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When should I start screening for Colorectal Cancer?

By: Henry R. Herrera Jr., MD DHR Health Gastroenterology Institute Colon cancer refers to cancer in the large intestine. It is the third most diagnosed cancer...

Edinburg teen who died by suicide inspired family to become organ donors

Andrew Peralez was, as his mom described him, an excellent son, student and friend who often gave back to his community and church.

Migraine expert to lead free seminar in Edinburg on understanding headaches

The American Migraine Foundation’s latest data shows that of the 8.1 billion people in the world at least 148 million suffer from chronic migraines.

How does diabetes affect the heart?

By Carlos Morales, MD, FACC, FSCAI Director of Structural Cardiology at DHR Health Heart Institute Heart disease is common in people with diabetes. Diabetes affects...

DHR Health adds to Valley’s limb salvage efforts in ongoing fight with diabetes

About 5.4% of the population of the Rio Grande Valley have some type of diabetes. That’s around 76,000 out of 1.4 million people, the Valley’s population as of the 2022 U.S. Census. An average of 3 in 5 of them require hospital or ER services, according to Rio Grande Regional Hospital; and research by Johns Hopkins Medicine has previously found that 54% of amputations are as a result of diseases that affect blood flow, like diabetes.

Driscoll’s new hospital aims to prevent kids from needing care outside RGV

Apart from just two specialty surgeries, local patients will no longer have to travel to Corpus Christi for care once the new Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley opens its doors. And that time is coming soon.

Olympics-level doc joins DHR Health-Brownsville

Dr. Daniel Romanelli, a sports medicine and general orthopedic surgeon who has worked at the highest levels of competitive sports and who can perform cutting-edge procedures like Tommy John surgery, has joined DHR Health Brownsville Hospital.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: What are my options for prevention and treatment?

Lyuba Levine, MD DHR Health Women’s Institute for Gynecologic Oncology Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, with an estimated 604,000 new cases...

New Year, Old Problem: My Weight. Can I reach my 2024 health goals?

Dr. R. Armour Forse DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Yes, it is a new year, but there is that old problem, my weight. I have...

DHR Health to begin offering liver transplant services in Valley

DHR Health will begin offering liver transplants within the next month or so and is only pending the hiring of necessary personnel.