Update: Monitor reporter down 10 pounds

It’s taken me a month to lose 10 pounds, and I don’t know how to feel about that. I feel like crying and celebrating,...

Reporter begins 90-day health journey

“In 90 days, I can change anyone.” Those words rang a bell in my head and led to this periodical series examining myself and obesity...

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...

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...

After setback, health journey back on track

Monday marked two weeks since my last workout after a rough two weeks.Shortly after weighing myself earlier this month, my mother suffered a mild...

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...

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...

Monitor reporter confronts ‘tumultuous relationship with food’

It’s Day 10. The cold temperatures are not going to stop me from working out. Yes, despite the less-than-ideal outdoor conditions, I’m still at it. It’s...

#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...

#healthyrgv: Words of wisdom from Dr. Pepper

I’ve received more emails writing this column than for anything else I’ve written for The Monitor. Some email to share their stories, advice or...