Tag: VBMC

Educating community on warning signs during Suicide Awareness Month

HARLINGEN – Because of the stigmas still associated with mental health, suicide is a topic that can be difficult to discuss. However, such discussions are...

Valley Baptist working to educate on dangers of Sepsis

HARLINGEN — Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills more than 258,000 Americans each year, but unlike diseases such as cancer that have the...

Valley Baptist nursing school pre-entrance testing underway

HARLINGEN – When deciding which career path to take nearly 15 years ago, Amadeo Flores III had a decision to make, and he chose...

VBHS to host Breastfeeding Fair

With August serving as National Breastfeeding Month, Valley Baptist Health System is working hard to continually provide education and support on the importance of breastfeeding for newborns and mothers of the community. Those efforts will culminate with Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville’s annual breastfeeding health fair, scheduled for Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Brownsville Farmer’s Market at Linear Park. During the free event, participants will have the opportunity to receive valuable information on breastfeeding, safe practices during pregnancy, and safe baby practices in both English and Spanish, said Samantha Martinez, clinical supervisor of children’s services at Valley Baptist-Brownsville. Free glucose and blood pressure screenings will be available, in addition to free giveaways aimed at supporting new mothers on their breastfeeding journey. Read the full story at valleystar.com.

Time for exercise still important during busy back to school schedules

HARLINGEN – As local children head back to school, homework, athletics, after-school activities, and more can often lead to busier schedules for parents as...

Valley Baptist continues to share benefits of breastfeeding

HARLINGEN – With August serving as National Breastfeeding Month, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen is working hard to continually provide education and support on the...

Valley Baptist offers tips to help kids heading back to school

HARLINGEN –As parents in the Rio Grande Valley prepare to send their children back to school, changes in routine from summertime fun to the...

VBHS urging community to stay safe outdoors as sweltering summer continues

HARLINGEN – While much of the United States was gripped by a short heatwave last week, south Texas residents know that there’s no end...

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen utilizing AI in stroke treatment

HARLINGEN – From self-driving cars to millions of web searches every day, artificial intelligence is used in countless applications in everyday life. Now, Valley Baptist...

Valley Baptist-Harlingen receives quality achievement award for stroke care

HARLINGEN — In recognition of its commitment to ensuring that local stroke patients receive high-quality healthcare, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen has received the American...