Health

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Richard McCoy, 66, has always enjoyed an active lifestyle between tending to his greenhouse, working full time and playing with his three grandchildren. When all of this was compromised by a heart condition, McCoy’s doctors turned to Soundstar®eco technology to help fix his ticker.

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

This year’s Spring 4-A-Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club.

All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The race is being sponsored by the Mason Manatee Relay for Life team.

Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners. Recognition will also be given to the top three finishers in various age categories. Ample parking will be provided for all participants.

The course is scenic, safe, well marked, and has drink stations. You can preregister online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/races/Spring-4-A-Cure5K.html.

Mail-in registration forms are also available online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/brochures/Spring-4-A-Cure5K2012.pdf.

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

The American Heart Association strongly opposes House Bill 4057, by State Representative Larry Metz, removing the requirement for Middle School Physical Education. 

Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

WHAT:  Heart disease is the leading illness affecting Americans, and also one of the most preventable by making simple lifestyle choices.  In celebration of February being American Heart Month, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center wants to help you learn the basics on maintaining a healthy heart with a FREE Health Fair. 

Welcoming members and non-members from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Jacksonville Florida Blue Health Fair is offering attendees FREE health screenings including cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure measurements and more; FREE one-on-one wellness consultations; and Florida Blue wellness experts will also be on-site to provide advice on how to maintain a healthy heart.  Attendees will also enjoy FREE stress relieving massages and opportunities to win prizes from Florida Blue. 

Additionally, a nurse educator from Baptist Heart Institute will be onsite.

Commonly Used Vitamin Could Help Produce ‘Good’ Cholesterol, UF Researchers Find

 

Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can keep heart disease, heart attack and stroke away. And a commonly used vitamin could help by increasing production of “good” cholesterol in the body, researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville have found. The findings were published recently in the journal Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental.

Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

CPR Hands-Only training is  “Staying Alive” for 5th Graders at Clay County Elementary School 

Who: St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Plantation Oaks Elementary School and the American Heart Association-First Coast Market
What: Mass Hands-Only CPR instruction of more than 100 5th grade students attending Plantation Oaks Elementary School
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m.