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Advice for Healthy Living

Minority Health Month – A Return to the Valley

Apr. 26, 2022

School and medicine took Linda Villarreal, MD, from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, but fate brought her back. It is a journey with tragedy and fortune that required strength and […]

Women’s History Month: Words of Wisdom

Mar. 25, 2022

Elizabeth Glazier, MD/MPH, WellMed Chief of Supportive Care Editor’s note: Dr. Elizabeth Glazier was among a selection of women leaders across Optum care delivery organizations, including WellMed, asked to share […]

Black History Month: A time to look back and forward

Feb. 18, 2022

Black History Month is a time to appreciate contributions Black Americans have made to our country, and to recognize and address the ongoing struggle for equality. Dr. Huelen Smith, lead […]

Do your part during blood donation month

Jan. 18, 2022

The American Red Cross has a constant and ongoing need for blood and platelet donations. The supply of blood products tends to be critically low this time of year. This […]

Understanding Diabetes

Nov. 22, 2021

By: Manuel Jain, MD What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is excessively high. Insulin, a hormone, normally aids in […]

BREATHE through the holidays

Nov. 12, 2021

By: Dr. Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW Why is breathing  4-7-8 – so helpful and what does it do for us? Conscious Breathing during these challenging Covid-19 times is sweeping our […]

Understanding PTSD in Veterans

Nov. 10, 2021

By: Andrew MacKinnon, MD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health concern that can affect the entire body, a common diagnosis in veterans. Developing PTSD involves living in […]

National Nurse Practitioner Week

Nov. 9, 2021

Nurse practitioner Tiffany Todd challenges others to never stop learning. Todd developed a love for learning at a young age. The daughter of two educators, she was reminded that there […]

Know the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 5, 2021

Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancerous and can spread. Ovarian cancers were […]