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Dr. Afsh Shares Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

With the opening of our Lipid Clinic in early February, Dr. Afsh,Board Certified Lipidologist, shares a few tips to help you lower your cholesterol. High blood cholesterol is a contributing factor to many chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Lowering your cholesterol can help you live a longer, healthier life.

What We Heard on Social Media

At FCCI, we want you to get to know us as much as we want to get to know you. That’s why we love hearing from you!  This week is Healthcare Quality Week, an initiative to improve patient outcomes and experience. We thought there

Your Teeth & Your Heart: What’s the Connection?

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking last you checked this was not a dentist’s office and this is a blog about your heart health. But what happens with your teeth

See What Our Patients Are Saying: FCCI Patient Testimonials

At 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

Dr. Bell Shares: PAD Risk Factors & Steps Patients Can Take

In our last post, we shared some of the facts around Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) in honor of PAD Awareness Month in September. This condition affects millions of Americans and can lead to leg pain and limb amputation, but it isn’t all bad news. Dr. Desmond Bell,

September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month

This month, we are raising awareness around Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition that causes narrowing of the peripheral arteries and restricts blood flow throughout the body. PAD is most common in the legs, where blocked vessels can cause sores and foot ulcers.These sores can result in amputation if not treated properly.

Dr. Desmond Bell is the Founder and

Dr. Khatib’s Advice for Patients: Get Involved In Your Cardio Health

It’s a common scenario: you have a mental list of questions or concerns to bring up at your next doctor’s appointment, but once you’re in the examination room, your mind goes blank. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone – many patients forget what’s on their mind or

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.

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

Guide to Health Insurance, Part 2: Different Types of Insurance Plans

In our last post, we defined some of the common health insurance terms. Today, let’s discuss a few different types of insurance plans that you may encounter:

We hope your head isn’t spinning yet. Next time, we’ll be back with the final post in our series: how to shop

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

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