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Sunshine State Safety

Sunshine State Safety

Florida has long been nicknamed ‘The Sunshine State’, and we all know why- blazing sunshine and temperatures into the 90’s almost all year round. As many Floridians say to their Northerner relatives and friends, “We live where you take vacation!” Living in Florida, however, makes us Floridians extremely prone to…


The Women’s Center: Celebrating 25 Years!

The Women’s Center: Celebrating 25 Years!

For 25 years, The Women’s Center of North Florida Regional has focused on delivering the kind of care the women of North Central Florida deserve, which is, of course, the very best care possible! During this anniversary year, we want to celebrate by sharing memories from physicians, providers and patients….


Are You a Passive Smoker?

Are You a Passive Smoker?

Secondhand smoke; a.k.a. Passive Smoking, is a Killer According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, there have been more than 20 million smoking-related deaths in the United States since 1964. Of those, 2.5 million were among non-smokers who died from exposure to secondhand smoke. During that same time, 100,000 babies…


Just One Thing: Let’s Call Secondhand Smoke What It Is

Just One Thing: Let’s Call Secondhand Smoke What It Is

Think secondhand smoke is no big deal? Well, research confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt it kills a lot of people. Sounds like a big deal. We know Chronic Lung Disease is one of our Top 5 Killers. Secondhand smoke is a part of that scary fact. According to…


What is a Healthy Weight?

What is a Healthy Weight?

How Do You Define it? Many may define their personal “healthy weight” strictly by the scale, others by the mirror, and some by how they feel. Which is correct? Maybe all of the above! How do you feel about your weight? Are you comfortable with how you look and feel?…


Phytonutrients? It’s Not Greek to Me!

Phytonutrients? It’s Not Greek to Me!

What Sounds Complicated is Actually Simple Unless you have your healthy head in the sand, you have probably heard of Phytonutrients or Phytochemicals. What in the world does that mean? Phyto is Greek and means plants. So, Phytochemicals or Phytonutrients are words to describe healthy ingredients in plant-based foods. See,…


Chronic Lung Disease and Lung Cancer

Chronic Lung Disease and Lung Cancer

Why Do They Go Hand in Hand? Chronic Lung Disease and Lung Cancer are two of the biggest medical problems throughout North Central Florida. Many patients who have one also have the other? It is a debilitating and often deadly combination. Why the connection? Dr. Allison Grow, a radiation oncologist…


Chronic Lung Disease: Let’s Get to Work

Chronic Lung Disease: Let’s Get to Work

Prevent. Prevent. Prevent Chronic lung disease is one of our biggest medical challenges. It’s one of our Top 5 killers. Those deaths are preventable. Those who manage to live with it go through a pretty awful experience. A very kind lady by the name of Heidimarie Morrell was kind enough…


Just One Thing: A Matter of Life and Breath

Just One Thing: A Matter of Life and Breath

Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s something we usually don’t think about because it just comes naturally. If you are an average person (whatever that means), you breathe about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year. If you exercise a lot, it’s higher. The person who lives…


Just One Thing – Let’s Talk Skin Cancer

Just One Thing – Let’s Talk Skin Cancer

One of the best ways to prevent skin cancer is to stay out of the sun. That’s a pretty difficult task for us Floridians, though. Even when we’re not baking in the sun, we expose ourselves to its harmful rays every day – even on days like today when there…


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