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Diana Ruiz Elzaim, M.D. F.A.A.P

How to Stay Calm and Put Your Child’s Fears at Ease about COVID-19

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By Diana Ruiz Elzaim, M.D. F.A.A.P As a pediatrician and mother of two children, I am certain that during the coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic many...
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What basic information is important to understand COVID-19?

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By: James W. Castillo, M.D. On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019...
Dr. Marissa Gomez-Martinez

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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…

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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...

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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...
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