Fifteen years ago this fall, Texas voters did something truly dramatic. They approved a constitutional amendment that limits non-economic damage awards in lawsuits against doctors and hospitals. The reason for doing so was painfully obvious: Jury awards for subjective harm,...
One of south Texas “Valley’s” most proactive citizens, Dr. Ann Millard, retired. But has she, really?  She celebrated with students and friends from Texas A&M, McAllen campus, September 22, 2018, in Edinburg, Texas. The scene was a veritable United Nations...
EDINBURG, RGV - Back in June, the Rio Grande Guardian had a LIVE at Bob’s show about the 2018 RGV to DC trip. One of the guest speakers was UT-Rio Grande Valley Vice President Veronica Gonzales, who participated on the...
The time to invest in emergency preparedness and our trauma network and infrastructure is now. At the time of writing this, there are numerous weather events in the Atlantic Ocean, including Hurricane Florence which threatens the Carolinas with the loss...
EDINBURG, RGV - The Texas House of Representatives Human Services Committee will host a public hearing at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. During the hearing, which starts at 8:30 a.m., members of the committee...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “red flag” warning for the Rio Grande Valley because the region has the highest rates of liver cancer in the nation. In response, the new DHR Health...
LAGUNA VISTA, RGV - Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela says a new primary care clinic that UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine will unveil this week has already saved a life. Participating in a Rio Grande Guardian 'livestream' on Facebook,...
EDINBURG, RGV - South Texas Healthcare System recently opened their fourth free-standing emergency room facility on McColl Road in Edinburg. By the end of the year, STHS will open two more. Conrad Brown, system director of the free-standing emergency department...
EDINBURG, RGV - Doctors Hospital at Renaissance sees approximately 50,000 patients every year at its current Imaging Center. With the opening of the new imaging facilities, they hope that number will double. DHR recently opened its new Health Imaging Center...
MCALLEN, RGV - Based on this year’s KIDS COUNT Data Book, Texas is ranked 43rd in the U.S. on the overall well-being of children. Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks each state on the overall well-being of...

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