Health Center seeks to curb rise in diabetes

HARLINGEN — It was such an eye opener. Although Mary Menegay has had to manage her diabetes for years, she gained a great deal of...

Air ambulance takes flight again in Hidalgo County

EDINBURG — A rotor ambulance navigated by GPS and boasting a speed of about 140 miles per hour will again provide air supported emergency...

New vegan restaurant in McAllen an extension of holistic health

About 10 years ago, internist Dr. Dona Cooper realized she could do more for her patients. Those suffering from diabetes, elevated cholesterol or heart disease...

The connection between diabetes and schizophrenia

BY FRANCISCO FERNANDEZ AND DIANA F. RAMIREZ The Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association and The Monitor unite to provide education to the public about the...

An e-book you can work out to

A few months ago David Norec read his book on the importance of exercise and eating healthy to students at Perez Elementary in Mission,...

Diabetes can quickly lead to kidney disease

SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR So you are a 35-year-old male, married with two kids, and working hard every day to pay the bills and secure...

Who would have thought it in 1982? Surgery is a treatment for type 2...

BY MARIO del PINO and DIANA F. RAMIREZDoctors were not expecting that gastric bypass could eradicate diabetes in some patients. In 1982 — the...

#healthyrgv: Continue health journey despite hiccups

When I started writing this series in July, I described myself as a “31-year-old overweight, out-of-shape reporter” who doesn’t exercise enough, doesn’t prioritize hydration...

How to control, prevent diabetes during pregnancy

BY DR. HAZEM KANAAN and DIANA F. RAMIREZTeenage obesity and diabetes are becoming an epidemic, especially among Hispanics. During the days of famine and...

How to control, prevent diabetes during pregnancy

BY DR. HAZEM KANAAN and DIANA F. RAMIREZTeenage obesity and diabetes are becoming an epidemic, especially among Hispanics. During the days of famine and...