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Goodbye 2020, Hello to a Healthier You …

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By: Dr. Michael Martinez, DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute As a bariatric and metabolic surgeon, I make it an everyday habit to discuss health...

Putting Your Safety First This Holiday Season

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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...

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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...

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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...
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What is scoliosis?

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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

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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?

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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....