EDINBURG, Texas - Dr. John H. Krouse, dean of the UT-Rio Grande Valley Schools of Medicine, says it was entirely predictable that the number of COVID-19 cases would increase once the economy was re-opened. Hidalgo and Cameron counties are currently...
  EDINBURG, RGV - The Healthy Hidalgo County Political Action Committee has sent media outlets a four-page document giving details on a proposed healthcare district for Hidalgo County. Here it is: HIDALGO COUNTY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT Hidalgo County Healthcare Hidalgo County is one of...
Three years ago we were blessed with the birth of my son, Marcel. His life is a gift and if you where to meet him you would have no idea that he has been through more than what most...
LAREDO, Texas - Operation Lone Star, the popular state-run service that provides free healthcare to the neediest in the community, will not be coming to Laredo or the Rio Grande Valley this summer. Normally the annual summer program, staffed by...
Rural communities represent a lot of Texas values. Whether we are working the land or serving the community in other ways, our neighbors in other parts of the state always look to us for the compass when it comes...
WESLACO, RGV - The longterm medical director of El Milagro Clinic has blasted secondary and specialty doctors who do not help the indigent poor. Dr. Roberto Gonzalez has been a family practice physician for 40 years and has served the...
EDINBURG, RGV - Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has offered his alternative to the Affordable Care Act. At a news conference at El Pato in Edinburg last Thursday, Abbott was asked by a reporter for his plan to improve healthcare coverage...
This week the 46 year-old sister of a co-worker died. She had had a treatable cancer of the uterus. However, like most low-income citizens without health insurance, she had no medical home, and so she had waited to get medical...
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a reminder that good oral health is crucial to good overall health. Tooth decay is largely preventable, yet it ranks as the most common chronic disease among children, according to the Centers for...
MCALLEN, TEXAS - Gilberto ‘Beto’ Garcia, Jr., is president and CEO of both St. Anthony’s Home Healthcare Services and Guardian eHealth Solutions. Both companies are based in McAllen, Texas. Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor held a Zoom conversation with Garcia,...

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