Harlingen – Harlingen Medical Center (HMC) will open its doors to the community
Saturday, May 16, 2015, and provide free medical screenings, health, and
wellness education, when it hosts the HMC Annual Ladies Day Out Health
Fair, at its Main Lobby, located at 5501 S. Expressway 77 in Harlingen,
between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
"Harlingen Medical Center is very much aware of the health care needs
of the people we serve in our community," said Manny Chacon, Director
of Marketing and Business Development at Harlingen Medical Center. "We
make every effort to meet those health care needs and this health fair
is one way we do. We host this event not only to offer complimentary medical
screenings, but also to educate the women of our community. This health
fair will include women's health related topics such as the importance
of having an annual mammogram. This May, in conjunction with Mother's
Day, we are offering our Digital Mammogram Screening for a special rate
The HMC Ladies Day Our Health Fair will feature complimentary blood pressure,
blood sugar, cholesterol, vision, and dental screenings. According to
the event coordinators, those interested in having their blood sugar checked
should be fasting at least eight-hours before having the screening completed.
"These complimentary medical screenings are an excellent opportunity
for members of our community to come in, have the screenings performed,
and gauge where their numbers stand regarding their health," said
Chacon. "Most of these screenings take only a few minutes to complete.
People will receive their results right away. They can then take these
back to their primary care physician and decide what to do next, if, they
require further medical attention."
Coordinators of the health fair indicate that they will also offer massage
therapy and education on its benefits to the body and mind. Staff from
the local Dillard's Women's Department will be on hand to offer
complimentary women's bra fittings as well. The fittings are a partnership
between the high-end store and the American Cancer Society. An illness,
coordinators of the event state, they hope to raise awareness for.
"The mammogram is one of the simplest ways to detect and battle breast
cancer," said Roy Castillo, Director of Radiology and Imaging Services
at Harlingen Medical Center. "This is why we stress the importance
of the annual screening. The health fair and special rate screening gives
us the opportunity to shed light on the illness and further enlighten
women about their health state."
In addition to the medical screenings at the HMC Annual Ladies Day Out
Health Fair, the event will feature door prizes for attendees, refreshments,
and hors d'oeuvres. The annual event is free and open to the public.
Harlingen Medical Center, via its community relations program, hosts health
fairs, wellness expos, and educational health-related lectures, throughout
the Rio Grande Valley. One of the upcoming lectures is the HMC Doc Talk
Lecture scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Medical
Office Building Conference, located at 5505 S. Expressway 77 in Harlingen.
The HMC Doc Talk Lecture featured speakers are Dr. Cynthia Garcia and Lauren
Butters Hurst. The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician; and
the Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbal Medicine and Nutrition expert, will
lead a discussion titled,
Purify and Energize: Cleansing to Feel Your Best. The two will co-present the lecture and will speak on the following topics:
- Why is your food making you sick and tired?
- Why blood sugar isn't about diabetes.
- Tips on eating for energy and vitality.
- How to clean your pantry and set you up for success.
- Meal plan ideas and recipes.
In addition, the two will offer patients the opportunity to engage in a
purchased, 10-day food based guided cleanse. They will offer one-on-one
guidance and will provide patients with the tools they require for daily
success, including e-mailed meal recipes.
To learn more about the HMC Annual Ladies Day Out Health Fair, or to RSVP
for the HMC Doc Talk Lecture, please contact the Marketing and Business
Development Department at (956) 365-1848.