Dr. Mauricio Mercado is an experienced internal medicine specialist and a geriatrician with a strong inclination to social medicine. In addition to his private practice, he works for the national health system at the Mexican Institute for Social Security (IMSS by its initials in Spanish). Dr. Mercado has volunteered with Liga MAC for over 10 years, not only as a physician, but as a board member as well. He was the mind who created our Health through Education Program, which was designed to educate the Liga MAC students and their families in basic areas of personal health care, such as healthy eating, regular exercise, and dental hygiene, to prevent obesity and its associated diseases. We are proud to have Dr. Mercado as our permanent honorary advisor member.