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Communication and community. One doesn’t work very well without the other, so we strive to keep you and your family current with news about Florida Hospital, and the world of wellness abroad. Check back often to find out what’s happening on all of the Florida Hospital locations and throughout our health care network through our official blog.
  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Foods That Fight Cancer

     Although no single food can protect you against cancer by itself, strong evidence shows that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains, help lower your risk.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Male Call: 6 Symptoms Your Man Should Never Ignore

    While every symptom may not warrant a doctor’s visit, some seemingly minor signs shouldn’t be ignored. Below are six danger signs you can help him watch out for:

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    What If You Could Wear An Invisible Hearing Aid Implant That No One Could See?

    80 percent of adults age 55 to 74 who could seriously benefit from hearing aids don’t use them. So why don't they wear them?

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    4 Warning Signs Women Shouldn't Ignore

    Tired? Can’t find the right words? Feel bloated? How to tell when symptoms that seem minor are really trying to tell you something

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Beware Cyclists: Wind Noise Can Cause Serious Damage To Your Ears

    “People don’t think about it,” he adds. “We know about motorcyclists and wind noise when the rider doesn’t wear a helmet, but when it comes to cycling it just doesn’t seem as harmful. We should be aware of it, though. It’s not as innocuous as you think.”

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Don't Sideline Healthy Eating During Football Season

    Football season doesn't mean sidelining healthier eating until after the Super Bowl. Just a few tweaks of traditional items can make a difference and let you score big for healthier eating.

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    5 Ways to Beat Mindless Eating

    Do you eat more when you're out with friends? Have you ever eaten an entire bag of chips while watching TV without realizing it? 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    9 Traits to Consider When Looking For a New Doctor

    Choosing a primary care doctor is one of the most important health decisions you'll make. Here are some other things to consider as you search for Dr. Right.

  • POSTED BY: Chris Dobson, M.D.

    Florida Hospital Sharing Smiles in 2016

    What an exciting year it’s been for Florida Hospital Sharing Smiles.

    During 2016, each division has been expanded, our partnerships strengthened and our dream of year-round, in-country clinics and care realized. Sharing Smiles volunteers and supporters: You are what makes life amazing! We achieved many new milestones as we partnered to transform the lives of children in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Here is a peek at what we are accomplishing.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    6 Tips for Wearing a Backpack Correctly

    Is your child literally wearing the weight of the new school year on his or her shoulders? Check out this infographic with tips to help alleviate heavy backpacks that can lead to back pain.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hosptial

    What You Need To Know About Pneumonia

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 million Americans end up hospitalized each year due to pneumonia, with 50,000 dying from the disease. However, by taking the time to educate yourself about the disease and its vaccine, you can avoid becoming part of these statistics.

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    Your First Mammogram: What You Need To Know

    So it’s time for your first mammogram and you’re nervous. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a veteran, knowing what to expect helps make the process go more smoothly.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    The Heart of the Matter: Florida Hospital Scores Hole in One for Bob Pearson

    An avid golfer since his days in the United States Air Force (1961 - 1971), an unexpected odyssey recently took Bob from the course and nearly took him from those he holds most dear. But, the quick action by his fiancée Julie, and the care of some very skilled medical professionals, has gotten him back on course.

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    You've Got A Friend

    Learn how friendship plays a vital role when facing any disease, especially ovarian cancer.

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    Florida Hospital Flagler Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Show: Episode 2

    Join us on WNZF (106.3 FM) for the Better Living Show on Saturdays from 10:00-10:30am and listen to the Florida Hospital Flagler Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Show hosted by John Subers. This episode features Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. David Gay.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Managing Chronic Pain With And Without Opioids

    For many people, coping with pain is a daily way of life. Injuries or conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia can cause pain that lasts for years. And unfortunately, many who experience chronic pain feel that their treatment options are limited.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Stand Up For Your Health at Your Desk Job

    These days, so many jobs require sitting at a desk for hours on end, hunched over a keyboard. So, what exactly can we do to help prevent the aches and pains that tend to come along with sitting? We asked Holly Bruinsma, exercise physiologist at Florida Hospital, for tips on keeping your workspace ergonomically correct.

  • POSTED BY: Megan Satterwhite

    The Strong and Silent Type

    Looking for the strong, silent type? You should be. With vague symptoms and often-late diagnoses, ovarian cancer fits the bill. I share my story to raise awareness, and I hope you’ll join me in support of Florida Hospital’s efforts to combat this strong, silent type of cancer.

     

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hosptial

    What You Need to Know about (not-so) Super Lice

    You feel a tiny tickle, an itchy bump. Could it be lice? Does the thought make you itch? Now school lice screenings are less common, so there’s a bigger burden on parents to examine their children and know what to look for when it comes to lice. Read more to know what to look for. 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    What You Need to Know about Food Allergies

    Imagine this. You're enjoying a favorite snack with your son when suddenly he begins to cough and gasp for air. He's not choking but you know something is seriously wrong. Does your child have a food allergy? Do you know what to do? 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Brain-eating Amoeba and What You Need to Know

    In Florida and across the nation, amoeba make a big splash in the news around this time of year almost every single year. And there’s a good reason why: the infection they cause in humans is almost always lethal.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Join The Conversation #GWICancer This Thursday (8/25)

    Join the conversation on how to improve the cancer care experience.

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    Free For All Friday with Dr. Sharrell Cooper

    Were you able to tune into WNZF (106.3 FM) at 9am last Friday for the “Free For All Friday” show hosted by David Ayres? David interviewed Dr. Sharrell Cooper, board certified family medicine physician at Florida Hospital Flagler about her passion in diabetes prevention. If you missed it, listen now!

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    Why You Should Pay Close Attention To Your Blood Pressure

    The CDC estimates nearly 1 in 3 have high blood pressure, but only half have it under control. Chances are, you or someone you know has high blood pressure. Read more to learn why it’s so important to keep an eye on your blood pressure.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Giving Your Kids the Right Vitamins

    Adults need vitamins to maintain a healthy diet and sometimes that comes in the form of multivitamins. So, do kids need ‘em, too? 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Recipe: Festive Quinoa

    Let this filling side dish add a flare to your bento box or lunch box. 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Florida Hospital Flagler Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Radio Show: Episode 1

    Join us on WNZF (106.3 FM) for the Better Living Show on Saturdays from 10:00-10:30am and listen to the Florida Hospital Flagler Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Show hosted by John Subers. For the next 8-weeks, Florida Hospital Flagler will host an Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine series, focusing on sports medicine, joint replacement and orthopedic surgery.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    What to Expect When You're Expecting, Again

    When you hear the good news that you’re pregnant with your second or third child, you might be inclined to think, “been there, done that.” However, there are often distinct differences between second or subsequent pregnancies.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    When in Doubt, Check it Out: Heartburn vs. Heart Attack

    Let’s say you’re at the dinner table. You’ve just chowed down on a massive plate of spaghetti and you feel a burning sensation in your chest. The telltale signs of heartburn, right? You take an antacid and hope it goes away. Consider this, though: There’s a chance the pain in your chest is actually the sign of a heart angina or even a heart attack. 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    What to Do (and Not Do) When You Have a Sprain or a Strain

    Whether you’re carrying groceries, simply stepping off a curb or even exercising, chances are you’ll eventually encounter a sprain or a strain.

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    What's That Colorful Tape Elite Athletes Are Wearing? And How Does It Work?

    If you watched the games, chances are you’re curious about the blue or hot pink strips of tape the athletes were wearing. Everyone from rugby players to volleyball players. Looks cool, no doubt, but what exactly is it?

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    5 Heart-Friendly Baking Swaps

    Baking tips to keep your heart and waistline healthy.

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    Can Delays in Diagnosing Dementia Put Seniors at Risk?

    A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests delays in diagnosing dementia can put seniors, and others, at risk.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Having a Baby? 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Hospital 

    Between doctor’s appointments, childbirth classes, choosing a name and decorating the nursery, there’s a lot to do before your baby arrives. And while every new mom hopes for a smooth delivery, touring the hospital and asking questions are two of the most important things you can do for peace of mind and to help you make the right choice. 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    With School Back in Session, What Germs Will Your Child Bring Home?

    As a parent you’re probably on the lookout for colds and flus, but pink eye is another highly contagious infection that can quickly spread throughout the classroom. And, getting educated can help in case your child comes home with something other than homework. 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Back-to-School Bedtimes

    

After a fun-filled summer of late nights and even later wake up times, what's a parent to do? We caught up with a pediatrician at Florida Hospital, to give us some tips.

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    12 Ways Doctors and Nurses Keep From Getting Sick

    In a world of flus, colds and germs, we asked physicians and nurses across Florida Hospital how they stay healthy year-round. Here are some of the answers we received.

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    Rest at Last

    Tired during the day? It could be sleep apnea. Here's what you can do.

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    Infographic: Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

    Do you know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack? Click here to find out how they are different and how they are linked. 

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    What to Expect After a Mammogram

    If you’re called back, our team understands you may be experiencing anxiety and we’ll do everything we can to answer your questions and make you feel as comfortable as possible.

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    Recipe: Apple with Sunflower Butter

    Try this sweet and creamy snack that's wholesome and healthy. It's quick to prepare. 

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    A Year-Round Risk for Kidney Stones

    As your kidneys filter waste from your blood, they create urine. Sometimes, salts and other minerals in urine stick together to form small stones. These can range from the size of a sugar crystal to the size of a pea, but they’re rarely noticed until they cause a blockage.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Got Prediabetes? 1 in 3 Do … and Don’t Know It

    We sat down with Damon Tanton, MD, endocrinologist, with Florida Hospital to ask a few questions about prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Below are his responses.

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    Back-to-School Physicals

    Parents: we answer your questions about a common test result. What happens if your child tests positive for blood in his or her urine?

     

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    Infographic: Back-to-School Check Up Check List

    Check out the checklist our pediatric specialists have put together for your back-to-school preparations.

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    Is Your Child’s Eye Exam on Your Back to School Checklist?

    The summer’s dwindling down, which means if you’re a parent you’ve probably got the first day of school on your mind. You’re scrolling through routine checklists in your head – clothes, school supplies, transportation plans, after school activities. But are you overlooking important medical checkups, like getting your child’s eyes checked?

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Recipe: Tangy ToMango Salad

    Make your taste buds dance with this whole foods, healthy, and refreshing salad.

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    Confused About Prostate Screenings?

    The best option for reducing prostate-cancer related deaths over the past two decades has been early diagnosis, leading to early detection at more treatable stages. 

  • POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

    How to Choose The Best Backpack for Your Child

    Sure, it’s fun to pick a pack that expresses your child’s personality – from cartoon characters to color to fun designs. It’s even more important to choose one that‘s the right size and shape for their bodies and what they need to carry. Raymund Woo, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Florida Hospital, shares what you need to know when choosing a backpack.

     

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    Why Parents Need Medical Checkups Too

    

“If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” shouldn’t be your preventative health strategy, yet we know it can be difficult sometimes to get to the doctor. Often when we’re balancing family, work, and our own social lives, time gets crunched and the back-to-school checkups for your kids become a higher priority than your own health.

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