Methodist Hospital
February 02, 2022

The South Texas Medical Center will be brighter this February as Methodist Hospital, located on Floyd Curl Drive, lights its exterior red in awareness of heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the nation. Many of the conditions and behaviors that affect someone’s risk for heart disease include obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, and unhealthy eating patterns. While genetic factors do play a part in cardiovascular disease, 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.

Simple lifestyle changes can make a big impact when it comes to heart health:

  • Quit smoking
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Know your numbers (cholesterol and blood pressure)
  • Screen for diabetes
  • Get active
  • Eat smart
  • Stress less
  • Sleep more

Among the many efforts Methodist Hospital is implementing throughout February to raise community awareness for heart disease, lighting the campus red serves as a simple reminder to keep heart health top-of-mind.

To learn more about the cardiovascular care offered at Methodist Hospital or to find a physician, visit our cardiology page.