#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...

Surprising links between diabetes and cancer and how to reduce the risks

BY R. Suresh Ratnam and Diana F. Ramirez | Special to The MonitorDiabetes and cancer are significant health concerns in the Rio Grande Valley....

#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 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...

#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...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...