Surgical Weight Loss Program to offer information

HARLINGEN – Losing weight. It is not an easy task to accomplish. It takes a sincere commitment, on your behalf, to eat healthier, exercise,...

Dr. Todd Shenkenberg named Physician of the Year

HARLINGEN – Dr. Todd Shenkenberg, Oncologist, has been named the 2015 “Physician of the Year” for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen.Since coming to the Valley...

Take a Challenge!

Recent research studies show that a bit of peer pressure and small cash incentives help people lose weight.A study published in the Annals of...

Part III: The railroad’s first freight and passengers; meeting Lon C. Hill

BY NORMAN ROZEFF EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third part in an ongoing series on Sam Robertson. The other parts can be found at www.valleystar.com.As...

Keeping our compass heading true in the New Year ahead

“Ring out the false, ring in the true.”Alfred Lord TennysonWhile thinking about writing this article, I reminisced about my flying days in the Air...

Jude and his wonderful smile

Jude had been in room 623 for over two years. He had come from a PPCD unit (preschool program for children with disabilities) but...

The Best Landscape Designer

BY LAUREN OLBETERYou are the best landscape designer – for your own yard, that is. Nobody knows your likes and dislikes better than you...

Health insurance enrollment event to be held this Saturday

HARLINGEN – Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen will hold a free event to help Valley residents enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care...

Doc Talk: Total knee, hip replacement

HARLINGEN – If you, or someone you know, experience pain when you walk, cannot bend your knee or hip, experience knee or hip pain...

Brussels sprouts 101: Nutrition-packed and versatile

Nutrition: Each sprout contains 10 calories; that adds up to 38 calories per cup. Brussels sprouts contain three times the vitamin C of oranges;...