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I am afraid of getting a colonoscopy, do I really need one?

By: Murthy Badiga, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF DHR Health Gastroenterology Institute Having performed well over 50,000 colonoscopies in my career, I have heard pretty much...

When should I start screening for Colorectal Cancer?

By: Henry R. Herrera Jr., MD DHR Health Gastroenterology Institute Colon cancer refers to cancer in the large intestine. It is the third most diagnosed cancer...

What are the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation?

By Hector Soto, M.D. DHR Health Heart Institute After suffering a heart attack or being diagnosed with heart failure, patients may feel overwhelmed and confused...
Dr. Michael Sander, Orthopedic Surgeon, recently performed the Mid-Valley’s first “Mako” total knee replacement at Knapp Medical Center. The new “Mako” technology enables physicians to conduct precision surgical planning prior to the surgery.

New Orthopedic Robot at Knapp Medical Center Brings Innovative Technology for Mid-Valley Patients

“Mako SmartRobotics” partial and total knee replacements now being performed at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco WESLACO, Jan. 2024 - Mid-Valley patients are now benefitting...

Heart Failure: What is it and what can we do about it?

Neeti G. Reddy, MD, FACC Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology DHR Health Heart Institute Heart failure happens when the heart muscle starts failing and...

How does diabetes affect the heart?

By Carlos Morales, MD, FACC, FSCAI Director of Structural Cardiology at DHR Health Heart Institute Heart disease is common in people with diabetes. Diabetes affects...

The Effects of High Cholesterol on the Heart

By: Dr. Christian Avalos DHR Health Heart Institute High cholesterol is a condition in which there are too many lipids (fats) in your blood (also called...

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Disease?

Dr. Mohammed W. Jeraq DHR Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, just below the Adam’s...

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: What are my options for prevention and treatment?

Lyuba Levine, MD DHR Health Women’s Institute for Gynecologic Oncology Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, with an estimated 604,000 new cases...

New Year, Old Problem: My Weight. Can I reach my 2024 health goals?

Dr. R. Armour Forse DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Yes, it is a new year, but there is that old problem, my weight. I have...