EDINBURG, RGV - Following tradition, December the 3rd marked the day of “Latin American Medicine.” This day originally honored the birthday of Carlos J. Finlay, the great Cuban doctor who discovered the transmitter of yellow fever. Ever since the Revolution in 1959,...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “red flag” warning for the Rio Grande Valley because the region has the highest rates of liver cancer in the nation. In response, the new DHR Health...
HOUSTON, Texas - Edinburg gastroenterologist Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, has become the 152nd president of the Texas Medical Association. A co-founder of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, where he serves as chief administrative officer, Cardenas was installed as president during TexMed,...
EDINBURG, RGV - Rio Grande Valley legislators often say that the biggest statewide champion of the region is Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp. Sharp’s discussions with Valley developer Alonzo Cantu about creating an A&M medical school in the Valley...
EDINBURG, RGV - It is often said that Doctors Hospital at Renaissance delivers an elementary school of babies each month. In fact, in 2016, the Women’s Hospital at Renaissance delivered 7,500 babies - a lot more than 12 average sized...
Now that the 84th Texas legislative session has concluded, it occurs to me that most Texans are probably not aware of the women’s preventive-health victories the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition is celebrating. Controversy surrounding the open carry bills, legislator scuffles,...
  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...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Former Congressman Chet Edwards says Dr. Hector P. Garcia, founder of the American GI Forum, would be proud of the work Congressman Rubén Hinojosa has done to help improve healthcare for veterans. Edwards who chaired the Appropriations...
EDINBURG, RGV - Dr. Francisco Fernandez is stepping down as founding dean of UT-Rio Grande Valley's School of Medicine. The surprise annoucement was made via a news release early evening Wednesday. In the news release, Fernandez is praised for his...
My name is Mike Patriarca, senior associate vice president and executive director for UT Health RGV.  First, thank you Dr. (John) Krouse (dean of UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine). One of the primary...

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