HARLINGEN, RGV - Rose Gomez says the Cameron County Mental Health Task Force is one of the Rio Grande Valley’s best kept secrets. Having recently celebrated their 10th anniversary in April, Gomez, who serves as chairwoman for the organization, wants...
LAREDO, Texas — Current and relevant public health care issues such as the zika, chikungunya viruses, and rickettsia bacterium, were shared and discussed during the 5th Annual U.S.-México Regional Binational Health Conference on Diseases and Emergencies Updates. The event was...
Despite how the popular saying goes, what you don’t know can hurt you. And most people don’t know about the link between certain viruses and cancer. If left untreated, hepatitis B and C and the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead...
June 1 is International Children’s Day. On this day, physicians and children’s advocates across the globe are standing up for the rights of immigrant children. I am a pediatrician serving children on the Texas/Mexico border. On this day, I pledge to...
So, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The results seem to have devastating consequences. People with pre-existing medical conditions may have unaffordable premiums. Wealthier citizens who do not need affordable care will,...
It’s been a little more than a year since Sakshi Puri, with the Hidalgo County Health Department, gave an excellent presentation on Zika to our RGV Equal Voice Network Health Working Group. The dilemma we all shared on this subject...
HOUSTON, Texas - Edinburg gastroenterologist Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, has become the 152nd president of the Texas Medical Association. A co-founder of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, where he serves as chief administrative officer, Cardenas was installed as president during TexMed,...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Cameron County Mental Health Task Force celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a reception at Stefano's Brooklyn Pizza in Harlingen this evening. And coming soon is the non-profit's 4th Annual Fishing Tournament. It is the group's major fundraising...
Recent Executive Orders issued by the White House have already had wide-reaching and devastating consequences for immigrant and refugee children and families. Refugees are just that—people fleeing violence and persecution and seeking refuge in the United States. Many children affected...
EDINBURG, RGV – Victims of sexual assault in the United States often have difficulty seeking medical aid. To help such victims in the Rio Grande Valley community, two nurses at Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance have created a new forensic exam...

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