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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

Dr. Omer Zuberi Becomes First Physician in Northeast Florida to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution

(Jacksonville, FL – May 28, 2015) – We are proud to announce Dr. Omer Zuberi, Interventional Cardiologist, is the first physician in Northeast Florida to implant the CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System. The CardioMEMS HF System is the first

Best Mobile Apps for Your Heart Health

You use it for photos, music, online shopping, and checking email – but did you know that your smartphone is also a convenient health tool? Download these apps to keep your heart health in check when you’re on the go.

Withings Health Mate (see left)
The Withings Health Mate app

Friendship Can Help Protect Your Heart, The Atlantic Reports

For decades, scientists have known that friendship is important for emotional health – people with a large group of friends and acquaintances experience less stress, loneliness, and depression. Now, The Atlantic reports, a new study shows that social

Sneaky Ways to Get More Exercise Every Day

Exercise doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, daunting task. Any exercise is heart healthy, and there are a few simple things you can do to incorporate exercise into your everyday activities.

Park further than you usually would.
Avoid looking for a parking spot close to the entrance and park as far away as you can to increase the steps you take

5 Heart Healthy Benefits of Yoga

You may know yoga as the exercise that make you feel calm and improves your flexibility. However, you may not think of yoga as being good for your heart. As it turns out, yoga can improve your cardiovascular health in more than one way.

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Dr. Khatib Interview with WSOS St. Augustine

In honor of American Heart Month, Dr. Khatib sat down with Kevin Geddings and Sam Mascato of WSOS 99.5 – St Augustine to discuss the trends he’s seen in heart disease over his 15-year career. A few highlights: Continue reading “Dr. Khatib Interview with WSOS St. Augustine” »

Emergency surgery followed many missed chances to diagnose illness

Emergency surgery followed many missed chances to diagnose illness
By Sandra G. Boodman

Songer, then 54, was alone in his Jacksonville, Fla., home after a long day at work when he suddenly felt a searing pain — “like something hit me on the back of the head with a sledgehammer” — that

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