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2017

Blog Posts in 2017

Wound Care Specialist Treats Diabetes, And Helps Patients Take Back Their Lives
Apr 3, 2017

Living with diabetes can be a challenge. It can impact your life in ways you never imagined – including impeding your mobility; and, more specifically it can affect your feet. People who suffer from diabetes have been known to develop wounds on ...

National Foot Care Awareness Month Observed at Harlingen Medical Center: Diabetic Foot Hygiene, What You Need to Know
Mar 30, 2017

Diabetes. It affects so many people in the Rio Grande Valley. It can affect your health in so many ways – your kidneys, your heart, your vision, and/or your feet. Most Podiatrists will agree that you have to take care of your health when you ...

Harlingen Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women's Choice Award® One of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care
Mar 22, 2017

Harlingen Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Harlingen Medical Center ...

Donating Blood is Actually Healthy For You: Harlingen Medical Center Hosts Community Blood Drive
Mar 16, 2017

Donating blood is a gift of life for the recipient, but, did you know there are perks to donating blood – for you, the donor? There are! According to medical research, when you donate blood – you increase the blood flow in your body, you ...

Las Vegas speaker / rapper "Dr. Z-Dogg" to headline conference for Valley physicians, health professionals
Mar 7, 2017

Special Event to be held on South Padre Island April 28-29 He’s a doctor, a motivational speaker, a singer / rapper, and he’s funny. He’s “Z-Dogg, MD”, also known as Dr. Zubin Damania -- and he is coming to the Valley ...

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Harlingen Medical Center GI Laboratory has High Marks for Screenings
Mar 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 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, ...