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Christopher Cirino

I am a board certified physician trained in infectious diseases and internal medicine. This site will feature health issues as they relate to infectious diseases, behavior and finding wellness.

What is Leptospirosis? Why is it on the Incline in Philippines?

From January to June of 2021, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported a spike in leptospirosis cases compared to the same time in 2020 (589 compared to 520)

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Exploring the Neuroscience of Altruism

Pay it forward for your optimal health and for the benefit of the community’s health!

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Behavior Change: Leaving My Job is a Reminder that It is Always Radical

Behavior change is nothing less than a radical change.

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Water is life-giving. Why Water Access is a Threatened Human Right

Access to safe water is a basic human right, and it must be vigorously defended.

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Collaboration is Critical: Why it is Needed in Patient Care

Collaborative Patient Care: Setting a Path to Success Introduction to Collaboration Patient care has become increasingly complex because of increased diagnostic, medical, and treatment options. Start with the fact the US population, as well as other developed countries, is aging. Once 1 in 10 persons in the 1980s, […]

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Wake up to Insomnia: A Guide to Stop Sleep Disorders

by Lina Hamid and Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH, Editor Having trouble getting to sleep? You are not alone. In the United States, 50-70 million people reported sleep problems. How can we better understand insomnia? What treatments are available? This article will provide readers with information regarding insomnia […]

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Microbes in Health and Disease

Introduction to the YHF Microbe Section This section will provide more specific information on bacteria, yeast, fungi, and protozoa. Dr. Cirino will include cases reports, photos, and articles. Have a look around from the menu bar – just look for the world with a mask icon for the […]

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How the Environment is Critical to Your Health

A plant reflects the quality of its environment in the way that it grows, the amount and condition of flowers that blossom from it, and the fruit that it bears.

Helicobacter pylori: A Close-up Into Its Discovery and Disease

I am a microbiologist at heart. As an undergraduate, I chose microbiology as my major and focused in this area for research and coursework. It was a natural flow to become specialized in infectious diseases as a physician and my career path in public health. The article tells […]

Applying Fractals to Determine the Structure of Optimal Health

“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different level of complexity.” Benoit Mandelbrot on fractal geometry What follows is a […]

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