The treatment of diabetes through improved quality of sleep

BY NOEL LOPEZ M.D. and DIANA F. RAMIREZMany of my patients are surprised when I prescribe better sleep to treat diabetes. It is an...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

Nurse opens health-conscious nopalito food truck in McAllen

The McAllen Food Truck Park is home to numerous vendors specializing in diverse dishes — Venezuelan cuisine, ramen, traditional tacos and more. But one...

#healthyrgv: Making healthy substitutions

Editor’s Note: Join Monitor staff writer Daniel A. Flores for candid thoughts and no- bull access on the path to a healthier lifestyle.We’re going...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy a way to treat diabetes

BY DR. JOSE FARIAS and DIANA F. RAMIREZThe air we breathe is made up of 21 percent oxygen, which is enough sustain life on...

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...

#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...