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Rio Grande Regional Hospital provides stroke information you need to know!

Contributed by Rio Grande Regional Hospital Every 40 seconds, someone suffers from a stroke. Stroke is the most common cause of disability in the...

Valley Regional promotes heart health: How working too much affects your heart

Contributed by Valley Regional Medical Center, an HCA Affiliated Hospital If you’re regularly clocking a 60 hour work week, it may feel stressful. But the...

What is a stroke and why is time important?

By: Patricia M. Fernandez, MD. MBA Neurointerventional Radiology DHR Health Neuroscience Institute Stroke due to lack of adequate blood supply to the brain is a serious medical...

Mental Health Awareness Month: What is Mental Health?

By: Jose E. Igoa, MD, Medical Director, DHR Health Behavioral Hospital Mental health defines a person’s condition based on their emotional, psychological, and social well-being,...

My family member had a stroke, what options do we have for rehab?

By:  Nathan Dunn, PT, DPT, DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital As the leading cause of long-term disability in the US, stroke continues to pose major difficulties...

What is Multiple Sclerosis and what are the symptoms?

R. Alejandro Cruz, MD DHR Health Neuroscience Institute Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the second most common cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young adults....

I have abdominal pain and cramping, could I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Carlos J. Cardenas MD at DHR Health Gastroenterology Institute Irritable Bowel Syndrome also known as IBS is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract; your...

Colorectal Cancer or Something Else? How to Tell

By: Dr. S. Murthy Badiga, DHR Health Gastroenterology Colorectal cancer can mimic a lot of other common, but, less serious GI (gastrointestinal) disorders such as...

What is Gynecological Robotic Surgery and am I a good candidate?

By: Dr. Rene Luna, Medical Director, DHR Health Women’s Hospital Institute for Robotic Surgery Women who suffer from heavy periods, large cysts in their ovaries,...

How do I know if I have arthritis, a sprain, or a fracture?

By: Dr. Patrick Sander, DHR Health Orthopedic Institute Arthritis, sprains, and broken bones all have one thing in common. They each cause pain.  It would...