This week, I was traveling in China and got very ill. Now, as much as I traipse around the world, I occasionally still pick up a minor bug here or there. Travel is stressful, and you are in unfamiliar cities, not speaking the language, strange foods, and so on. This was not the first time […]
Health and Healthcare in the Philippines
Obviously, for any population that is aging, health and healthcare are a major concern.
I, myself, have experienced a number of health issues over my years of living in the Philippines. You can read about my journey on my other blog called 430 to Fit.
Many expats think that the healthcare available in the Philippines is substandard, but that is not my experience. If you take the time to look for the right hospitals (not always the most expensive hospitals) you can get excellent health care in the Philippines.
Read the archives below to learn more about health and healthcare in the Philippines.
Remember a few months ago when I told you about the problem I was having with my right wrist? I thought originally that I had carpal tunnel syndrome, but it turned out to be “calcification” in my wrist joint. Over the past months, I have come to learn more about what that means, and in […]
Last night, while I was sleeping, I got a text from a friend. I won’t name this person, but he is a regular visitor to the Philippines, and generally spends a few months here whenever he comes. I guess he has only been here about 3 times or so, but since he stays for quite […]
A few columns back, I wrote about fine dining at a new restaurant discovery here in Davao. In the comments, one reader told about how he avoided a lot of foods and drinks on his recent trip to the Philippines (his first time here), fearing that he might have stomach problems from the food. It’s […]
Recently, I have been spending a lot of time in the Dentist’s chair! Having work done on my teeth is something that I have never liked, since I was a kid. Because of the fact that I did not really care for it, I kind of let me teeth go, and did not keep them […]
Last week, I was watching ANC (the ABS-CBN News Channel) on TV. The show was “Crossroads” with Tony Velasquez. Crossroads is a weekly news show that goes in depth and talks to guests about topics in the news. Something similar to what you might see on Sunday Morning TV in the United States. Crossroads airs […]