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Hypertension

One in four Americans has hypertension. Alarming to think about, I know, but what if I told you it might be entirely preventable in most cases? To succeed in ke...

The Scorned Virtue

Name a virtue that you admire in others and want to cultivate in yourself. So what word comes to mind? Courage would have been a good answer, for so many peopl...

Healthier Summer Snacking

Healthier Summer Snacking Summer means being on-the-go, enjoying the hot weather, and—likely—a less-than-predictable schedule. Planning ahead and incorporating healthy snacks are great ways to make sure you stay on track with maintaining your weight loss when life is busy. Here are some fast, easy, and delicious snack ideas for when you’re short on time:
Big plans for a heart-healthy Valley

Big Plans for a Heart-Healthy Valley

Big Plans for a Heart-Healthy Valley With the addition last year of a second full-time Rio Grande Valley pediatric cardiologist, the Driscoll Health System – Pediatric Cardiology clinic, located at Driscoll Children’s Medical Plaza-McAllen, has big plans to help improve the quality of life for the children and parents of the Rio Grande Valley.
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8 Reasons Why You Should Have an Obesity Screening Today

Temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and now BMI? It may not be the standard fifth vital sign yet, but you owe it to yourself and your family to ask your doctor to do the simple calculation. Don’t underestimate the power of an obesity screening. We could think of 100 reasons why you should be screened for obesity, but here are the eight that stand out the most.
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New Ways to Find the Oldest Disease

New Ways to Find the Oldest Disease Is cancer caused by our modern lifestyle? Or have humans virtually always had cancer? Researchers continue to seek answers, and in fact, British scientists recently found a 3,000-year-old skeleton with soft tissue cancer tumors throughout the body. In any case, it’s clear that modern medicine and science have dramatically improved our ability to fight, and detect early this ancient disease.
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