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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” »

Exercise Regularly to Keep Your Heart Healthy

March 6, 2015

exercise heart healthSpringtime in Florida means more sunshine, fresh air, and longer days – it’s the perfect time to kick-start your exercise routine after a long winter of staying indoors and indulging too much. Exercise is also good for your health; physical activity can improve your mood and lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. For adults, the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, five times a week.

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Exercise Regularly to Keep Your Heart Healthy

exercise heart healthSpringtime in Florida means more sunshine, fresh air, and longer days – it’s the perfect time to kick-start your exercise routine after a long winter of staying indoors and indulging too much. Exercise is also good for your health; physical activity can improve your mood and lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. For adults, the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, five times a week.
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Frequently Asked Patient Questions, Part 2: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

January 14, 2015

In the second part of this series, we answer frequently asked questions from patients on blood pressure and cholesterol:

What is a healthy blood pressure?
A healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80. The first number is called systolic pressure and measures the pressure of the arteries when the heart is beating. The second number, referred to as diastolic pressure, is the pressure when the heart is resting between heartbeats.

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Frequently Asked Patient Questions, Part 1: Risk Factors and Diet

January 6, 2015

fcciblog1Visiting the doctor can be a stressful experience;  leading up to the appointment, you may have questions or health concerns, but when the time comes you forget to bring them up.

Below, we’ve listed some of the questions we often hear from patients, on topics like cardiovascular disease, diet, and weight loss. See what our doctors and nurses have to say, and check back for the next blog post in this series.

 

 

 

 

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