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Preventative Screenings Offered at Harlingen Medical Center

Preventative Screenings Offered at Harlingen Medical Center

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Harlingen – 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 begins with a…

Free Seminars Detail Options for Losing Weight

Free Seminars Detail Options for Losing Weight

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  HARLINGEN – For Valley residents looking for options to lose weight during the new year, Valley Baptist Medical Center holds free “Introduction to Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Options” patient information seminars in Harlingen on the first and second Tuesdays of the month. Upcoming dates for these free seminars…

New Surgeons Favor Minimally-Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

New Surgeons Favor Minimally-Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

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  HARLINGEN – Dr. Mark Morales and Dr. Mark Bielefeld, new Cardiovascular Surgeons in Harlingen and Brownsville, are performing minimally-invasive surgeries to replace heart valves at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and Brownsville. The minimally-invasive approach to the surgery uses smaller incisions and doesn’t require cutting the patient’s breast…

Minimally-invasive Heart Valve Surgery Being Performed in Harlingen

Minimally-invasive Heart Valve Surgery Being Performed in Harlingen

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  HARLINGEN –   A minimally-invasive surgery to replace heart valves is now being performed at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and Brownsville. Dr. Mark Morales, a new Cardiovascular Surgeon in Harlingen and Brownsville, said the minimally-invasive surgery uses smaller incisions and doesn’t require cutting the patient’s breast bone (sternum).…

Inpatient Rehab Unit Benefits Valley Patients

Inpatient Rehab Unit Benefits Valley Patients

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  HARLINGEN – An Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen is focusing on intensive therapy and restorative care for Valley patients, with the goal being to increase patients’ level of functioning before they return home. Care of patients in the Valley Baptist Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is…

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services Available at Valley Baptist Medical Center

Inpatient  Rehabilitation Services Available at Valley Baptist Medical Center

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HARLINGEN  – An Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen is benefiting patients who are recovering after a stroke, joint replacement surgery, hip fracture, heart surgery, brain injury, or amputation; as well as those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, and other conditions. The…

“Lights for Life” and Santa Kick Off Holiday Season Tuesday, Dec. 1 in Harlingen

“Lights for Life” and Santa Kick Off Holiday Season Tuesday, Dec. 1 in Harlingen

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HARLINGEN – Valley residents and their families are invited to “jump start” the holiday season at a “Lights for Life” celebration to be held on Tuesday evening, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. outside the East Tower entrance of Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen (entrance of hospital off Treasure Hills Blvd.) The…

Knowing Warning Signs of “Brain Attacks” Stressed on “World Stroke Day”

Knowing Warning Signs of “Brain Attacks” Stressed on “World Stroke Day”

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HARLINGEN – Having more people – including in a special way, more women — learn the warning signs for a “brain attack” is one of the main goals of “World Stroke Day,” which was observed internationally as well as locally, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and Brownsville on…

Free Diabetes Walk, Screenings Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31st

Free Diabetes Walk, Screenings Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31st

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HARLINGEN – A free “Walk in the Park” Diabetes Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 (Halloween Day) at 8 a.m. at Lon C. Hill / Fair Park, 1402 Fair Park Blvd. in Harlingen. Free screenings, along with registration, will begin at 7 a.m. that morning. At the walk,…

Neonatal Memorial Service to be Held in Valley

Neonatal Memorial Service to be Held in Valley

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HARLINGEN  – Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen extends an invitation to a memorial service to parents who are experiencing loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. The special service will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at Valley Baptist-Harlingen, on the first floor of the hospital (through…

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