These are the medical contributions of Dr. Philip Chua. We will be adding to this section as we get them from Brod Philip.

   We thank him for generously sharing these with us.


   As he wrote in his email to then UPBSI Pres. Willie "Tatang" Vergara on 3/01/08:

       "I have attached my health articles for your gorgeous website.  If you could have a sort of an Archive in that section,

        so our Brods and other viewers can use it as a "library" for medical reference in the future..."


Philip S. Chua, UPD'55

"BetanHeart" MD, FACS, FPCS


Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS, Betan UPD '55, Cardiac Surgeon Emeritus in Northwest Indiana and chairman of cardiac surgery from 1997 to 2010 at Cebu Doctors University Hospital, Cebu, Philippines, where he holds the title of Physician Emeritus in Surgery, is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Philippine College of Surgeons, and the Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society. He is the chairman of the Filipino United Network - USA, a 501(c)(3) humanitarian foundation in the United States. His column appears in 10 newspapers (4 in the United States and 3 in the Philippines), and on 8 websites. His health “book of wisdom” - 'Let’s Stop “Killing” Our Children' - available at,, and at may be viewed at His email address is

To read the 2008 PEACE USA Award given to the Chua Family of 11 physicians (in Milestones>Awards/Promotions/Tributes), click here.



                                                    List of Health Articles: (click to download/open)


   1. Are We Getting Enough Sleep?   51. Measles can be serious
 2. You Can Prevent Cancer 52. Pyrosis: Heartburn
   3. Carcinogens in Our Homes 53. Liposuction Deaths Alarming
   4. Diet and Health Myths   54. Attitude Impacts Health, Life
 5. New Stool Test for Cancer 55. Breastfeeding and its magic
   6. The "Filipino Time" Syndrome   56. Food and Arthritis
   7. The Wonders of Folic Acid   57. West Nile Virus Outbreak
   8. Food Ingredient Labeling   58. Weight Gain/Weight Loss Foods
   9. Vaccine for Cervical Cancer    59. The Uninvited Celebrant
  10. Gout: Crystals in the Joints   60. Vitamin E and Stroke 
  11. Red Meat and Cancer   61. Probiotics and health
  12. Sedentary Death Syndrome 62. Smoking damages DNA instantly
13. Ways to Good Health 63. Is Filipino diet healthy?
14. Water "Ionizer" - a Scam? 64. Oral sex and cancers
  15. Why not CT Scan Everyone?   65. Do you have Hep C?
16. Wrinkles: Any Remedy? 66. Food Medicine
  17. Readers' Queries   67. Realities of aging
18. The Wonders of 64-slice CT 68. Red meat and cancer
19. Herbal Warning 69. Self-induced cancer
20. Christmas Ailments   70. Sudden death
  21. Dengue   71. Sanctuary versus Corona
  22. Diabesity: A Massive Epidemic   72. Fighting Covid-19 with C-O-V-I-D
  23. Warning on DHEA   73. Covid-19 Misconceptions
  24. Viagra and Blindness   74. Covid-19 also kills the young
  25. Coconut Oil: Good or Bad?   75. Covid-19: New strain?
  26. Readers' Concerns   76. Covid-19: Myth buster
  27. Health, Coffee & Diabetes   77. CPAP: benefits and risks
  28. Aspirin: Anti-Stroke   78. Covid-19 predictions
  29. News on Breast Cancer   79. Your COVID-19 Queries
  30. Medical News Capsules   80. SPSA Pandemic of Absurdities
31. Health Facts on Cancer 81. COVID-19 scenarios
  32. Cervical Cancer   82. COVID brain damage
  33. Heart Chelation: A Scam   83. Booster shot?
  34. Cholesterol   84. More will die
  35. Colorectal Cancer   85. Shootings and health
  36. Acupuncture - A Sticky Issue   86. Our stealth weapons
  37. Let's Be Health Nuts!   87. Health pearls
  38. Caffeine + alcohol: deadly combo 88. Proud to be Filipino
  39. Carotid Arteries and Stroke    
  40. Angina Pectoris    
  41. Aphrodisiacs    
  42. Female Breast Enlarger     
  43. Ballroom Dancing     
  44. Left Main: A Killer    
  45. Food Preservative Nitrites    
  46. Current Health News    
  47. Pills vs. Surgery for Reflux    
  48. Mammogram Controversy     
  49. Drug Resistant Tuberculosis    
  50. Phlebitis and DVT    





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