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Nurturing drops: DHR Health begins new breast milk study to aid premature babies

EDINBURG — Weighing in at a grand total of two pounds seven ounces, little 12-day old Rebekah Espinosa finds herself at the forefront of a study at DHR Health Women’s Hospital that may ultimately help micro premature babies like her make it home from the hospital sooner and be healthier when they get there.

Valley Baptist Health System Continues to Promote Stroke Education During Stroke Awareness Month

With May serving as National Stroke Awareness Month in the United States, local health experts are saying there’s no time like the present for...

Coping mechanisms: Activities, techniques at forefront of combating RGV’s pandemic stresses

DONNA — While the COVID-19 pandemic may not be over, the Rio Grande Valley has come a long way from those first days and weeks when the coronavirus sent fear and panic rippling through our community.

Hassan named president of international neurologist society

HARLINGEN – Mechanical thrombectomy. The name sounds scary, but this revolutionary new technique is saving lives by removing blood clots from arteries. Dr. Ameer Hassan, head...

Doctor gives advice as allergy season hits Rio Grande Valley

BROWNSVILLE — Blooming flowers, budding trees, and blustery winds are often the hallmarks of springtime in the Rio Grande Valley. But for many local residents,...

Valley Baptist prepares to observe National Doctors’ Day

Valley Baptist Health System plans to celebrate National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion.

New Neuro ICU at Valley Baptist improves outcomes

HARLINGEN – People with brain injuries now have access to new treatments thanks to a new unit designed specifically for that purpose.

Despite extensive efforts, Valley again tops most obese list

An annual list of the nation’s most overweight cities was released Monday and, once again, the Rio Grande Valley has topped the list. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission...

Maintaining positive mental health during holidays key to overall health

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

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...