Front line physician prepared for pandemic

HARLINGEN — He’s taken the road less traveled, and it’s paying off — for many. Dr. Christopher Romero is on the COVID-19 front lines at...

New test checks for antibodies, resistance to COVID-19

HARLINGEN — A new test can tell you if a mild COVID-19 infection may have powered up your immune system with antibodies. The University of...

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...

Spiritual communities show appreciation through “Adopt a Unit” program at VBMC

As teams at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen continue to provide vital healthcare to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic, local spiritual organizations have banded...

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...

Virtual Fitness: Harlingen Parks and Rec to have gift card giveaway

HARLINGEN — Although the coronavirus pandemic has caused changes for some people’s exercise routines, fitness enthusiasts are able to do workout classes from their...

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...

Expert: Blood oxygenation level determines severity of virus patients

If COVID-19 has severely depleted your oxygen level, get to the hospital immediately. The virus has so overloaded local hospitals they can only accept the most severe cases, said Dr. Ameer Hassan, head of the neuroscience department at Valley Baptist Medical Center. “You don’t need to be in the hospital if you have COVID symptoms,” Hassan said. “You only need to be in the hospital if your oxygenation level is low. If you need oxygen, it’s recommended you get admitted.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

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...