McALLEN, RGV - Demand by applicants wishing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is so great in the Rio Grande Valley that a call has gone out for more navigators. On Tuesday, the Obama Administration...
The latest U.S. Census Bureau figures show Texas still holds the dubious distinction of having the highest number and percentage of uninsured, but there was some good news. Because of Obamacare, there are 1.1 million fewer uninsured Texans, and our...
EDINBURG, RGV - Just as the Rio Grande Valley is the front door to the United States it can also be the front door to scientific discovery, says Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System CEO Israel Rocha. Rocha made this...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The surge in Central Americans arriving on the southwest border is the number one issue on the agenda for the Border Health Caucus at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. The event, which takes place today, will...
AUSTIN, Texas - Dr. Fred Farias III, a Rio Grande Valley native, has been named president of the Texas Optometric Association. The Texas Optometric Association represents more than 3,000 Doctors of Optometry in Texas. TOA issued a news release that included...
EDINBURG, RGV - Newly sworn in Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be in the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has confirmed. Abbott will be on hand at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance...
“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...
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 - 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 - Executives for five local hospitals have signed a document that supports giving clinics that provide services to the poor 20 percent of the tax dollars raised by a Hidalgo County Health Services District. The executives to sign...

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