By Cathy Yamsuan
Dream bigger. There are no limitations. The Filipino’s time has come. Forty-something José Maria “Joey” Brias Manahan was 10 years old when his mother Maite brought him with her to California, uprooting him from that tight-knit clan of interesting personalities living in Forbes Park.
It’s the ultimate accolade for a young professional. But for the Makati Medical Center’s Dr. Karl Michael Reyes who was recognized in December 2013 with The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award for his contribution in medicine, particularly congenital heart disease, helping patients in need is reward enough.
By Conchitina Sevilla Bernardo
Pain is no stranger. We all have experienced it in some form or another, as it has varied expressions— physical, perhaps the most benign, because at some point there will be bodily healing; emotional, the most humbling, because there is always a lesson to be learned, followed by healing; and chronic, the most crippling, because it is persistent and searing, and usually, there is no healing.
Cancer care has evolved into a complex and highly specialized area of medicine, and as one of the health institution’s centers of excellence, MakatiMed’s Cancer Center has kept up with the latest and newest advancements in oncology. More than its team of skilled professionals—from oncologists to nurses—it’s also known for its multidisciplinary approach to cancer care.
By Alex Y. Vergara
, Raoul J. Chee Kee
Based in Edenkoben, Germany, this clinic for “holistic” medicine offers patients fresh-cell therapy that supposedly aids in the body’s regeneration. The clinic has been in business since 1961, and its founder, Dr. A. Gali, was a distinguished student of Dr. Paul Niehans, the acknowledged father of fresh-cell therapy.
By Joy Rojas
Stem cell therapy is now being offered at Makati Medical Center (MMC) as potential cure for a wide range of illnesses, from various types of cancer and heart ailments to incurable diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.