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...

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,...

Mental health and treatment in the Rio Grande Valley

BY ALFONSO MERCADOAccording to most recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illness affects tens of millions of people in the...

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...

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...

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...

Controlling blood sugar important for diabetics

BY DR. CARLOS E. MORALES and DIANA F. RAMIREZDiabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates. In general, diabetes...

Steps you can take if suffering from Postpartum Depression

BY LESLEY FRENCH and SONJA GAINESFor many, having a baby is a happy and life-changing occasion. But about 10 to 15 percent of women...

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...