Tag: VBMC

Doctor brings advanced procedures to Valley

HARLINGEN — He started out studying plastic surgery. It only made sense. Several of Dr. Ameer Hassan’s relatives were plastic surgeons. But something just wasn’t...

Prostate cancer screenings, men’s health a cocus in November

Movember – It’s a fun take on a very serious issue for men 55 years and older. On the heels of breast cancer awareness month,...

Valley Baptist to host diabetes education events

HARLINGEN –As November and Diabetes Awareness Month approach, Valley Baptist Health System is ramping up its efforts to inform the community on the impacts...

VBMC medical forensic program advocates for abuse victims

For victims of abuse and domestic violence, the road to healing and justice can be a difficult one to travel, but Valley Baptist Medical...

TSTC Dental Hygiene produce smile changers

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff The demand for dental hygienists is on the rise across the state, especially in East and West Texas, where there...

New use of technology benefitting cardio patients at Valley Baptist

HARLINGEN —Thanks to the use of upgraded technology, interventional cardiologists at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen are getting a clearer picture than ever when it...

Valley Baptist to raise awareness on weight loss at obesity walk

BROWNSVILLE — In an effort to raise awareness regarding the health impacts obesity in our community, Valley Baptist Health System is sponsoring the annual...

Free car seat inspections offered

Valley Baptist Medical Center wants to help you make sure you’re using the car seat the right way. That’s why they will have a free car seat inspection station Saturday at the Boggus Education Pavilion parking lot. The event from 9 a.m. to noon will take place in conjunction with Safe Riders and the RGV CAR Coalition. “The first thing is we check where the child is in the vehicle and if they are in a car seat or using their seat belt,” said Yolanda Padilla, certified specialist in trauma registry and certified passenger safety technician at Valley Baptist – Harlingen.

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...