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How Cigarette Smoking Impacts your Cardiovascular Health

October 5, 2017

BLOG POST 10.5.17We all know that smoking causes devastating effects to your health. However, nearly 40 million people in the United States still smoke on a regular basis. Even smoking just a few cigarettes a day can have a tremendous impact on your body – specifically, your cardiovascular system. Continue reading “How Cigarette Smoking Impacts your Cardiovascular Health” »

Stress & Heart Health: The Connection

August 17, 2017

HEART BLOG 8.17.17Stress is an inevitable aspect of life. Whether it’s the stress of meeting deadlines at work or school, managing your finances, or juggling multiple obligations between family and friends, stress is something that is part of our daily lives.  Not only can stress leave you feeling mentally exhausted, it can also produce very real physiologic symptoms that may affect your heart. Continue reading “Stress & Heart Health: The Connection” »

What is Blood Pressure and Why Does It Matter?

February 4, 2016

unspecifiedFebruary is National Heart Month! The heart is our full-time job so we couldn’t be more excited to have an entire month dedicated to our cause. We’ll be shamelessly taking this opportunity to talk about the prevention and management of heart disease this entire month. If you have a particular topic you would like to hear about, let us know on our Facebook page and we’ll be sure to include it. Continue reading “What is Blood Pressure and Why Does It Matter?” »

Dr. Bell Shares: PAD Risk Factors & Steps Patients Can Take

September 17, 2015

white sock logoIn our last post, we shared some of the facts around Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) in honor of PAD Awareness Month in September. This condition affects millions of Americans and can lead to leg pain and limb amputation, but it isn’t all bad news. Dr. Desmond Bell, Founder and President of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation, has some tips for patients who are at risk: Continue reading “Dr. Bell Shares: PAD Risk Factors & Steps Patients Can Take” »

September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month

September 16, 2015

This month, we are raising awareness around Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition that causes narrowing of the peripheral arteries and restricts blood flow throughout the body. PAD is most common in the legs, where blocked vessels can cause sores and foot ulcers.These sores can result in amputation if not treated properly.

Dr. Desmond Bell is the Founder and President of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation, and he led our team in the “White Sock Campaign” to raise awareness for diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and the prevention of amputation.

White Sock Campaign

Dr. Bell shares some of the facts about PAD to help you avoid becoming another statistic: Continue reading “September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month” »

Back to School: Screenings To Get Your Child Ready for Fall Sports

August 11, 2015

The first day of school is just around the corner, which means many student athletes will be starting practice for sports such as football or cross country. But training too hard in the Florida heat can be dangerous. In this interview with First Coast Living, Dr. Moussa discusses the potential symptoms of heart problems and how you can get your athlete screened before school starts.

If your child is experiencing symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting during exercise, or if you have a family history of high blood pressure or heart disease, call our office at 904-493-3333 to book an EKG and an echocardiogram. Even if your child is not experiencing these symptoms, make sure to get a physical exam done before starting any vigorous exercise or sports team.

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” »

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