UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Looks like the economic prospects for 2023 are not good. It’s not going to get any better, what with the continuing Ukraine war, rampant inflation, and the threat of new Covid variants arising in China. I’m not an economist, so I have no financial advice to give people. I do believe that health is wealth. Some may scoff at this notion, but just try landing in the hospital with a serious health issue. It will set you back several hundred thousands, if not millions of pesos and land you in the poorhouse.
As a doctor, I adhere to the maxim, “Physician, heal thyself,” and try to be a role model for other people. Practicing what you preach is something not many doctors do. I can recall a cardiologist (sometime in the ‘80s), seeing patients in his clinic while he was chain-smoking non-stop. He ended up dying of lung cancer. I also see a lot of overweight, pot-bellied doctors in many hospitals. Some have succumbed to lifestyle diseases like strokes and heart attacks.
Not all of us are blessed with good genes for health and longevity, but we can all be aware of ce