#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...

#healthyrgv: Making lifestyle changes is difficult

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

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...

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...

#healthyrgv: The beginnings of a healthier lifestyle

Full disclosure: I’m a 31-year-old overweight, out-of-shape reporter. I don’t exercise as much as I should, sometimes I don’t drink enough water but I...

COMMENTARY: Bathroom talk could save lives

BY LORENA SAENZ GONZALEZThe title of a popular children’s book, “Everyone Poops,” is a good reminder for adults that talking about your bowel movements...

#healthyrgv: Our health isn’t just about ourselves

I received an email weeks ago from a woman expressing frustration about her partner not sharing the same value about healthy behaviors: “It’s hard...

Smarter choices leads to weight loss

So, I recently stuck a tube in my mouth and awkwardly breathed into a machine for 10 minutes.As I drooled, the device calculated my...

Local brings holistic wellness practice to Rio Grande Valley

In May of last year, Marissa De Leon brought the first ever therapy and wellness center to the Rio Grande Valley.De Leon will host...