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Blog Posts in 2017

Harlingen Medical Center Observes Colon Cancer Awareness Month with Screening and Education
Feb 17, 2017

It is the second cause of cancer related deaths in the U.S. It does not discriminate between male or female. Each year, almost 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer. But, did you know that this potentially deadly disease is up to 90% ...

Preventative Screenings Offered at Harlingen Medical Center
Feb 16, 2017

Did you know that every 40-seconds someone suffers a heart attack? Did you know that someone dies every four minutes from a heart attack? The chances of a heart attack occurring can be reduced, if not prevented all together; it can be done. And, it ...

Conference for Valley Physicians, Pharmacists, Health Professionals to be held on South Padre Island
Feb 9, 2017

A conference for all South Texas physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students and other health professionals will celebrate its 25 th anniversary this April on South Padre Island featuring a renowned ...

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Harlingen Medical Center GI Laboratory has High Marks for Screenings
Feb 2, 2017

Prevention is key. And, nowhere is that more affirmed than when you are dealing with your health. That is why Harlingen Medical Center is observing National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, this March, and is encouraging you, and your loved ones, to get ...

Harlingen Medical Center Offers Free Medical Screenings at Annual Healthy Heart Expo
Jan 24, 2017

Heart disease claims the lives of more men and women, in the U.S., than any other disease. It is sometimes referred to as the silent killer, because symptoms are hardly felt until an extreme episode occurs, such as a heart attack or stroke. But, you ...

Harlingen Medical Center Observes National Heart Month With Doc Talk Lectures
Jan 18, 2017

One in every four deaths is linked to heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease affecting Americans right now. More than 700,000 Americans will have a ...

Harlingen Medical Center Hosts Support Group To Help Surgical Weight Loss Patients Live Healthier Lives
Jan 4, 2017

Healthy living. Eating right, exercising and maintaining your walk on the path of optimum health. It's not as easy as it sounds for some people. Even for those who have had surgical weight loss (bariatric surgery) as a tool to help catapult them ...

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician To Speak at Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture
Jan 3, 2017

Do you suffer from aches and pains on your neck, shoulders, lower back; dealing with spinal cord injuries? If you are, then you should know that there are medical treatments that may be able to keep you out of the surgery room. Dr. Cynthia A. Garcia, ...