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Putting Your Safety First This Holiday Season

By: Jeffrey J. Skubic Season’s greetings from Edinburg, Texas.  While snuggling up to a faux fireplace this holiday season or putting on a holiday sweater...

How do I know if my symptoms are related to a sinus infection or...

By Dr. Melecio Medina, DHR Health Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute It can be difficult to distinguish between the flu and sinusitis as the symptoms...
Dr. Marissa Gomez-Martinez

National Influenza Vaccination Week: What are the signs of the flu and is...

By Dr. Marissa Gomez-Martinez, DHR Health Edinburg CISD School Based Health Center  What are the signs and symptoms of the flu?  The symptoms of...

What can I do to reduce my risk of stroke?

By: R. Alejandro Cruz, MD Neuroscience Institute When we talk about the risk of having a stroke, we divide these risks in modifiable risk factors and...

What is Osteoarthritis and what are the symptoms?

Dr. Carissa Kirk DHR Health Orthopedic Institute Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disease and a major cause of pain and disability in adult...

My Blood Calcium Level is Elevated, What Does That Mean?

By: Samuel K Snyder, M.D., F.A.C.S. Chief of Endocrine Surgery, DHR Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute If this test result has occurred outside the hospital through your...

What is scoliosis?

By: Dr. Jorge Escobedo Scoliosis is a three-dimensional curvature of the spine that occurs most often during or shortly after puberty affecting girls at a...
Dr. Lisa Chapa

Genetic Predisposition to Breast Cancer

By: Dr. Lisa Chapa DHR Health Breast Center of Excellence When I sit down with patients who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, one of...
Dr. Gholam Kiani DHR Health Women’s Hospital

When should I start getting screened for a Mammogram and are they painful?

By: Dr. Gholam Kiani DHR Health Women’s Hospital According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a woman is newly diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes....
Gaudencio Olgin, MD

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and are there treatment options?

By: Gaudencio Olgin, MD Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgeon Robotics Program Medical Director at DHR Health Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men,...