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San Benito Man Thankful for Organ Donation -- and for Doctors and Nurses at Harlingen Medical Center
Apr 19, 2016

Victor Blanco of San Benito, who received a kidney transplant three years ago, recently returned to Harlingen Medical Center to thank the doctors and nurses for his initial care when he was first diagnosed with kidney disease. With Victor are Amy ...

"Singing Volunteer" Helps Cheer Up Patients at Harlingen Medical Center
Apr 12, 2016

Harlingen – When a patient has to be in the hospital, their stay is made brighter by caring doctors, attentive nurses and other healthcare workers – and in some cases by a volunteer who will sing the patient's favorite inspirational ...

For Valley Diabetes Patients, Taking Care of Wounds can Prevent Tragic Amputations
Apr 1, 2016

Harlingen – For diabetes patients in the Valley, taking a few simple steps – such as checking their feet for abnormalities and seeking early treatment for any wounds – can save them from potential tragic complications, such as ...

Wound Care Specialist Opens New Office in Harlingen to Treat Diabetes, Other Patients with Foot Problems
Mar 31, 2016

Harlingen – Dr. Luis R. Venegas, DPM, ABPM, a podiatrist, opened a new office in Harlingen to treat patients with foot problems – including many diabetes patients in the Valley who may develop wounds on their feet which are difficult to ...

Screening for Colon Cancer Saving Lives at Harlingen's 1st Certified Gastrointestinal Lab
Mar 17, 2016

With March being national colorectal cancer awareness month, Harlingen Medical Center is helping to save the lives of Valley patients by offering colonoscopy screenings in Cameron County's first gastrointestinal lab to be certified by the ...

Harlingen Medical Center Helping to Save Lives With Community Blood Drive
Mar 10, 2016

Imagine helping to save the life of a total stranger without even being present when it happens. Imagine being called a hero. You can make that happen. All you have to do is sit back and donate blood. Harlingen Medical Center is giving Rio Grande ...

Help for shoulder pain available at Harlingen Medical Center
Mar 3, 2016

Harlingen – Shoulder pain. In some cases it can be so excruciating that the patient can hardly move or sleep. But, the good news is – treatment is available to help you regain your everyday physical activity, without pain. Dr. Cynthia ...

National Heart Month Observance Continues at Harlingen Medical Center With Latest Doc Talk Lecture
Feb 18, 2016

Harlingen – Cardiac patients say it feels like their heart is banging against their chest. They feel light-headed, weak, nauseated, as if they are gasping for air. Others say they had no symptoms at all, but, discovered an abnormal heartbeat ...

National Heart Month Brings Special Screenings to Harlingen Medical Center
Feb 11, 2016

When you suffer heart failure or a heart attack, there is a slight possibility that you may require further treatment of the heart after the episode. For some, the heart may be too weak to undergo further treatment. The good news is there's a ...

Harlingen Medical Center Offers Free Medical Screenings at Annual Healthy Heart Expo
Feb 4, 2016

Harlingen – 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 ...

Harlingen Medical Center Observes National Heart Month With Doc Talk Lectures
Jan 28, 2016

Harlingen – 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 ...

Harlingen Medical Center Gives Patients the Support They Need to Live With World's Smallest Heart Pump
Jan 18, 2016

Harlingen – He is feeling well and enjoying the company of his family today. But, Guadalupe Hernandez, 88, of Santa Rosa, was not always doing that well. The husband, father and grandfather was experiencing chest pain and other symptoms that ...

Harlingen Medical Center Offers Surgical Weight Loss Information Seminar
Jan 14, 2016

Harlingen – Losing weight. It is not an easy task to accomplish. It takes a sincere commitment, on your behalf, to eat healthier, exercise, and make healthier choices for yourself. This commitment begins with making the conscious decision that ...

Harlingen Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon to Speak About Advancements in Total Knee & Hip Replacement
Jan 7, 2016

Harlingen – If you, or someone you know, experience pain when you walk, cannot bend your knee or hip, experience knee or hip pain while you rest, you are not alone. More than one million Americans are expected to undergo a joint replacement in ...

Harlingen Medical Center Recipient of Loving Gift
Dec 31, 2015

Harlingen – They quilt to show their support for their community. They quilt so that families can share the warmth of love with their children. They quilt to demonstrate their support for couples who lose a child. And, they quilt to continue ...

Harlingen Medical Center Helps Make Life Better For Breast Cancer Survivors
Dec 24, 2015

Harlingen – True happiness and true fulfillment come when you give of your life in some way to others. It is a statement that falls in alignment with the Christmas spirit. One Rio Grande Valley woman works relentlessly to give of herself by way ...

Harlingen Medical Center Recognized as Top 10% in Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services by Healthgrades
Dec 17, 2015

Harlingen, TX – Orthopedic care at Harlingen Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by lowest risk-adjusted complications, according to this year's evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping ...

Harlingen Medical Center Earns Top Performer Recognition from The Joint Commission
Dec 10, 2015

Harlingen – It usually starts slowly, with mild pain, or discomfort, right at the center of the chest. When it's happening, many are not sure what is happening simply because the pain or discomfort can come and go. But, these symptoms may ...

Harlingen Medical Center Senior Care Program Ensuring a Good Stay for Patients
Dec 3, 2015

Harlingen – When you're a patient at Harlingen Medical Center it's nice to know that you are receiving the best quality and compassionate care available. And, it it's nice to know that loved ones who visit you are also being taken ...

Harlingen Medical Center Volunteer Retires From South Texas to Serve in California
Nov 26, 2015

Harlingen – When you meet Zoila Rolon, 83, you see a nice, gentle grandmother, mother, sister, and friend. But, you have no idea just how incredible of a human being she is – until you sit down with her for a cup of coffee and hear her ...

Harlingen Medical Center Offers Community Education About World's Smallest Heart Pump
Nov 13, 2015

Harlingen – If you suffer from heart disease – you may be at risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. If you suffer from advanced heart disease and require the re-opening of arteries, blocked because of plaque buildup, known as ...

Harlingen Medical Center Educates Community on Diabetes & Heart Disease
Nov 10, 2015

Harlingen – It is common knowledge that when you suffer from diabetes your body will experience uncommon sensations. Is more likely to develop skin infections. And, is more susceptible to develop an abscess. Diabetes can fester more serious ...

Harlingen Medical Center Making Life Better for Breast Cancer Survivors Via Charity Golf Tournament
Nov 2, 2015

Harlingen – Breast Cancer. It is a disease that can alter the life of a woman, the life of her husband, her children, her family and friends. It is a disease that can take her life away too – if left untreated. But, thanks to preventative ...

Harlingen Medical Center Earns Path to Excellence Award for Commitment to Improving the Patient Experience
Sep 21, 2015

Harlingen – Healthcare is undergoing an evolution. It can be seen in hospitals across the country. And, right here at home, it's no different. The award-winning and nationally recognized Harlingen Medical Center continues to earn ...

Harlingen Medical Center Orthopedic Center Earns Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval
Jun 25, 2015

Harlingen – "When I came in for surgery I was in serious pain," said Patricia Buttery, former Orthopedic Center patient at Harlingen Medical Center. "All I wanted was for this pain, in my knee, to go away, so that I could get ...

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