An account of trying to find doctors for various ailments:, including macular degeneration, diverticulitis, sleep deprivation, osteoarthritis, and itchy scalp. And a bit on cultural differences.
This is an interview with a graduate of a 12-step program who has worked in a 12-step rehab and a therapeutic community. He is now beginning a career in social work in addition to 12-step work.
What happened when a dedicated teacher became seriously ill from Chinese air pollution.
This is the story of an Australian man and his wife, a Japanese pediatrician, who spent five years in Uganda at the Kiwoko Hospital.
In this interview Ruth compares the health care she received as a pregnant woman and new mother in Japan with the experience of her friends in Australia.
This is the second half of an interview with a patient who had surgery to remove a large carcinoma from his back in Medical City in the Philippines. We discuss his aftercare by the surgeon, his war with Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO Blue in the US, and medical tourism.
This is an interview with a man who interrupted his Asian vacation to have a basal cell carcinoma removed in the Philippines. He attempted to have the surgery covered by his Blue Cross Blue Shield and now has something to say about the great healthcare debate.
In 2009, an alternative health care technique called BodyTalk was brought to the Philippines to help communities that were suffering from illnesses caused by toxins and hazardous waste left by the US military. In this 2012 interview I talk with a long-time practitioner of acupuncture and Filipino therapeutic massage who now does only BodyTalk. Here he describes BodyTalk Access, a simpler version of the practice.
This interview with Filipina journalist Ana Santos focuses on her interest in preventing unintended pregnancies and the spread of HIV-AIDS in the Philippines.
This is a re-post satirizing arguments put forward against the Filipino Reproductive Health Bill, now being hotly debated.