Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for Texans
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U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his bipartisan Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act, which passed unanimously out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last Congress and would help lower drug prices. Image Source: United States Senate, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons for illustration purposes Mega Doctor News WASHINGTON, DC – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his bipartisan Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act, which passed unanimously out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last Congress and would help lower drug prices by preventi ..read more
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McDonald’s Share The Love Fundraiser, Feb. 1-14 
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This month, McDonald’s restaurants across South and Central Texas will hold a fundraiser to support local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Image for illustration purposes Mega Doctor News RIO GRANDE VALLEY – This month, McDonald’s restaurants across South and Central Texas will hold a fundraiser to support local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) chapters in their mission of keeping families close while an ill or injured child receives medical care. The fundraiser, coined ‘Share the Love’ will take place from Feb. 1-14, benefiting four chapters: RMHC of Central Texas,  ..read more
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DHR Health Brings Latest Technology To The RGV
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Pharr EMS and DHR Health team who transferred the first ECMO patient. Courtesy Image Mega Doctor News When your heart and lungs need support and other measures, like a ventilator (breathing tube), are not enough, the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine is here to help. ECMO is a portable heart-lung support machine meant for long-term use.  Graphic Courtesy of Cleveland Clinic With dedication, partnership, and teamwork, we recently placed a patient on temporary ECMO, as was necessary for transfer. This was the first time any hospital in the Rio Grande Valley had been ab ..read more
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Fiesta de los Niños, Feb. 3rd
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Longtime title sponsor Flint Hills Resources representatives presented Driscoll Children’s Hospital a $90,000 check at a news conference to announce the event. Courtesy Image Mega Doctor News On Friday, February 3, Driscoll’s annual Fiesta de los Niños will bring its signature combination of fun, food, and music to the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall. This year, Fiesta de los Niños is celebrating its 31st year of giving corporations, individuals, and the whole community a chance to join in its mission of getting kids back to being kids by providing better and more healthcare. On Wednesday, J ..read more
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Student Finds His Way to STC’s Nursing Program After Tragedy
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After surviving a car accident, STC student Enrique Rodriguez is grateful for a second chance in life, looking forward to become a nurse and take care of others the same way he was cared for during his treatment and recovery. STC Image Mega Doctor News South Texas College Nursing student Enrique Rodriguez had just started classes when tragedy struck. One month into his education, in September 2021, Rodriguez’s car was hit by a vehicle that was speeding at over 90 mph during a police chase. He suffered a traumatic brain injury. His chances of survival were slim to none. “To me, it’s a ..read more
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Depression In Young Adults Linked To Higher Cardiovascular Risks
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Young adults with depression or overall poor mental health report more heart attacks, strokes and risk factors for cardiovascular disease than their peers without mental health issues, new research shows. Image for illustration purposes Mega Doctor News By Laura Williamson, American Heart Association News Young adults with depression or overall poor mental health report more heart attacks, strokes and risk factors for cardiovascular disease than their peers without mental health issues, new research shows. The findings, published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association ..read more
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Migraines Increase Risk For Pregnancy Complications
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Migraine diagnosed prior to pregnancy was linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, including preterm delivery, gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia. Image for illustration purposes Mega Doctor News By Brigham and Women’s Hospital Newswise — Women are disproportionately affected by migraine, especially during their reproductive years. However, the relationship between migraine and adverse pregnancy outcomes has not been well understood. A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare syst ..read more
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The Biological Origins of PTSD 
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Understanding one’s susceptibility to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is important. Image for illustration purposes Mega Doctor News By Tufts University Newswise — Understanding one’s susceptibility to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is important. If you knew you were at risk, for example, you might steer clear of jobs that carry more likelihood of high stress and potential trauma or seek treatment as soon as you experienced a potentially triggering event. Now a research team has found a marker that indicates vulnerability to the disorder. They disco ..read more
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Staying Healthy Around Pets & Other Animals While Pregnant 
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Did you know that pregnant people are more likely to get sick from certain germs animals can carry? Some of these diseases can cause pregnancy complications like birth defects. Image fr illustration purposes Mega Doctor News Did you know that pregnant people are more likely to get sick from certain germs animals can carry? Some of these diseases can cause pregnancy complications like birth defects. The good news is there are easy ways to stay healthy around animals – just follow the tips below Pick the right pet  Wait to adopt a new cat or pet rodent until after your pregnancy.  Cat ..read more
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Three or More Concussions: Worse Brain Function in Later Life
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Experiencing three or more concussions is linked with worsened brain function in later life, according to major new research. Image for illustration purposes Mega Doctor News By University of Exeter Newswise — Experiencing three or more concussions is linked with worsened brain function in later life, according to major new research. The study – the largest of its kind – also found having just one moderate-to-severe concussion, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), can have a long-term impact on brain function, including memory. Led by teams at the University of Oxford and the University ..read more
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