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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

Guest Post from Nourish Juice Cafe: Juicing vs. Blending

Fresh fruits and vegetables can play an important role in keeping your heart healthy. This summer, we are excited to introduce Kathleen from Nourish Juice Cafe as a guest blogger. Kathleen will be sharing her best tips on juicing, maintaining a healthy diet, and more.

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of managing conditions such as obesity, hypertension,

5 Health Podcasts You Need to Know

These days, most people no longer turn to  pamphlets and brochures for health information. Now, smartphones provide easy access to medical news, health tips, and other need-to-know updates. What’s more, you can listen to your health information while working, cooking, doing chores or taking a walk. We break down the best podcasts to download for your health.

Group Therapy Can Help PAD Patients Get More Exercise

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition where clogged arteries reduce blood flow to the legs, and it affects 12 million Americans over the age of 65 every year. For these patients, staying active and physically fit is key to preserving their independence and carrying out

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