Brownsville, TX, June 16, 2017 — National Men’s Health Month is observed each year in June. This year, to raise public awareness about the importance of men’s health and to encourage men to lead healthier lives through early detection and treatment of diseases, the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services and Texas Oncology, invited us to “Wear One for Your Sweetie” today.

On this day, it is encouraged to wear a BLUE TIE as a symbol of the importance of encouraging men to make healthier life choices, schedule annual checks-ups with their physician, and be informed of health issues that affect them such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and others.

Wives, mothers, daughters, aunts and sisters play a pivotal role in recognizing and preventing men’s health issues and were encouraged to partake by also wearing a BLUE TIE as men’s health affect entire families.

In Cameron County, it is estimated that nearly 1,000 men will be diagnosed with a form of cancer this year, with a third resulting in death. Together we can help increase awareness and promote a healthier Cameron County!

 

About Valley Regional Medical Center

Valley Regional Medical Center is conveniently located at the corner of Expressway 77 and Alton Gloor Boulevard in Brownsville.  With physicians representing over 25 specialties, Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality programs, including advanced diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiac catheterization, open-heart surgery, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, women’s services, pediatric services and neonatal intensive care. Valley Regional Medical is a nationally accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center and our Emergency Department is designated as an Advanced Level III Trauma Center treating a wide range of emergent needs 24 hours a day. For more information on Valley Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, visit our website at www.valleyregionalmedicalcenter.com.

 

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.