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“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” –William Arthur Ward
At Jacksonville Clinic & First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, we strive every day to help our patients, colleagues, and friends become the best version of themselves.

Spotting a Heart Attack Before It Becomes a Heart Attack

By Priscilla Christopher

Every 40 seconds, someone has a heart attack, according to the American Heart Associations’ (AHA) 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Report. Its symptoms and warning signs vary based on several factors: age, family, personal health history, gender and lifestyle. Many people ignore warning signs

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, this holiday weekend reminds us to embrace an attitude of gratitude as we cherish this time with

Can’t Hit the Gym? Hit your Desk!

By Steve Milano

Adding short exercises to your daily routine – even if only for 5 or 10 minutes – can help maintain and improve your health. Even if you can’t make it to the gym, there are mini exercises that you can do right at your desk to keep

Healthy Living: Herbs

We often think of herbs as the leafy greens that we put on our food to add a little bit of culinary flair. But did you know that adding herbs to your diet can result in tremendous health benefits? Keep reading to learn more about how to incorporate

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“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” – Louise Hay
A positive outlook can make all the difference in your mental and physical health. Decide today to embrace your life with a positive mindset!

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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