EDINBURG, RGV - Former Congressman Rubén Hinojosa has suggested a workshop of state legislators and stakeholders be convened to see if drafting in Starr County could help secure a “yes” vote for a healthcare district in Hidalgo County. Under such...
AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robert David Martinez, M.D., of Mission, Texas, to the Texas Medical Board for a term set to expire on April 13, 2019. The board regulates the practice of medicine in Texas.  Martinez is...
EDINBURG, RGV - The incredible impact healthcare and bioscience industry has had on the San Antonio economy will also occur in the Rio Grande Valley, says Dr. Carlos Cardenas, chairman of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. Cardenas, immediate past president of...
EDINBURG, RGV - Delicious food and scintillating conversation will be served at Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Edinburg on Tuesday. The Rio Grande Guardian is kicking off its twice-monthly Live @ Bob’s series on June 12 with special guest,...
WESLACO, RGV - An associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health campus in McAllen gave the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council an update on the level of diabetes in the region. Ann Millard said one of...
“Sweet Killer” (Diabetes Mellitus). Seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Texas, so obese (eighth among the states), should be “NUMBER ONE,” right? Well, no. Not in this case. In the diabetic ranking of states, Texas is not...
ALAMO, RGV - South Texas Health System hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of its newest location in Alamo. Named STHS ER Alamo, the 10,000-square-foot facility will provide 24-hour emergency care service to residents in the area. Construction...
MCALLEN, RGV - Texas A&M University will soon launch the nation’s first engineering and medicine program. Dr. Carrie Byington, dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine, gave a presentation during a luncheon hosted by Texas A&M and the McAllen...
MCALLEN, RGV - Texas A&M’s Working on Wellness Program conducted an initial assessment of the Rio Grande Valley and found that approximately 52 percent of the census tracts in the four-county region can be described as food deserts. As defined...
EDINBURG, RGV - South Texas Health System is to change the name of its medical centers in the Rio Grande Valley. For example, Edinburg Regional Medical Center will be called STHS Edinburg, Edinburg Children’s Hospital will be called STHS Children’s,...

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