At The South Texas Health System Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

Veteran Has a (Healthy) Change of Heart

November 9, 2021

After multiple heart attacks, Richard Green is getting back to the adventurous life he loves thanks to the South Texas Health System Heart Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Medical Emergency? We Have You Covered

October 13, 2021

When you or a loved one has a medical issue that requires immediate care, it’s important to know where to go.

Falls Are on the Rise — Here’s What You Can Do

September 27, 2021

Older adults are at the greatest risk for falls, which can be life-altering and impair your independence. Follow these tips to help lower your risk.

Surgery Without the Scar

September 22, 2021

LESS surgery (or laparo-endoscopic single-site hysterectomy surgery) is considered an evolution in laparoscopic surgery.

Get Ready to Act Fast In an Emergency

August 30, 2021

Knowing what to do when someone is bleeding uncontrollably just might make the difference between life and death.

The Downside of Sunshine – Understanding UV Rays

August 4, 2021

While summer is great in the Rio Grande Valley, it is not the time to be careless when it comes to protecting your skin.

Learn How to STOP THE BLEED®

July 28, 2021

Community members who complete the training program are able to take on a critical role before the patient makes it to the emergency room.

How to Reduce Stress In Challenging Times

December 8, 2020

Get self-care tips to manage your stress and improve your quality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Not All Stroke Centers Are Created Equally

September 2, 2020

When it comes to experiencing a possible stroke, minutes matter. And when it comes to stroke care, 42-year-old Alfredo Sanchez will tell you, going to the right place matters.

From a Troublesome Pregnancy to a Flawless Delivery

August 25, 2020

Just 14 weeks into her pregnancy, Sonia Montemayor was experiencing excessive bleeding. She turned to the doctors at South Texas Health System Clinics for help.

Certified Stroke Care, Close to Home

May 21, 2020

South Texas Health System McAllen was recently designated as the Upper Valley’s first and only DNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

How to Donate Plasma to Help Others

May 19, 2020

In the midst of treating COVID-19 patients, surgeon Luis Reyes contracted the virus. Now back at work, he is helping others by donating his plasma.

A Miraculous Recovery

May 17, 2020

The first critically ill COVID-19 patient was recently released from South Texas Health System McAllen after being hospitalized for 21 days.

Honoring Our #HealthcareHeroes

May 15, 2020

Light-up events show appreciation for frontline workers. There’s amazing unity between hospital staff, first responders and patients to beat the virus. Just watch!

Thanks for Your Support

May 14, 2020

See a list of the organizations who have supported South Texas Health System since the COVID-19 outbreak began.