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Some Good News on Health When Everything Seems Bad

We cannot deny the devastating impacts of the pandemic. The pandemic has changed how we work, learn, and of course, socialize.
However, even during the midst of the pandemic, there are still positive health trends worth celebrating. Here are some recent health trends from Harvard Health to give us some good news, when everything seems bad
• Death related to Alzheimer’s

FCCI Teams Up with Orange Park Medical Center for Cardiology Fellowship Program

First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) is a proud partner of Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) in creating a cardiology fellowship program that trains the future generation of cardiologists.

The OPMC Cardiology fellowship program was established in 2018, and proudly just graduated its first class of fully trained cardiology fellows; Drs. Areen Al-Taie and Waqas Siddiqui. Both of these physicians went

Eating Healthy on a Budget

It seems like most people are always looking for a way to eat healthier. But it can be difficult to achieve a healthy diet when you’re constantly on the go with work, school, and family obligations. But eating healthier doesn’t have to be a heavy burden on you — or your wallet! We’ve rounded up a few simple meal

A Heart-Healthy Choice: Cinnamon

Cinnamon may sometimes have a bad reputation, as it is usually accompanied with sugary deserts. However, cinnamon is surprisingly one of the most potent antioxidant sources on the planet.

Replacing salt with cinnamon can spice up your meals and provide a myriad of health benefits. While it might not directly lower cholesterol levels, cinnamon may help the body metabolize cholesterol

Orange Park Medical Center Awarded by American Heart Association

The First Coast Cardiovascular (FCCI) team has been the primary cardiologists treating cardiovascular patients at Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) since 2013. For the fifth year in a row, Orange Park Medical Center earns numerous American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Recognition Awards.

The awards recognize high performance in treatment for stroke, heart failure, resuscitation,

Busting Myths around the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine was created in less than a year. This expedited time frame for this vaccine has caused panic. In order to reduce stress, we have brought research from the top organizations to bust myths around the COVID-19 vaccines.

True or False

The COVID-19 vaccines are not safe.

False. COVID-19 vaccines are safe. According to the Center for Disease Control and

Testing 101: What You Need to Know about Cardiovascular Testing

After your visit with your cardiologist, your doctor may order a test for you. There are many different forms of testing and each are requested for different reasons. Here, we break down the key types of testing and what each one means:

Echocardiogram               

Often known as an echo, this test provides a graphic outline

Behind the White Coat: Dr. Mubbasher Syed

Throughout his youth, his mother instilled the belief that a human’s worth is best measured by their ability to help those around him. In honor of this belief and in honor of the love and adoration for his mother, Dr. Syed chose to work in the medical field.

As Dr. Syed advanced his education in cardiology, his residency career at

Behind the White Coat: Dr. Yuhning Linda Hu

Dr. Linda Hu has dedicated her life to the medical field. Prior to becoming an electrophysiologist, she volunteered in emergency departments, various clinics, and as an EMT. Her drive comes from the opportunity to utilize new technology to improve the quality of life of her patients.

Dr. Hu’s exposure to electrophysiology began when she shadowed an electrophysiologist in high school.

The Benefits of Napping

Adults and children all around the world love to nap. But did you know that there are health benefits to napping?

According to the American Heart Association, there are three main benefits to napping.

These benefits are:

Attitude Adjustment: After a nap, your mood will improve significantly. You will be able to deal with frustration better and you will be less

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