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Heart Disease in the Military

July is a month to celebrate our freedom in the United States. Being free gives us the ability to achieve great things, but none of this would be possible without the amazing men and women in our armed services. However, there is a silent killer amongst these men and women that a recent study by the American Heart Association

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you react to it.”

-Charles Swindoll

The first step to acting positively to stressful events is realizing that stress is normal and natural. It is important to always be present in the moment and develop tactics to keep yourself optimistic.

One thing we are in complete control over is how we react,

5 Tips to Improve Your Productivity

Heart disease is still the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, beating out all cancers combined, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Heart disease and stroke cost American nearly $1 billion a day in lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although health is more important than

The Truth about Statins

There are many myths surrounding prescribed statins. Statin is a vital drug used by many providers to help those with high cholesterol. High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Some myths are that they cause diabetes, destroy muscle tissue, cause dementia and more. However, one of these myths about statins has been debunked by

Thoughtful Tuesday

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”– Mary Anne 

Making healthy lifestyle changes, going to the gym, making more time for the people and things that make you happy or just spending time relaxing are all things that can be difficult depending on each different

David Seibert | Testimonial

I had been short of breath. I saw Dr. Alnabki and we discussed getting an angiogram. Dr. Alnabki did the angiogram and it turned out to be an angioplasty because he found one artery that was 80% blocked. He did a stent. The problem came afterward. I was in recovery with my daughter. I said, ‘Something is wrong, I

Thoughtful Tuesday

This month is stroke awareness month. Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability in the U.S., according to the Stroke Center. It is important to focus on recovery and wellness after suffering a stroke. You must create a space in your mind to heal instead of focusing on your illness. Tips on staying healthy after a stroke

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

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