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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

Redefining a Physician’s Approach to Vascular Disease

First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) leads the community in endovascular therapies that lead to shorter procedural and recovery times. In the past, vascular problems were primarily diagnosed and treated at hospitals with surgery as the primary treatment. However, with the aggressive growth of endovascular medicine, many patients are receiving all

Marinated, Grilled Portobello Burgers

No one can deny the incredible taste of a juicy, meaty hamburger. However, a traditional hamburger can be quite high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. If you want a healthy version, try this marinated Portobello mushroom burger recipe from our friends at Native Sun. Portobello mushrooms are

Terms You Need to Know for Your Heart Health

The cardiovascular system is a complicated and intricate network of veins and arteries. It’s no surprise then that the terms used to describe it can be equally as complicated. Chances are you’ve heard of things like atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation – but it can be difficult to decipher their true

Celebrating American Heart Month

This month you’ll see plenty of red hearts everywhere, but it’s not just for Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to focus on your heart health and raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Continue reading “Celebrating American Heart Month” »

Mindfulness Meditation & Your Health

There are many benefits to mindfulness meditation – or the psychological state of experiencing the present moment – that go beyond reducing stress. Not only has it been linked to a lower risk of developing heart disease and hypertension but it may also help in the development of healthier

Heart Failure Clinic

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition affecting five million Americans, according to Emory Healthcare. It is the reason for 11 million doctors’ visits every year and is responsible for more hospitalizations than all cancers combined.

Along with its vast presence in the U.S. population, its mortality rates unfortunately

New Guidelines Redefine High Blood Pressure

We’ve all been there – sitting in the doctor’s office lobby waiting to be called back for your appointment. Before you see your provider, you go through a series of small tests to check your vital signs: height, weight, temperature, and most importantly, blood pressure. Although it may

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