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Internet Crimes Against Children a Topic for Child Abuse Conference

Internet Crimes Against Children a Topic for Child Abuse Conference

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SOUTH  PADRE  ISLAND – Internet crimes against children – as well as child abuse prevention, intervention and investigation in the Valley – will be addressed during the Rio Grande Valley Seminar in Forensic Sciences, which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Nov. 6 at the Isla Grand Beach…

Sexual Assault in Schoold to be Addressed at Valley Conference on Child Abuse

Sexual Assault in  Schoold to be Addressed  at Valley Conference on Child Abuse

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Child abuse prevention, intervention and investigation in the Valley – including sexual assault in schools – will be addressed during the 12th Annual Rio Grande Valley Seminar in Forensic Sciences, which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Nov. 6 at the Isla Grand Beach…

Sleep Apnea No Laughing Matter

Sleep Apnea No Laughing Matter

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HARLINGEN – A new neurologist / neuro-hospitalist at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Raza Khan, recently spoke on how patients who have moderate to severe sleep apnea are at increased risk for suffering a stroke or “brain attack.” Dr. Khan said sleep apnea is a serious condition — but that…

Sleep Problems Can Increase Risk of “Brain Attacks”

Sleep Problems Can Increase Risk of “Brain Attacks”

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HARLINGEN – Sleep apnea which disrupts a person’s ability to get a good night’s sleep can also increase their risk of suffering a stroke or “brain attack.” That was the message of a new neurologist / neuro-hospitalist at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Raza L. Khan, who recently spoke on…

School of Vocational Nursing Training Nurses for the Valley

School of Vocational Nursing Training Nurses for the Valley

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HARLINGEN – A School of Vocational Nursing at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen is celebrating its 58th anniversary and gearing up for a new class by offering pre-entrance testing for prospective nursing students through September 22. The Valley Baptist Medical Center School of Vocational Nursing offers a comprehensive full-year…

Getting Treatment for Blockages in Legs Critical for Valley Patients

Getting Treatment for Blockages in Legs Critical for Valley Patients

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HARLINGEN – Medical treatment for blockages in the blood vessels in the legs can be life-saving for many patients. That was the message of Dr. Farley Neasman, Interventional Cardiologist, who recently gave a presentation about patients who have pain or discomfort when walking. These patients should be checked for blockages…

Treatment Available for Pain from Walking

Treatment Available for Pain from Walking

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HARLINGEN – For some Valley residents, just walking or standing can be painful. In some cases, this pain may be caused by blockages in the blood vessels in the legs – and treatment is available which could potentially help save the person’s life or a limb. Dr. Farley Neasman, Interventional…

Valley Baptist Pioneers Medical Advancements in Valley

Valley Baptist Pioneers Medical Advancements in Valley

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HARLINGEN – Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has pioneered many medical advancements in the Valley. Recently, readers of the Valley Morning Star selected Valley Baptist-Harlingen as “Best Hospital” and for having “Best Rehabilitation Services” and the “Best Diet Center” in the Harlingen area, during the newspaper’s annual “Best of…

Valley Baptist Has Provided Life-saving Hospital Care for 90 Years

Valley Baptist Has Provided Life-saving Hospital Care for 90 Years

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HARLINGEN – As Cameron County’s largest hospital, Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has been serving Valley residents for 90 years, pioneering many types of life-saving heart and stroke procedures, joint replacement  / orthopedic surgeries, women’s and children’s services, minimally-invasive surgeries, and other medical advancements in the Valley. Recently, readers…

Valley Baptist Medical Center Holds “Specialty Certification” for Knee and Hip Surgery

Valley Baptist Medical Center  Holds “Specialty Certification” for Knee and Hip Surgery

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HARLINGEN – Patients from across the country have come to the Valley to have a knee or replacement with Dr. Rick Bassett, a nationally-known orthopedic surgeon and medical director of Valley Baptist Medical Center’s specially-certified Joint Replacement Program in Harlingen. Recently a national accrediting organization for healthcare organizations, the Joint…