EDINBURG, RGV - Battle lines are being drawn between those in support of a health services district for Hidalgo County and those opposed to it. The issue may go to voters in November. Before then both sides will make their...
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...
EDINBURG, RGV - Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is looking to invest $78 million and create 565 new good-paying jobs over the next five years, according to an economic development specialist. Ramiro Garza, former city manager of Edinburg, made the pitch...
SAN BENITO, RGV - The large number of Rio Grande Valley residents who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is evidence the Texas Senate should have voted to expand Medicaid, says a top local healthcare...
Mexico’s family-planning initiative, launched in the 1980s, made postpartum placement of the Intra-Uterine Device (IUD) widely available to women at no cost. Recently, there has been considerable interest in increasing postpartum access to highly effective contraception such as the IUD...
Eduardo Olivarez, chief administrative officer for Hidalgo County’s health and human services department, says losing the Medicaid 1115 Waiver program would be “almost catastrophic” for the Rio Grande Valley. Almost, but not quite. “If we lost the 1115 Waiver it would...
Mention Medicare and many people think of senior citizens. But they aren’t the only beneficiaries. Over 9.1 million of the 44 million Americans who rely on Medicare are under age 65.
The word on everyone’s mind right now is Coronavirus. Unfortunately, this virus strain has become so prevalent and well-known that it has begun to make a significant impact on business and commerce. Take as...
AUSTIN, Texas - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is benefiting Latinos in Houston and across Texas. Far into this enrollment process, I am hearing multiple success stories from people who have enrolled for affordable coverage and who are already using it...
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Texas adults, and the same is true in the Rio Grande Valley. According to the Texas Cancer Registry Annual Report 2019, an estimated 124,383 new cases...

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