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Mother, sons make Easter baskets for local kids

HARLINGEN — The children at Valley Haven are waking up to a trove of treasures and fun as they celebrate Easter away from home.

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...

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.

Seeking their path: Nursing students taking on real responsibilities

HARLINGEN — COVID sunk the world into a terrifying nightmare two years ago, and from that tragic occurrence has arisen new directions for many. Out...

Taking on challenges: Nurse teaching students about life and trade

HARLINGEN — She didn’t go looking for nursing, but it found her. Sandra Gallardo was enjoying a life of health and happiness with her husband...

Local expert stresses importance of diet, exercise during Heart Month

In the COVID-19 world, heart health is more important than ever. That’s why the American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Charles Mild and...

Senior Santa: Hospital delivers gifts to nursing homes

For the 14th year, residents of Brownsville-area nursing homes will receive gifts this holiday season thanks to the generosity of employees at Valley Baptist...

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...

VBHS diabetes centers offer hope, education to local patients

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...