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Clinical Trials 101

Clinical trials are conducted in medical facilities around the world every day. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are currently 270,894 clinical studies happening in the US and abroad. The Clinical Research Department at FCCI currently houses over 20 clinical trials, placing us at the forefront

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
-Maya Angelou
Nothing can stop the ladies at our Fleming Island location from radiating happiness throughout the office each and every day.

Medical Monday | Pulmonary Function Testing

The pulmonary function test is a complete evaluation of the respiratory system. Our most common patients are those who smoke or former smokers and patients on medication. This breathing test takes a deeper look into the lungs to see how each

The Vein Clinic: Jacksonville’s Premier Comprehensive Vein Clinic

Patients have many choices when it comes to vein clinics in Jacksonville. However, no vein clinic is quite as comprehensive as ours. The Vein Clinic at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) examines venous health in terms of each patient’s overall health and wellness.  Continue reading “The

Marinated, Grilled Portobello Burgers

No one can deny the incredible taste of a juicy, meaty hamburger. However, a traditional hamburger can be quite high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. If you want a healthy version, try this marinated Portobello mushroom burger recipe from our friends at Native Sun. Portobello mushrooms are

How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Sleep Schedule

This past Sunday was easily one of the most undesirable days of the year – Daylight Saving Time. We all had to set our clocks forward, losing out on that coveted one hour of sleep. Even though it’s been several days, your body may still be adjusting to a

DASH: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

With the American Heart Association’s recent announcement that redefines the starting point of high blood pressure, it’s more important than ever to take precautionary measures to protect your heart health. One way to do this is by adhering to a certain diet known as DASH, or Dietary Approach to

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
-Melody Beattie
We believe that a grateful heart and mindset will take you far in life, no matter what your circumstances are. What are you grateful for today?

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Whatever your limitations are, realize that they are also your greatest teachers.”
Clematis Clark, a long-time patient of Dr. Khatib, doesn’t let heart disease keep her from enjoying the things she loves. At 89 years old, Ms. Clark stretches each morning before getting out of bed

Terms You Need to Know for Your Heart Health

The cardiovascular system is a complicated and intricate network of veins and arteries. It’s no surprise then that the terms used to describe it can be equally as complicated. Chances are you’ve heard of things like atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation – but it can be difficult to decipher their true

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