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Hidalgo County’s new public health facility gets level 3 bio safety certification

Hidalgo County's newest Public Health Facility which officially opened Thursday was awarded a Bio Safety Level 3 certification.

New tech highlights Driscoll’s $100M, 8-floor children’s hospital in RGV

EDINBURG — Two-and-a-half years after breaking ground and after what seems like an eternity for residents who have waited for a children's hospital that they don't have to drive out of the Rio Grande Valley for certain care, Driscoll is now preparing to open its doors here with much in store leading up to its May opening.

Sniffly? Health experts say beware of allergy season

Spring is here! Although it’s exciting to see the flowers blooming again, to feel that fresh breeze before the summer heat heads our way, the combination of wind and flowers also brings in allergy season.

RGV’s facing rise in substance abuse, experts say

It’s well-established that the hardships incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic drove many to alcohol, illicit drugs or other harmful substances. The Rio Grande Valley was not the exception during that time, according to data provided by behavioral health experts in the region which showed a rise in substance abuse here.

Hidalgo County to roll out state-of-the-art healthcare facility

Hidalgo County will be unveiling in April what it’s calling a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility capable of testing for virology diseases, such as SARS-CoV2, in addition to other laboratory work.

7th annual aging healthy summit planned in Brownsville

Healthy Communities of Brownsville will soon host its seventh annual Aging Healthy in the RGV Summit, Fiesta de Salud, where physicians and other experts discuss various health topics.

Harlingen Medical Center partners with longtime OBGYN to run women’s clinic

Harlingen Medical Center is now partnering with Dr. Noemi Infante to operate a women's clinic.

Colonoscopies encouraged earlier as cancer rates increase under 50

One of the most deadly cancers also happens to be among the most preventable, and that’s why local health experts say getting screened early is so important.

I got the red light wellness treatment to answer some questions: Does it work?

EDINBURG — At the far end of one of UTRGV’s gym rooms are two smaller areas where Juan Gonzalez and his team have established something new to the Rio Grande Valley.

‘ECMO saved my life’: ATV accident survivor credits DHR’s advanced life support

EDINBURG — Tears streamed down his face as he spoke about an ATV accident that nearly killed him. Jose Eduardo Altamirano Brown’s mouth quivered as he thanked the DHR Health doctors and other healthcare staff who helped save his life with the use of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO program.