At The Doctors Hospital of Laredo Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mental Health

May 11, 2022

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on mental health. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, here are ways to identify issues and get help.
 

9 Essential Screenings for Men

May 11, 2022

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month! Regular check-ups and screenings can help men stay healthy by indicating preventive health needs and catching issues before they become more serious.

5 Ways to Lessen Seasonal Allergies

April 22, 2022

Whether your allergy symptoms are frustrating or debilitating, there are steps you can take to enjoy rather than dread spring.

Recognition for our Remarkable Nurses

April 22, 2022

Nurses are on the frontline of most every healthcare interaction, from emergencies to routine checkins, and their lifesaving work has an incredible impact on patients, their families and communities as a whole. We celebrate nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

When You Need Care, Make the Smart Choice

March 30, 2022

Learn when to visit the emergency room versus urgent care.

How to Take Control of Your Neurological Health

March 29, 2022

Knowing what’s happening in your head could save your life.

Is Diabetes Putting You at Risk for Chronic Wounds?

February 15, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about ways to address and prevent chronic wounds associated with the disease, such as diabetic foot care. 

Joint Replacement – Is It for You?

February 15, 2022

If you suffer from chronic joint pain and medications are no longer working, you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

Heart Attack Symptoms – What’s Different for Men and Women

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 16, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 16, 2021

Winter blahs and holiday stress have you down? Read more for helpful strategies to lighten your mood.

Simple Blood Test Can Save a Man’s Life

November 10, 2021

A PSA test can detect prostate cancer early.

DHL Is First in Area with Robotic-Assisted Surgery

June 30, 2021

Robotic technology can provide many benefits to patients: less pain and blood loss, shorter hospitals stays.

Recovered COVID-19 Patient Heads Home

November 9, 2020

Hospital workers line the hallways to celebrate the discharge of recovered COVID-19 patient Nora D. Martinez.

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Routine Mammogram

October 28, 2020

Breast Surgeon Gary W. Unzeitig spoke with Ruben Villarreal from KGNS-TV about the importance of regular mammograms, advances in breast cancer treatments, and much more.

NICU Team Acts Fast During All-Important First Hour of Life

May 12, 2020

The last thing mom-to-be Velma Saenz expected was to go into labor at just 26 weeks. Expectant mother Miroslaba Perez was just as surprised when her water broke at only 25 weeks.

Ask The Doctor: Is Sports Medicine Just For Pro Athletes?

May 11, 2020

Sports Medicine Physician Armando Gonzalez, MD, answers frequently asked questions about sports medicine, including how even non-athletes can benefit.

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

May 6, 2020

Blanca Villarreal, RD, LD, Bariatric Coordinator and Registered Dietitian at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center at Doctors Hospital, shares valuable insights.

Community Steps up With Overwhelming Show of Support

April 27, 2020

From food to face masks to words of encouragement, those on the frontlines have been buoyed by overwhelming acts of generosity.