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Grace Carole Beltran, MD
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Stem cell therapy – hype or hope?
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Human stem cells can change one’s quality of life, improve overall health and rejuvenate the body. Ever since I was introduced to stem cells, my excitement has been growing more intense.
Your skin color may reveal A hidden health problem
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - November 5, 2019 - 12:00am
It took a skin-color alteration for Elaine to finally wake up. Her flawless white skin turned into monstrous black ogre form, enhanced with fiery red eyes.
Close encounters of the first kind
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
I cannot help but compare director Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind to treating a case for the first time and wondering what it really is, where it came from, how did it appear and why...
Scar wars
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - December 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Perfect skin is defined as a seamless organ, like fine cloth.
Wanted: Perfect Face
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Okay, let’s face it. When we meet someone for the first time, our first impression has to do with looks, right? Only later do things such as character, reputation, brains, and disposition start to take...
How to delay facial aging
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Aging, in almost all societies, is seen as something that one would not want to acquire, even though it’s a natural part of life.
When fungi mess with your skin
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - August 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
The classic answer to the question what keeps one healthy is a mixture of nature (your personal DNA or genes) and nurture (your experiences within your environment and how you take care of your body).
Brgy election giatangan sa SONA
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - July 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Nanghinaut ang Commission on Elections nga maapil nga hisgutan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte sa iyang State of the Nation Address ang kabahin sa Barangay ug Sangguniang Kabataan elections karong tuiga.
Have you had hives?
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - July 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hives or wheals (pantal pantal) are a fairly common occurence.
Rx For Scaly Skin
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - July 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Marty, a 22-year-old fresh engineering graduate, visited my clinic together with his mom.  He said he had a skin problem for almost five years and had been to several dermatologists, but to his dismay, no particular...
Choosing the right cleansers for your skin
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - June 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Male or female, young or old, showering and bathing are all part of one’s daily routine.
Is a 13-year-old too young for skincare treatments?
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Here’s a letter we received recently: “I am an avid reader of The Philippine STAR and was so glad to stumble upon your column ‘Under Your Skin’  I decided to personally write to you regarding...
6 quick fab fixes for the holidays
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - December 20, 2016 - 12:00am
We’re days away from the most wonderful day of the year! 
That red, scaly spot on your head could be lupus
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - December 6, 2016 - 12:00am
Abigail is a newly diagnosed case of lupus, just about five weeks. She’s had the lupus rashes for three years now, but at the outset, she had no idea that the rash had something to do with lupus. 
When your hormone becomes a problem
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - October 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Mrs. Diaz was consulting for acne for Aliyah, her 27-year-old daughter.  Aliyah, a bright young woman, is very athletic, according to her mom.
Be wary of lesions on your skin
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - September 20, 2016 - 12:00am
I was barely seven years old when The Sound of Music was released and took the world by storm, earning five Oscars. 
Why you should never lie to your doctor
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - August 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Patients lying — from half-truths and deceptions to bold, blatant lies— is surprisingly common and can be hard to detect in today’s harried medical practices.
An unusual case of recurrent infection and eczema
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - August 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Case 1:  TD, a weeks-old boy, was referred to me.  He had a vesicular (butlig na may tubig) lesion and episodes of bloody stool.
Menopause can cause a lot of skin problems
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - July 19, 2016 - 12:00am
At 20, Melanie saw her mom go through menopause.  She often noticed her mom Miriam gazing at the mirror and musing over her once-beautiful, youthful-looking skin.
The bald and the beautiful
by Grace Carole Beltran, MD - July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
I have had my share of easy and difficult cases of balding problems and so far, I can only remember two cases of treatment failure.
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