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To Our Valued Community | COVID-19 Update

To our valued community,

In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus outbreak), we want to assure you that we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community. Our efforts include:

Heightened sanitation for all of our staff
Employees with symptoms will be asked to stay home
Frequently disinfecting surfaces, particularly those in patient care areas


The New Food Label

How the New Food Label is Creating More Educated Consumers 

Sometimes, change is good. As is the case with the new food label. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) set out new rules for food labels, the black & white chart on the back of food products that outline the nutrition facts. The new food label comes with a

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 we want all of our patients and community to be informed in order to stop the spread and put an end to the outbreak. 


For general information about COVID-19 see the video below:

For information about what to expect if you feel you have been

Meals for Older Adults

To our valued community,

During such a challenging time, we are doing all that we can to ensure you have the resources you need.

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced $250 million to help communities provide meals for older adults through home delivery and community centers. The funding will also provide additional services for older adults such

Exercises for Energy vs. Relaxation

The right exercises can give you an extra boost in the morning and help put you to sleep at night. Below are a few simple yoga exercises for energy in the mornings and exercises for relaxation at night.

Exercises for Energy

We can all relate to that feeling of fatigue or grogginess in the morning. That groggy feeling in the morning

Are you at Risk for Pulmonary Embolism?

What is a Pulmonary Embolism?

Being at risk for a pulmonary embolism may be more common than you think. A pulmonary embolism is essentially a blockage in your lungs that prevents your heart from pumping the appropriate amount of blood to them. In most conditions, this blockage is a blood clot that is formed in another part of the body

Ozone Gas or UV light has Not Been FDA Approved to Clean CPAP Machines

CPAP devices, or continuous positive airway pressure devices, are devices mainly used for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a condition where a person’s airways can become blocked while sleeping, causing them to wake up frequently through the night. This can result excessive daytime sleepiness, neurological issues and even an increased risk of heart disease. The CPAP

Can a Common Lung Disease, like Asthma, Result in AFib?

If you are suffering from asthma, you are not alone.  It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of Americans live with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, recent data is showing that unmanaged asthma may be more dangerous than you think.

Asthma is a common, chronic lung disease characterized by spasms in the lungs

Thoughtful Tuesday

“The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you.”
― Shannon L. Alder

This picture is one of our medical assistants, Crystal, talking to a patient after taking her blood pressure at the Palatka Rotary Health fair. These are the simple ways FCCI is

The Importance of Diaphragmatic Breathing

What is diaphragmatic breathing?

Diaphragmatic breathing strengthens your diaphragm, which is an important muscle for deep breathing. There are many benefits to relearning how to breathe through your diaphragm. It is practiced in almost all meditation and relaxation techniques to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.

Why Is it important?

When we are young, deep breaths were natural. As we age, life

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