Dying San Antonio mother’s heartbeat placed in teddy bears for her 3 children to hear
The nurses’ hope is that when Nathan, Noah and Isabella hear their mother’s heartbeat and feel the vibrations in the bears, they will know their mother is always with them and that her nurses’ hearts are with them, too.
Methodist Stone Oak transfers some patients due to low water pressure
SAN ANTONIO – Methodist Hospital Stone Oak is transferring some patients Wednesday night due to low water pressure on some of the hospital floors. Patients on the 4th and 5th floors of the hospital are being transferred to other Methodist facilities, a spokesperson confirmed because water pressure is limited on those floors. Therefore, current care teams will be joining transferred patients to ensure their continuity of care. Patients remaining in the hospital on lower level floors will continue to receive the highest level of care, unaffected by current water pressure challenges.”AdSAWS on Wednesday afternoon issued a boil water advisory for its customers. SAWS President and CEO Robert Puente said the boil water notice comes out of “an abundance of caution” due to low water pressure and said that only water used for drinking needed to be boiled.
Seniors may be eligible for vaccination, but it doesn’t mean doses are available in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is far outpacing supply in Bexar County, even as a majority of the region is already be eligible to be vaccinated. About 60% of the Bexar County population is estimated to fall into that second group, said Colleen Bridger, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s interim director and the city’s pandemic incident commander. And while the state data, which lags behind the actual situation on the ground, shows 31,026 of the 73,050 doses have been administered in Bexar County, that doesn’t meant the rest are up for grabs. University Health is advising patients not to show up at the vaccination site, as each person must be prescheduled. H-E-B , which had dozens of Bexar County pharmacies receive vaccine shipments, posted , which had dozens of Bexar County pharmacies receive vaccine shipments, posted an update Sunday stating its pharmacies had either already administered or scheduled the doses received so far.
Medical experts encourage annual mammogram screenings for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Every October, people across the world raise awareness for breast cancer. Moms, dads, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, friends -- all are susceptible to breast cancer. If you have breast cancer you are not alone. The health care system provides comprehensive and advanced treatment for up to 29 cancer types at the five hospitals that provide breast cancer treatment. From understanding risk factors to knowing your options for treatment, Methodist Healthcare experts can answer some of the most common questions women have about breast cancer.
Hospitals in San Antonio implement no visitor policy amid spike in COVID-19 cases
SAN ANTONIO Hospital systems in the San Antonio area are tightening up restrictions on visitors as Bexar County continues to record high rates of COVID-19. Methodist Healthcare, Baptist Health System and University Health System announced this week that they will implement a no visitor policy at hospitals. Visitor access has been tightened with the exception of those deemed necessary to a patients care. At University, visitors deemed necessary include:Up to two parents or guardians for a patient in pediatric care or NICU. At Baptist, visitors deemed necessary include:Up to two parents or guardians for a patient in pediatric care or NICU.
Seek medical help immediately if you have these stroke symptoms
SAN ANTONIO While COVID-19 has left a portion of the public in fear of getting emergency medical attention, its still critical to get the care you need when you need it. Dr. Adam Blanchette, a medical director at Methodist Healthcare, answered commonly asked questions about stroke symptoms and treatment, in the event you or someone you love encounters a medical emergency that might be a stroke. BE FAST, listed below, is the acronym to remember should you need to identify stroke symptoms in someone. Nationally, the number of people seeking emergency treatment for things other than COVID-19 is down, especially for stroke and heart attacks. Dial 9-1-1 if you or someone you know meets the "BE FAST stroke symptoms, and treat it like a medical emergency.
Eva Longoria surprised Methodist Hospital COVID-19 unit members with video chat
Superstar actress and former “Desperate Housewife” Eva Longoria surprised Methodist Hospital COVID-19 unit members, alongside Methodist Healthcare partners Sean and Claudia Elliott, with a video chat on Wednesday evening. The trio sent out a message of hope and encouragement to the unit members who were available for the surprise chat. “It didn’t take a global pandemic for us to know you are essential each and every day. I’m so lucky that you’re giving ‘us’ five minutes of your time,” commented Eva Longoria. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
Don’t wait to be seen for a medical emergency, health care officials warn
SAN ANTONIO – While the community continues to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s also important to seek a medical professional in a medical emergency. Dr. Paul Hancock, chief medical officer at Methodist Healthcare, pointed out that its emergency rooms are seeing fewer patients due to “fear” surrounding the coronavirus. "We are seeing fewer heart-related illnesses, fewer strokes,” Hancock said. Anyone who enters into patient care areas will be carefully screened, and masks provided to those who need them. Please do not wait to be seen during a medical emergency.
5 tips for raising heart-healthy kids
Here are five tips for raising a heart-healthy child during these difficult times:Be a role model for your kids. Parents, it’s important to be a positive role model for your young ones. It may be hard to come up with kids activities at home, but try to limit their screen time for video games, computers and TVs. Planning out meals together will help develop healthy eating habits kids can carry into adulthood. For more healthy tips, visit sahealth.com.
Cornyn: Coronavirus Evacuees to be Tested on Base, Away from Civilians
The first round of coronavirus evacuees at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland were released on Thursday after completing a two-week mandatory quarantine. Of the 91 evacuees, one remains in treatment at a local hospital. The patient was transferred out of Methodist Texsan Hospital on Thursday for continued treatment at an area hospital, Methodist Healthcare said in a statement. The release of evacuees comes amid controversy surrounding their admission to civilian hospitals in San Antonio after arriving for quarantine on the Air Force base. Cornyn said that while people are concerned with how coronavirus evacuees are being treated in the U.S., his biggest concern is how China has mishandled this situation.Because China is afraid of being given bad press, they have simply shut down and are not being transparent, he said.therivardreport.com