UTRGV researcher developing IA to identify brain tumors 

July 26, 2022

Photo above: Dr. Dimah Dera, assistant professor in the UTRGV Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is part of a team developing an artificial intelligence-based system that automatically will identify tumor boundaries and volume. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)   By Karen Villarreal, UTRGV RIO GRANDE…

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Texas Republicans in Congress vote against bill to protect right to contraception

July 22, 2022

Photo above: U.S. House Democrats passed a bill Thursday to ensure access to contraceptives. Credit: Michael Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune By Matthew Choi, The Texas Tribune, July 21, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would prevent…

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Texas Was Building Program To Find Troubled Students And Prevent School Shootings. It Hadn’t Reached Uvalde Yet.

June 2, 2022

By Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune, June 2, 2022 “Texas was building a program to find troubled students and prevent school shootings. It hadn’t reached Uvalde yet.” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization…

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Hidalgo County Scales Back Emergency Operational Level As Effects Of Pandemic Eases

May 23, 2022

EDINBURG – As the rate of COVID-19 deaths and infections eases locally, Hidalgo County will scale back its emergency operational response level. Currently, the county is at Level 1, which indicates Maximum Readiness; the county will move to Level 2, which is Escalated Operations…

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UT Health RGV Urges Women To Get Annual Health And Wellness Check-ups

May 23, 2022

Above: Denise De Los Santos, MD, FACOG, OB-GYN , examines a patient. (UTRGV Photo by Jennifer Galindo) By Saira Cabrera RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MAY 20, 2022 – Every year during May, for Women’s Health Month, reminders go out to…

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Lack Of Communication Between Child Welfare And Juvenile Justice Systems Hurts Foster Kids, Court Monitors Say

May 5, 2022

By Reese Oxner, The Texas Tribune, May 4, 2022 “Lack of communication between child welfare and juvenile justice systems hurts foster kids, court monitors say” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans…

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Zero COVID-19  Deaths in Hidalgo County, 152 New Cases

April 20, 2022

*Due to differences in data processing, timing, and methodology, there may be discrepancies between the information presented in this report and the Texas DSHS dashboard.     COVID-19 positive case total for Wednesday 152 Confirmed 74   Probable 78 Suspect…

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One COVID-related Death In Hidalgo County, 39 New Cases

April 19, 2022

The deceased individual was vaccinated. *Due to differences in data processing, timing, and methodology, there may be discrepancies between the information presented in this report and the Texas DSHS dashboard.     COVID-19 positive case total for Tuesday 39 Confirmed …

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Regional Infusion Center for COVID-19 to close operations on April 19

April 19, 2022

MISSION – Hidalgo County’s Emergency Management Coordinator Ricardo Saldaña announced today that the Regional Infusion Center for COVID-19 at Mission Regional Medical Center will close operations on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.   At the request of Hidalgo County, the State of Texas, through…

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South Texas Health System

November 11, 2021

South Texas Health System’s New $100 Million, Five-Story Patient Tower EDINBURG, TX –We’re beaming with pride for South Texas Health System! Yesterday, they celebrated an exciting moment in STHS Edinburg history, the topping off of their new five-story patient tower.…

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