WESLACO, Texas - Valley Baptist Health System CEO Manny Vela says he expects more micro-hospitals to pop up across the country. Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for his health system’s new micro-hospital in Weslaco,...
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. An estimated 99.7 percent of cervical cancer cases are caused by the group of viruses known as HPV. In 2007, two governments initiated a massive public health...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, an avid cyclist and fitness enthusiast, has announced that his Mayor’s Wellness Council now has its own website. It is: www.livewellmcallen.com. Darling said the...
LAREDO, Texas - The chair of the committee organizing a gala to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Area Health Education Center of the Mid Rio Grande Border Area is looking for media support.
HARLINGEN, RGV - Harlingen high school students are so concerned about the high rates of diabetes and obesity in the Rio Grande Valley they have launched a community health awareness campaign. The diabetes rate...
WESLACO, RGV - A new proposal has emerged to help the Rio Grande Valley’s uninsured and underinsured receive specialist treatment - sign a formal agreement to allow them to get secondary healthcare services in Mexico.
MCALLEN, RGV - The directors, staff and supporters of El Milagro Clinic recently celebrated the nonprofit’s 23rd anniversary, an event where its founder, Ron Tupper, was named chairman emeritus. The clinic, located on Vermont...
WESLACO, RGV - The longterm medical director of El Milagro Clinic has blasted secondary and specialty doctors who do not help the indigent poor. Dr. Roberto Gonzalez has been a family practice physician for...
WESLACO, RGV - Gaps in access to secondary healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley will be the focus at RGV Equal Voice Network’s Rio Grande Valley Health Summit. The summit takes place at Knapp...
EDINBURG, RGV - Legislation that went into effect Sept. 1 will save lives because it requires insurers to cover advanced diagnostic mammograms, not just initial screenings, says one of the bill’s authors. State Sen....

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