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Thoughtful Tuesday

“Inner peace is the new success.”
Meditation not only helps reduce stress, but also lowers your risk of heart disease. Dr. DeNeen believes in the importance of daily meditation: “My day is not the same without taking a few minutes for myself in the morning,”

Passionate Team of Experts Save Patient During Hurricane Irma

Billy Fowler woke up from a late nap feeling pressure on his chest and pain in his arms. He told his wife he didn’t feel well. “She told me to take a few aspirins,” Billy recalls, “But this didn’t help.”

A little while later, Billy looked over

The Role of Nutrition in Breast Cancer Prevention

By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

Everywhere you look this month you will see the color pink in representation of Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are certain risk factors associated with breast cancer that you cannot change, including age, genetics, race, ethnicity, and family history. However, recent studies have

How Cigarette Smoking Impacts your Cardiovascular Health

We all know that smoking causes devastating effects to your health. However, nearly 40 million people in the United States still smoke on a regular basis. Even smoking just a few cigarettes a day can have a tremendous impact on your body – specifically, your cardiovascular system.

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“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk
Our Certified Medical Assistants thrive on providing compassionate patient care every day. When our patients are healthy and happy, so are our CMA’s!

Cholesterol Education

By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s important to maintain your cholesterol levels because high cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Thankfully, with the help of your physician or registered dietitian, your diet and other lifestyle

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“I have learned that champions aren’t just born; champions can be made when they embrace and commit to life-changing positive habits.” –Lewis Howes
Our cath lab staff are champions when it comes to meeting the highest industry standards. Thanks to their commitment to excellence, our

Raising Awareness for Peripheral Artery Disease

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) awareness month! PAD is a cardiovascular condition characterized by narrowing of the peripheral arteries, which results in poor blood flow to the extremities. While PAD can affect the arteries of the head, arms, and stomach, the disease is most prevalent in the

IMPORTANT | Clinics Closed for Hurricane Irma

Due to Hurricane Irma, all Jacksonville Clinic & First Coast Cardiovascular Institute offices will be closed Friday, September 8th and Monday, September 11th. We will resume business on Tuesday, September 12th. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Stay safe everyone!

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“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
-Jane Goodall
Dr. Afsh understands that making a difference in the lives of his patients includes improving their quality of care.

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