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Before your colonoscopy, ask the doctor how scopes were cleaned

After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn't stand on her own. That was on a Friday, and she chalked up her symptoms to lingering effects of anesthesia. On Saturday, the San Marcos, California, woman wondered if she had contracted a killer flu or urinary tract infection. The next day, she couldn't get out of bed. By Monday, it was almost as if her body had been beaten with a baseball bat, she recalls. "It felt like what you imagine dying feels like," says Damare, 53, a retired flight attendant. That night, emergency room doctors diagnosed her with a raging E. coli infection and sepsis, a potentiallylife-threatening complicat...Keep on reading: Before your colonoscopy, ask the doctor how scopes were cleaned.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 24th, 2018Related News

Bert Nievera, the ‘Johnny Mathis of the Philippines,’ sings his swan song

  He has blessed us all with his voice and his ability to make people jump to their feet," singer Martin Nievera said of his recently departed father, Roberto Jose "Bert" Nievera. Bert, the smooth-voiced 1960s balladeer dubbed as the "Johnny Mathis of the Philippines," succumbed to multiple organ failure resulting from sepsis last March 27 at the Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. He was 81. "I will miss him. We all will. As lost and empty as I feel today, I hold on to every memory. I plan to make my father's spirit shine with every song I sing from this day forward," Martin told the Inquirer in an e-mail. Bert was born on Oct. 17, 1936, in Bagu...Keep on reading: Bert Nievera, the ‘Johnny Mathis of the Philippines,’ sings his swan song.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 31st, 2018Related News

Remembering Baguio boy Bert Nievera

BAGUIO CITY – Roberto Jose dela Cruz Nievera died of multiple organ failure caused by sepsis last Tuesday, March 27 at the Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. He was 81.  Although known now as “Martin Nievera’s father,” Bert could very well hold the microphone on his own, known for years ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 30th, 2018Related News