According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but up to 8 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.Listen as Dr. Mateo Reyes discusses living with diabetes and what you can do to manage your symptoms and experience a better quality of life, even with diabetes.
It can be difficult to tell what is causing that coughing, sneezing, running nose and headaches. However, if you suffer from allergies you might be looking for ways to manage the symptoms. Listen in as Jane Unzeitig, MD, an Allergist with Doctors Hospital of Laredo Medical Center helps you to identify the triggers of an allergy, manage the symptoms, and help you better understand what is causing your allergies.
Doctors Hospital of Laredo is proud to be entrusted with the health and care of so many of Laredo's moms and babies. We believe that a family-centered approach to childbirth can help promote the healthy growth and development of the entire family. And we're proud of our long tradition of reaching out and serving a wide range of contemporary family structures. From beginning to end, your support person will be welcomed and encourage... Read more
Of the nearly 70 million Americans who are problem sleepers, about half have a chronic disorder that keeps them from getting the restorative sleep they need according to the Centers for Disease Control. And many are completely unaware that something's wrong.If you sleep poorly, snore, have morning headaches or are fatigued or excessively sleepy during the day, you could have a sleep disorder. And while that can leave you tired and ... Read more
More than 15 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This disease, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, affects the cartilage in joints and may cause pain, stiffness, swelling and a limited range of motion in the knees and hips. If you have osteoarthritis, surgery to replace or resurface joints becomes an option if your quality of life is greatly diminished by the ... Read more
Viruses, bacteria, and parasites are living organisms that are found all around us. They are in water and soil, and on the surfaces of foods that we eat. They are also on surfaces that we touch, such as counter tops in the bathroom or kitchen. Some bacteria live in and on our bodies and don't cause problems. Other kinds of bacteria (as well as parasites and viruses) can make us very sick if they get inside our bodies.In this segmen... Read more
Diabetes is a growing problem in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes.If you are told you have prediabetes or full blown diabetes, there are some very important steps you can take to manage your condition and take control of your health.Eloy Zamarron, MD discusses what you need to know about type-2 diabetes and the lifestyle changes you can make to help con... Read more
The Wound Healing Center at Doctors Hospital of Laredo provides a comprehensive range of services for patients suffering from chronic or non-healing wounds. The wound care program provides advanced treatment options and a team that specializes in advanced modalities in wound care.In this segment, Dr. Manuel Gonzalez, General Surgeon and the Medical Director of Doctors Hospital Wound Healing Center, discusses the amazing benefits of... Read more
Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.Listen as Dr. Rafael Deliz, Pulmonologist and Medical Director of Doctors Hospital Intensive Care Unit, explains the importance of recognizing the symptoms of sepsis in it's early stages to get the best treatment possible.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. With regular screening, colon cancer can be found early, when treatment is most effective.Listen in as Eduardo Miranda, MD explains that early detection may mean a chance at a longer, fuller life, and in many cases, screening may even prevent colon cancer.
According to the American Heart Association, you're never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart.Preventing heart disease (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off the rest of your life.Listen today as Dr Ralph Nimchan, Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Doctors Hospital Cardiac Rehab Program, gives you an important lesson in taking care of your heart.
According to US Department of Health and Human Services | National Institutes of Health, having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Getting early and regular prenatal care improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy. This care can begin even before pregnancy with a preconception care visit to a health care provider.Listen in as Dr. David Benavides, obstetrician/ gynecologist and a member of the m... Read more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period. In 2012, m... Read more
If you have tried everything to loose weight, and you have a lot of weight to loose, you might want to consider bariatric surgery.Whether you have surgery to make your stomach smaller and bypass some of your intestine (Roux-en-Y) or have an adjustable silicone band placed to decrease your stomach pouch (Lap Band/Gastric Banding/Gastric Sleeve), bariatric surgery may be your best chance to lose weight. For those who are severely ove... Read more