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McAllen native exits troublesome past to author book

McAllen native Israel Hernandez spent his summers in elementary and junior high working in fields as a migrant farm worker. He traveled to farms across the country with his mother.  He picked all kinds of produce: strawberries, blueberries, watermelons. He remembers picking corn one day in Illinois at the age of 13, pausing and telling his mother that he wasn’t going to spend the rest of his life toiling in a field. “I told her, ‘Mom, you know what? I don’t want to do this all my life, I don’t want to do this’’ Hernandez, now 49, said. “And then she told me, ‘OK son, I know, just keep moving forward.’” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Health equity is key to preventing ravaging effects of pandemics

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, Special to the Herald Some of the first high profile cases of COVID-19 positives included the rich and famous. Senators, professional athletes...

CDC, health officials recommend face coverings as protection from COVID-19

As government agencies and local health departments discuss large scale measures to slow the rate of Coronavirus infections in the United States, local health...

Childbirth in the time of coronavirus

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Karin Hall, a nurse, enjoyed roaming around her prepared childbirth classes at Edinburg Regional Medical Center, teaching expecting partners various birthing exercises and massages. Now she's unable to walk around those classrooms, unable to work with those expecting parents in person. Hall taught her first online class in March, where several expecting partners connected with her through Zoom, a video conferencing app. The registered nurse says hosting childbirth preparedness classes has never been more important. Giving birth to a child is stressful for many couples, and doing so in the midst of a pandemic only adds to that anxiety. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Maintaining good mental health key during COVID-19 situation

HARLINGEN –As health and government officials both locally and throughout the nation continue to address the situation surrounding COVID-19, health experts are reminding the...

Patient experience for new mothers key to Valley Baptist-Brownsville upgrades

While giving birth to a healthy baby is usually the top priority for moms-to-be, both ambiance and comfort often play large roles in a...

Eddie Lucio Jr. falls short of percentage for clear win

Before all the returns were in from Hidalgo County late Tuesday, it appeared District 27 State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. might be able to...

Patient experience for new moms key to Valley Baptist-Brownsville upgrades

While giving birth to a healthy baby is usually the top priority for moms-to-be, both ambiance and comfort often play large roles in a...

Differences, similarities striking between printmaking styles of Mexico, China in IMAS exhibit

BY NANCY MOYER“The Fifth Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial of Printmaking” offers surprises along with a treasure-trove of aesthetic pleasures. This year, China was invited to...

Public invited to prayer gathering

The community is invited to join local pastors and congregations in a Prayer for Peacemakers on Saturday morning in Brownsville. The event will be held...