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Dr. Marissa Gomez-Martinez

How do we protect the RGV community from COVID-19?

By Dr. Marissa Gomez-Martinez, DHR Health Edinburg CISD School Based Health Center   There is a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19, including evolving healthcare guidelines,...

What steps can I take to improve my overall kidney health?

Written by: Dr. Mourad M. Alsabbagh There are several things you can do to keep your kidneys as healthy as possible at every stage of...
Dr. Rachel Gelman

How can I improve my vision?

Written by: Dr. Rachel Gelman Let’s start with a healthy lifestyle: Eat right, stay active and get annual physicals and eye exams. Eat real foods...
Dr. Flor Limas

What is the connection between HPV and Cervical Cancer?

Written by: Dr. Flor Limas Prevention and screening are the two most important topics of discussion for Cervical Cancer Awareness. Approximately 14,000 women living in...
Dr. Jose Andres Gonzalez

Is Diabetes mellitus high-risk for amputation?

Written by Dr. Jose Andres Gonzalez Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a high prevalence disease in Rio Grande Valley area. It is associated with lack of...
Dr. Cruz Bernal, M.D.

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: What’s the Difference?

Written By:  Cruz Bernal, M.D. An illness or injury appears at any time during the day, and is always unplanned.  An accidental cut while making...
Dr. Michael Martinez

New Year, New You…

By: Dr. Michael Martinez As a bariatric and metabolic surgeon, I look forward to discussing health goals with the community and my patients, especially at...

Am I at risk for a heart attack and what are some of the...

Written By: Dr. Hector Soto A heart attack is usually caused by the rupture atherosclerotic plaque, or a cholesterol plaque, that has formed in one...