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Obesity and Cancer

Obesity is predicted to pass smoking as the No. 1 preventable cancer risk factor within the next two decades and has been officially linked to 13 different types of cancers, according to National Cancer Institute.

Researcher believe it could be due to the following:

      • Diabetes
        • High insulin and insulin resistance will promote the production

Pamela Hayes | Testimonial

I have been seeing the wound care team at FCCI for a long time now because I was having problems with my legs. I have had three toes amputated. Because of Dr. Khatib and the wound care team, the rest of my foot and legs were saved.

I have osteomyelitis and I had it in my bones so there were

How to Save on Prescribed Medication

Healthy lifestyle changes are important for heart health, but it is especially important to take all medication that your doctor prescribes. In some cases, these medications come at a high cost that many can’t afford. Specifically, one-third of uninsured patients in America can’t afford their medication, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lowering the cost of

Thoughtful Tuesday

“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”- Rainbow Rowell

It can be overwhelming to make a lifestyle changes to improve your heart health, but this task can be made easier by starting small and accomplishing goals

Amputation Prevention Center at FCCI

Together, we can prevent wounds from getting to a state where amputation is the only choice.

More than 30 US adults are living with diabetes. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Every 30 seconds, someone undergoes an amputation as a result of diabetes (World Journal of Diabetes)

Every year, 73,000 diabetics undergo an amputation of the lower limb. (Centers for Disease Control

Testimonial | George Haddad

Earlier this year, I had an unfortunate cardiac health scare that required Dr. Khatib’s intervention and treatment, and I ended it up with two stents one in my LAD and the second one in my RCA, one month apart.  I feel truly blessed for him being the cardiovascular specialist who treated me and operated on my heart.  He gave

Is your Workplace Adding Extra Weight?

The short answer, in most cases, is yes. Stuck in the middle of donuts for breakfast, pizza parties for lunch, and sodas from the vending machine, it is almost impossible to resist.

Between birthday parties, catered lunches and desserts, there seems to always be a reason to eat at work. While there is nothing wrong with celebrations at work, a

Get Some Fresh Air

The Health Benefits of Spending More Time Outside

In a moment of stress, worry, or anxiousness, you have likely been told to go outside and get some fresh air. Multiple studies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and others have shown that getting some fresh air isn’t just a cliché. There are the numerous physical and mental health benefits

Thoughtful Tuesday

The fourth Tuesday of every month is American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day. It is important to know the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. 30.3 million American are affected by diabetes while 7.2 million American are unaware they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney

How FCCI Treats Vascular Disease

 

When vascular disease affects you or your loved ones, you want experts. At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI), we have the experts.

A Dedicated Vascular Department

We recognized vascular disease as a state that requires its own set of trained experts. While other facilities integrate vascular disease, we have a dedicated vascular department. Our department follows through on all aspects of

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