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Heart of the Valley

Heart of the Valley is a KRGV initiative that focuses on a two week period, to go in-depth to illuminate one critical issue, need or cause in order to help make a positive change. From investigative news reports, to working hand in hand with local charities, to public service announcements that deliver important messages; we come together to unite the Valley towards real progress in the lives of the people who live here.

Heart of the Valley: Diabetes

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas was ranked as the most obese area in the nation. Obesity is a leading factor contributing to diabetes and diabetes-related complications. Poor eating habits and lack of education are contributors to this growing health epidemic.

The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area ranked number one in the highest percentage of obese adults, ranked number one in the percentage of diabetic adults and ranked fourth in fattest cities in America.

From March 25, 2019 to April 8, 2019, KRGV’s Heart of the Valley will address the issue of diabetes and obesity.

Over the two week period KRGV will air news stories and produce and air 30 minute programs shining a light on the problem.

All news stories about diabetes will be translated into Spanish and available on the Somos Noticias page, deliver critical information to this under-served segment of the community.

One of the half hour programs was a round table discussion with doctors and county health department officers centered on a holistic approach to healthcare including nutrition, pharmacy, behavioral, social and exercise.

KRGV will partner with a local grocery/pharmacy chains and medical offices to offer free screenings along with a mobile unit that offer screenings in local colonias. Over the two weeks, screening opportunities will be offered to our community.

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