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Fall Cases of West Nile Virus Reported on the First Coast

November 13,2018

With leaves falling on the ground, it is easy to forget that mosquitoes are active in our area almost year round.  Female mosquitoes lay dry eggs that require water, which activates them to...


What Young Women Need to Know About Autoimmune Disorders

November 1,2018

While an accurate diagnosis can take years, an autoimmune disease can continue to wreak havoc on a person's body. Often, a dangerous cycle of misdiagnosis can lead to a worsening of symptoms like...


Could You Be At Risk for Serotonin Syndrome?

October 5,2018

Serotonin Syndrome is a potentially dangerous medical condition that is caused by excessive amounts of serotonin in the body. Your body naturally produces serotonin for your nerve cells and brain...


What Is Happening to My Hands and Fingers?

October 3,2018

As you age, you may begin to notice physical changes in your hands and fingers. This can be somewhat disconcerting, especially if the condition is accompanied by discomfort and dysfunction. Your...


Poor Gut Health May Have Links to Obesity Crisis

September 18,2018

Thousands of years ago when agriculture and animal husbandry was first introduced, there was likely a rise in new diseases as the microbiome underwent significant changes in a relatively short...


Can Stem Cell Therapy Reduce Low Back Pain?

September 11,2018

If you suffer from lower back pain or sciatica, you likely have your own definition of what miserable feels like. Some patients have reported crawling around on the floor or draping their body...


Why Do Doctors Order Blood Work?

August 21,2018

Blood tests can help your doctor evaluate how well your body is functioning while checking for the onset of disease and other medical conditions. Routine lab work often provides the earliest...


Why You Should Eat a Healthy Balance of Carbs, Protein and Fat

August 14,2018

Your body burns fuel from foods rich in carbohydrate, protein and fat to produce the energy to grow and repair tissue after physical activities. Since all energy comes from these important...


Summer Is Fun But Don't Burn in the Sun

July 30,2018

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately 90% of the 5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer cases diagnosed each year in the United States directly relate to over exposure to the...


FDA Drug Recall: Valsartan Blood Pressure Medications :

July 24,2018

Multiple drug companies have been named in the FDA Drug Recall of generic medications used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the...