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Maintaining positive mental health during holidays key to overall health

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As COVID cases throughout the Rio Grande Valley continue to decline from surge levels and area residents shift their attention to the holidays, health...

Taking the helm: Valleyite takes charge for stroke prevention

HARLINGEN — One life saved, and that makes all her work worthwhile. “People always tell me, ‘Oh, by the way, my friend had a stroke...

COVID-19 vaccines for children starting locally

COVID-19 vaccines for children are headed to local pharmacies, and some will start vaccinating children locally as early as Saturday. Walgreens will begin Saturday administering...

Exercise a key factor in stroke prevention

HARLINGEN — Strike first, strike hard, no mercy on stroke. That’s what physicians around the world are telling people Friday as part of World Stroke...

VBHS diabetes centers offer hope, education to local patients

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It is a disease with symptoms that often begin so mildly that it can go unnoticed for years. Left untreated and unchecked, diabetes can ravage...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month emphasis early screening, detection

HARLINGEN – Sheer terror. The moment someone hears the word “breast cancer”, the breath freezes, a gust of adrenalin shoots through the body, and the...

Rotary sponsors walk against polio

HARLINGEN — “End Polio Now.” Those three words said it all for the volunteers who took a walk Saturday morning around Harlingen Lake. About 30 volunteers...

Photo Gallery: Breast Cancer Walk

Backed by U.S Customs and Border Patrol and the Port of Brownsville, law enforcement officers and first responders from across the region walked together...

Valley Baptist promoting stroke education World Stroke Day

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

Health officials weary of busy flu season

As the 2020-2021 flu season begins, Walgreens Flu Index indicates flu activity is up 23% across the nation compared to last flu season as...
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