LAREDO, Texas - President Biden’s nominee for secretary of health and human services will find a way of expanding Medicaid for South Texas, says U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar.  Former congressman and California attorney general Xavier Becerra is Biden’s nominee to...
EDINBURG, Texas - DHR Health has won praise for the way it has been providing COVID-19 vaccines to the general public. Dr. Alison Garza, MD, a family practice doctor from Edinburg, participated in a mass vaccination effort DHR recently hosted...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Immediately following a news conference hosted by Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell, Valley Baptist Health System CEO Manny Vela asked to be forgiven for being so impassioned. In his remarks from the podium, Vela had made a heartfelt...
With hope growing that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be widely available, the answer to one of life’s most torturous questions – when will the pandemic end? – may soon be clearer.  It will likely be a while longer, however, before...
We are 12 months into this pandemic and Americans seem to be regressing in their efforts and attitudes toward preventing the spread of Covid-19.   It has indeed spread like a “forest fire” as Dr. Michael Osterholm predicted in June....
Good morning. I think my colleagues have said it very well. We are seeing the very same trend at Harlingen Medical Center, in terms of the census and the number of COVID patients that we are treating. We are...
Thank you, judge. I’ll echo the gratitude that’s been expressed by everybody that spoke before me. Just wanted to maybe add a little bit of color. So, I know Dr. Castillo and the judge talked about the protective measures...
It is an honor to be here with you and your team, again. It is an honor to work so very closely with such a dedicated group of elected officials and statesmen such as yourself, and just leaders in...
We can breathe a sigh of relief we now have two approved vaccines, with more probably on the way, over a million medical workers vaccinated with the first of two shots, and very few serious reactions. This truly is...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - Dr. Ivan Melendez, Hidalgo County’s local health authority, has given his wrap-up on 2020, a year like no other for his profession. At times during the year, Hidalgo County led the nation in deaths and hospitalization rates...

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