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Benefits of Using a Fitness Tracker from our FCCI Team

 

Our FCCI team is passionate about living healthy lifestyles. That’s why we love our fitness trackers. Fitness trackers help you set achievable goals, track your progress and allow you connect with friends. Read about the benefits of using

See What Our Patients Are Saying: FCCI Patient Testimonials

What Our Patients Are Saying About FCCIAt First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, nothing is more important than our patients’ health and quality of life. We support and advocate for you every single day, and our ultimate goal is to make your life better with outstanding cardiovascular care. That’s why it’s great to

Question & Answer Session with Open Road Bicycles

OpenRoad BicyclesWhile every health care professional agrees that physical activity is important, not all forms of physical activity are for everyone. When running is hard on your joints, biking can be a great alternative. We talked to Scott Gross of Open Road Bicycles to bring you a guide to biking.

Q&A with Licensed Massage Therapist, Wendy Norman

The heart health benefits of massage therapy  

massage therapyIn addition to being a Medical Assistant at First Coast Cardiovascular, Wendy is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). With over two decades of experience in the medical field, Wendy decided to become an LMT to learn healing techniques that would benefit the

Dr. Desmond Bell Recommends: Compression Stockings for Comfortable Travel

Dr. Bell Recommends Compression StockingsYou may have one last vacation planned for the summer, but long hours in the car or plane might leave you with achy, swollen legs and even blood clots in the limbs. It’s uncomfortable and also can be dangerous – dehydration, low cabin pressure on flights, and

Try These Juices for a Healthy Heart

Kathleen, from Nourish Juice Cafe, is back to share the best juice ingredients for heart health. Read her last guest post here.

Beetroot Juice

There is no single elixir for heart and blood vessel health, but a handful of juices lead the heart health pack in giving your cardiovascular system a

Back to School: Screenings To Get Your Child Ready for Fall Sports

The first day of school is just around the corner, which means many student athletes will be starting practice for sports such as football or cross country. But training too hard in the Florida heat can be dangerous. In this interview with First Coast Living, Dr. Moussa discusses the potential symptoms of heart problems and how you can get

Taking Advantage of Jax Farmers Markets

Farmer's Markets Next time you’re at the grocery store, skip the produce aisle and try shopping at a farmer’s market instead. It’s the perfect family summer activity, and buying your fruits and vegetables directly from the source benefits you, local farmers and the community. Still not convinced? Here are some more

Practice Meditation for Better Heart Health

In our newest guest blog post, Karen from the Jacksonville Transcendental Meditation Center talks about the benefits of meditation for heart health. Read on for her advice!

Doctors have long suspected that there is a powerful connection between mind and body. This connection means that practicing mental techniques like meditation can affect physical wellbeing and reduce the risk of

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling

eat healthy while travellingWe all know one of the best parts of a vacation is trying new food. It’s always fun to splurge, but it is possible to eat food that is both delicious and good for you. Use these tips to eat healthy while traveling, and remember that the

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