Valley Baptist continues to promote stroke education on World Stroke Day

As World Stroke Day – observed on Thursday, October 29 – fast approaches, Valley Baptist Health System is encouraging the community to learn more...

Valley Baptist Abuse Response Team serves as advocate for Valley’s vulnerable

HARLINGEN – For victims of abuse and domestic violence, the road to healing and justice can be a difficult one to travel, but Valley...

Joint Healing: Orthopedic program relieves suffering for many

HARLINGEN — They come in grimacing with pain. They leave with smiles on their faces, thanks to the physicians, nurses and other medical personnel at...

Valley Baptist highlights importance of mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Valley Baptist Health System is raising awareness throughout the Rio Grande Valley community about prevention and treatment. In...

Spreading awareness: What you should know about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the world. Detecting the cancer early improves the odds of survival and can ultimately prevent more extensive...

Tales of Bravery: Breast cancer survivors share experiences

HARLINGEN — Elizabeth Martinez-Gonzalez was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32. Martinez-Gonzalez, 51, said the moment she was told she had cancer, she...

Police officers share breast cancer awareness

HARLINGEN — The beginning of October brings more than fall leaves and pumpkin patches. It is an opportunity to pay homage to breast cancer...

Families urged to continue COVID precautions as children return to school

With children throughout the Rio Grande Valley returning to in-person classroom instruction, local healthcare providers are urging the community to continue to utilize best...

High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid ‘twindemic’

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the U.S. and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope...

Now is the time: Free flu shot vouchers won’t last long

It’s different this year due to the pandemic, but free flu shot vouchers are still available through a partnership between United Way of Southern...

Doctors turn to radio to educate community on dangers of delaying cardiac care

Valley Baptist Physician Network is turning to the radio waves as another means of reaching local residents who are coping with cardiac conditions but...

Health Experts: Flu vaccinations critical as COVID-19 continues into flu season

With the first “cold” front of 2020 already in the books, local residents may be turning to thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes and sweater...

CDC offers tips on continuing to take precautions against COVID-19

As the numbers of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19 continue to drop throughout the Rio Grande Valley, local health experts are urging...

Child vaccinations plummet: Health chief says get the kids immunized now

Cameron County children are way behind on their shots, probably because their parents are wary of going to doctors offices and clinics because of...

Valley Baptist works to educate community on dangers of Sepsis

HARLINGEN & BROWNSVILLE — Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills nearly 270,000 Americans each year, but unlike diseases such as cancer that have...

Valley Baptist Health System Continues with Rigorous COVID-SAFETY Standards Local Physicians Urge Community not...

HARLINGEN & BROWNSVILLE – As Valley Baptist Health System remains laser-focused on efforts to ensure that local residents continue to have access to high-quality...

Pandemic Pregnancies: Expectant mothers learn to accommodate to COVID-19 restrictions

HARLINGEN — First time mothers usually hope to have their husbands at every doctor’s appointment and have a baby shower with every family member. But...

Valley Baptist participating in clinical trials that may benefit COVID-19 patients

As health officials and local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen is participating in a clinical...

Healthiest city again: Harlingen, Los Fresnos win challenge

HARLINGEN — Once again, the Valley is being awarded for being healthy. The City of McAllen, the City of Harlingen, and Los Fresnos were all...

Healthiest city again: Harlingen, Los Fresnos win challenge

HARLINGEN — Once again, the Valley is being awarded for being healthy. The City of McAllen, the City of Harlingen, and Los Fresnos were all...

Mental health frontlines; Health workers see rise in patient anxiety

For nearly five months, Rio Grande Valley residents have been working hard to maintain jobs, families, and health while COVID-19 infections and the necessary...

VRMC names new chief operating officer

Valley Regional Medical Center on Friday named Lauren Davis as the hospital’s chief operating officer and said she will assume her new role today. “Lauren’s...

Valley Baptist urging recovered COVID-19 patients to take part in plasma programs

As local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, area physicians are urging those who have recovered from COVID-19 infection to...

Health officials warn of pandemic’s mental toll

EDINBURG — As the pandemic prepares to stretch into its fifth month and cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported at record highs, local...

Local health experts urge vigilance as COVID-19 pandemic continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, local health officials are urging the community to continue personal safety measures as a means to combat the spread...

Doctors calm maternity fears amid pandemic

HARLINGEN — Once again, yes, it’s safe to go to the hospital, when you’re having a stroke, a heart attack or … a baby. Every...

New Medicare Part D model improves affordability of insulin

By Diana Ramirez, Special to the Herald Diabetes is one of the costliest health problems in America. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that health...

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

With June officially serving as Men’s Health Awareness Month, there is no better time for men who normally put their own health on the...

Dentists charging extra for infection control

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News After nearly two months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to...

Valley Baptist offering women’s healthcare services during pandemic

HARLINGEN — While pregnancy and childbirth are most often joyous times when families prepare to welcome a new addition to the world, the recent...