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Medicare Matters


By Eileen Carafiol From time to time this series will highlight an important Medicare issue. Today the Medicare issue is “Preventive Healthcare Services covered by Medicare in the US”   Not everyone can get back to the States to get Medicare-covered health care services. Not everyone wants to, even if they can. But if you [...]

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period Isn’t Just for New Enrollees


By Eileen Carafiol From time to time, this series will highlight an important Medicare issue. Today, the Medicare issue is about the upcoming open enrollment period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription-drug coverage.   “But wait a minute,” you say. “I’ve been on Medicare since I was 65, so why are we talking about ‘enrolling’ [...]

Do You Know Your Inner Doctor?


By Michael Dorfman You know your family doctor, your dentist, your skin doctor, but do you know the doctor within you? In the words of Hippocrates, “Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force [...]

Pain and Painkillers (Part II)

By Salvador Quiroz Pain is an unpleasant sensation localized to a part of the body. It is often described as a stabbing, burning, twisting, oppressing, tearing or squeezing sensation. It is often described as a bodily or emotional reaction, often called terrifying, nauseating, or sickening. A pain of even higher intensity is usually accompanied by [...]

Introduction: Know Your Painkillers, Part I


By Salvador Quiroz It has sometimes been said that to heal pain is the work of gods. The healing of pain is certainly one of the main objectives of medicine. I will deal today and in my next column with physiological pain, beginning with a very concise and brief analysis of what some painkillers can [...]

Meet H+Hospital San Miguel’s Cardiac Team, The Doctor’s Curricula Vitae

By Connie Mullis Dr Francisco Melendez received his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Juárez. His specialty degree in general surgery is from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. He also did a subspecialty in cardiothoracic surgery in Mexico City at the Hospital 20 de Noviembre ISSSTE, affliliated with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [...]

Vitamins: A Few Reminders

By Salvador Quiroz Vitamins are not nutrients in themselves, as many people think but organic compounds whose role is to help in the absorption and utilization of foodstuffs. Without them, we’d die, but such small amounts are usually required that deficiency states are now very rare. Indeed, in first-world countries, vitamin excess disorders are more [...]

The Mammogram Crisis

By Salvador Quiroz The mammogram is a radiographic study of the human breast. While 98 percent of patients undergoing this procedure are women, the remaining two percent are men. This may come as a surprise to some people, but males are also born with mammary glands that tend to atrophy with time. But because all [...]

UNIMED ER Physican at UNIMED Hospital

By Cynthia Parada Camacho Dr Diego Alberto Valdez Castillo, a native of Dolores Hidalgo and a specialist in emergency medicine, is the latest addition to UNIMED Hospital. Valdez Castillo started working in the health care system at the age of 16 in civil protection as a volunteer in prehospital care (care given to a patient [...]

Especialistas en Urgencias Médicas en UNIMED Hospital

Por Cynthia Parada Camacho Dr. Diego Alberto Valadez Castillo, Especialista en urgencias médicas en UNIMED. Originario de la ciudad de Dolores Hidalgo, Cuna de la Independencia Nacional, del estado de Guanajuato, nací el 26 de abril de 1986. Inicio su vida en el área de la salud a los 16 años como voluntario en protección [...]

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