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Our New Go-To Heart Healthy Food: Avocado

February 11, 2016

In honor of Heaunnamedrt Month, we’ll be talking about one of our favorite heart-healthy fruit, avocado. What makes avocado so good? First and most importantly, the taste is heavenly. Avocado is often referred to as a healthy fat. We know it may seem strange to refer to fat as healthy but bear with us for a moment. Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats help lower your cholesterol which lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke. Avocados are also full of fiber, another heart loving nutrient that lowers the risk for cardiovascular diseases. We haven’t even gotten to all of the vitamins and minerals in avocados that (yet again) lower your risk for cardiovascular diseases.  Continue reading “Our New Go-To Heart Healthy Food: Avocado” »

Q&A with Licensed Massage Therapist, Wendy Norman

September 8, 2015

The heart health benefits of massage therapy  

massage therapyIn addition to being a Medical Assistant at First Coast Cardiovascular, Wendy is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). With over two decades of experience in the medical field, Wendy decided to become an LMT to learn healing techniques that would benefit the mind, body and soul. She encourages incorporating massage therapy as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Who should consider receiving massage therapy?
Everybody – we are all busy and under so much stress. In the world we live in today where it is always go-go, we don’t take enough time to relax. When we relax, our bodies heal. Continue reading “Q&A with Licensed Massage Therapist, Wendy Norman” »

Dr. Khatib Interview with WSOS St. Augustine

February 26, 2015

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” »

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” »

Dr. Cox Shines a Light on PAH for American Heart Month

February 24, 2015

American Heart Month is just wrapping up, but your cardiovascular health should be a concern all year long. Dr. Marcus Cox recently sat down with the team at First Coast Living to share information about pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Continue reading “Dr. Cox Shines a Light on PAH for American Heart Month” »

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