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Spirit Halloween’s five Valley locations raised $63K for STHS Children’s

Conjuring up a scary amount of help, Spirit Halloween raised over $63,000 at its five locations in the Rio Grande Valley last fall to donate to the Child Life Department at South Texas Health System Children's.

UTRGV professor who was gifted tuition is paying it forward with free red light...

If there is any story that encompasses the positive impact of perseverance and determination toward one’s goal it is that of Juan Gonzalez, who overcame obstacles in pursuit of helping those in his community.

Edinburg teen who died by suicide inspired family to become organ donors

Andrew Peralez was, as his mom described him, an excellent son, student and friend who often gave back to his community and church.

Cardiac expert says Valley has come a long way with heart health, but more...

February is American Heart Month, a time that focuses on bringing awareness about the various heart diseases and its impact on one's overall health.

STHS launching family medicine residency program

South Texas Health System announced Wednesday the launching of a new education program and residency, its newest effort to help bridge the gap in the statewide physician shortage.

DHR Health adds to Valley’s limb salvage efforts in ongoing fight with diabetes

About 5.4% of the population of the Rio Grande Valley have some type of diabetes. That’s around 76,000 out of 1.4 million people, the Valley’s population as of the 2022 U.S. Census. An average of 3 in 5 of them require hospital or ER services, according to Rio Grande Regional Hospital; and research by Johns Hopkins Medicine has previously found that 54% of amputations are as a result of diseases that affect blood flow, like diabetes.

Valley Baptist introduces new breast exam equipment

HARLINGEN — A new ultrasound machine will soon provide greater detection for women getting their breast screenings.

Driscoll’s new hospital aims to prevent kids from needing care outside RGV

Apart from just two specialty surgeries, local patients will no longer have to travel to Corpus Christi for care once the new Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley opens its doors. And that time is coming soon.

A&M ceremoniously starts construction on new Valley medical program

Ground was broken Thursday on the Texas A&M Health Nursing Education and Research Building, inching the Rio Grande Valley closer to recruiting, educating and producing more medical experts amid a shortage of helpers.

Efforts underway to boost blood donations in Valley amid nationwide shortage

Amid a nationwide shortage of blood donations, Vitalant says that of 70% of eligible blood donors in the Rio Grande Valley only 3% actually give.