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Can You Decipher The Myths From The Facts?

Can You Decipher The Myths From The Facts?

There are plenty of myths out there that relate to your health. How can you determine what is a myth, and what is a fact? Do your research and talk to your doctor so you are the most prepared you can be. When it comes to strokes, you should always…


Just One Thing – Hop In. Try Kangaroo Care With Your Newborn.

Just One Thing – Hop In. Try Kangaroo Care With Your Newborn.

One of North Florida Regional Medical Center’s Occupational Therapists, Lauren Price, initiated our hospital’s first ever Kangaroo-a-Thon. It was an entire week of making kangaroo care a priority, and it ended on Kangaroo Care International Awareness Day on Friday, May 15. Kangaroo Care focuses on the special importance of skin-to-skin…


What Kind Of Sleep Are You Getting?

What Kind Of Sleep Are You Getting?

This past Tuesday, we were delighted to hear from Steven Arnett, a Polysomnographic Technologist from the Sleep Disorders Center at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Steven spoke at The Village as part of NFRMC’s Healthy Aging program. We found his talk so interesting; we decided to share some of what…


The Benefits of Kangaroo Care For Preemies

The Benefits of Kangaroo Care For Preemies

“Kangaroo Care is so much more than just holding your baby,” Price told a reporter from the Gainesville Sun who came to write an article about the Kangaroo-A-Thon. “It gives parents a feeling of power that they can do something to help their baby. All the research shows this is…


Responding F.A.S.T. Made All The Difference

Responding F.A.S.T. Made All The Difference

On average, one American dies of stroke every four minutes. How should we respond when a stroke hits? F.A.S.T! Lauren Verno of TV20 interviews Mary Green about her experience with two strokes. At first, her daughter Roxanne didn’t realize what was happening. Luckily, they responded by using F.A.S.T. to recognize…


Just One Thing – Are You Sleepless In Gainesville?

Just One Thing – Are You Sleepless In Gainesville?

Are you tired of feeling tired? So are the 50 to 70 million Americans who live with sleep disorders. Suffering from sleep disorders like sleep apnea can be more than just tiring, it can lead to serious health issues and chronic diseases. If this topic gives you nightmares, join us….


How Many Stroke Risk Factors Do You Have?

How Many Stroke Risk Factors Do You Have?

There are a number of risk factors that increase your chance of stroke. You can change some of those risk factors. Others, you can only prepare for or manage. Either way, more than 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Let’s focus on that and decrease our risk factors for stroke…


Women Have A Higher Risk Of Stroke, But It’s Not Inevitable

Women Have A Higher Risk Of Stroke, But It’s Not Inevitable

One American dies from stroke every four minutes. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women. To compare, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men. Jeana Roper sat down with Emily Burris at WCJB-TV20 to talk more about some of the risk factors that are…


Know The Facts About Stroke Prevention

Know The Facts About Stroke Prevention

About 800,000 Americans have a stroke each and every year which translates to someone having a stroke every 40 seconds! Women are also more likely to have a stroke – about 55,000 more women have a stroke than men every year. Don’t fret, there’s hope! Did you know that more…


The 4th Annual Women and Wellness Symposium was a Success!

The 4th Annual Women and Wellness Symposium was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the North Florida Regional Medical Center’s 4th annual Women and Wellness Symposium Saturday May 9th at the UF Hilton and Conference Center. It was a great success with over 300 women joining us for a day dedicated to learning more about women’s health. We…


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