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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Driscoll’s new RGV children’s hospital ‘an answer to prayer’

EDINBURG — As Driscoll Children's Hospital Rio Grande Valley prepares to open its doors in May, hospital officials have been giving tours of the facility including Saturday, when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was in town to see what's being hailed as a new state-of-the-art pediatric institution that the region has sorely needed.

Valley hospitals raising organ donation awareness as waiting list grows

According to data from Donate Life America and the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, as many as 17 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant while there are still 103,223 people who are currently on the national transplant waiting list, and a person is added every eight minutes.

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.

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.

Valley couple welcomes Leap Day baby at STHS Edinburg

It’s said that a person has a 1 in 1,461 chance of being born on Leap Day. Well, count Leon Elizondo as that one.