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Exoskeleton helps DHR Health earn Texas’ only ‘Center of Excellence’ nod

DHR Health celebrated Wednesday as it became the only healthcare facility in Texas, and fifth in the nation, to be named a “Center of Excellence” for its wearable and robotic exoskeleton.

DHR Health to host athletic management seminar in Edinburg

DHR Health will be hosting an athletic management seminar next week, a first of its kind for the upper Rio Grande Valley.

DHR Health brings 47 new physician residents to RGV; aims to expand health care

Amid a healthcare worker shortage, DHR Health is celebrating its recent hiring of 47 new physician residents as part of its inaugural Graduate Medical Education programs, or GME.

ER visits due to heat illnesses on rise with temperatures in RGV

With temperatures reaching an all-time high, at least three hospital systems in the Rio Grande Valley have reported a rise in the number of emergency room visits related to heat illness, and meteorologists continue to warn that it’s not getting much cooler anytime soon.

Our top 10 healthy snacks to beat the summer heat

Let’s be honest, as soon as summer hits we indulge in some ice cream, popsicles and beer for those who are old enough. Let’s be even more honest — we don’t really wait for the summer to enjoy those things.

DHR therapist seeks to expand scoliosis treatment in the Valley

ALAMO — As far as he’s aware, Dr. Jorge Escobedo believes his clinic is the only one of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley that’s certified to treat scoliosis using the Schroth method, and he may have been the only one in the state just 10 years ago. This, he said, is a testament to what Escobedo fears is a lack of awareness and resources in South Texas to treat the abnormal spinal curvature condition, and he’s trying to do something about it.

Texas A&M ends development of residency program with DHR Health

In a sudden move, Texas A&M University Health Science Center announced Friday that it’s unilaterally ending the development of its academic and clinical research affiliations with DHR Health, which the institutions announced just three months ago.

$205 million in state funding for two hospital facilities heading to Valley

Legislation aimed at expanding capacity for mental health services statewide signed by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month allocates $205 million to construct two new medical facilities in the Rio Grande Valley.

Facing a nursing shortage, Valley health experts gauge the post-pandemic landscape

It's no secret that there is often more work than hands at healthcare facilities across the nation, which the COVID-19 pandemic helped to further exploit in 2020, but nowhere was this more apparent at the time than in the nursing field.

State of the city: Mendez delivers last one as Brownsville mayor

Delivering his final State of the City address Wednesday at the Brownsville Event Center, Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez said the city is in better shape than ever before and that the past four years in office have been the “honor of my life.”