your mother’s instinct. A baby or a toddler who has recurring fever may be diagnosed with pharyngitis or throat infection. Doctors always say not to worry as pharyngitis is common to babies… Read More Does your baby/toddler have recurring fever?
Last week, I just had to see a doctor with whom I can comfortably discuss my son’s throat infection. Hubby was able to set an appointment with the Pediatric Doctor from the International Health Care Center of Severance Hospital last Friday. The International Health Care Center runs on an appointment system and if you want… Read More International Health Care Center of Severance Hospital