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FCCI’s Amputation Prevention Center

 

Woodrow Buie had reached the last resort. He was facing a wound that could not heal without proper blood flow. It seemed that his options were becoming more limited and he was at risk for amputation. (more…)

Health Hacks: College Edition

It’s never too early to start monitoring your heart health. The reality is that heart disease can affect anyone – even college students. Now is the time to start forming heart healthy habits that you can practice throughout your life. Not sure where to start? Keep reading to learn more about

Healthcare Terms & What They Really Mean

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between open surgery and a procedure? Or why it matters if your physician is board certified? These are just a few things that you should be aware of before heading to your next doctor’s appointment. Keep reading to learn more about some common

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whether it’s recommending lifestyle changes, prescribing medication, or researching cutting-edge technologies – our physicians have the knowledge and ambition to treat our patients with the highest quality care.
 

What’s the Difference Between a Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest?

Every year in the US, approximately 1.5 million people have a heart attack and 350,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest. Both events are two of the leading causes of heart related deaths nationwide. Although both terms sound similar, there is a key difference between a heart attack and cardiac

How Yoga Can Improve Your Heart Health

Originating in India thousands of years ago, the art of yoga continues to inspire people around the world today. Yoga is a meditative practice that uses physical postures and breathing techniques to enhance the mind, body, spirit connection. In addition to these benefits, yoga can also improve your heart

A Guide to Intermittent Fasting

There are plenty of trendy diet plans out there that promise to help people lose weight and stay healthy. From juice cleanses to raw food diets, there can be a lot of misinformation about the reality of living a healthy lifestyle. Contrary to popular belief, intermittent fasting does not

How to Get the Best Blood Pressure Reading

We all know how important it is to check your blood pressure regularly for signs of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease. Oftentimes, however, blood pressure readings may be inaccurate the first time they are read. Stress, anxiety, caffeine, and even talking during the test are all factors that could affect

Thoughtful Tuesday

It’s important to always be aware of your heart health. You can start by knowing your numbers, which includes your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Our team of board-certified physicians is here to help you make lifestyle changes your heart will thank you for!

The Health Benefits of Spending More Time Outside

With warmer spring weather upon us, now is the time to spend some time relaxing outdoors before the sweltering summer months hit. Multiple studies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and more have shown the numerous physical and mental health benefits of spending time outside. From improved mental health

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