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Flagler Hospital Kicks off Youth Leadership St. Johns Program

As the area's largest private employer, Flagler Hospital is pleased to serve as the lead agency for the Youth Leadership St. Johns Program, which was founded as a service project of the 2001-02 St....

 

Flagler Hospital to Open Radiation Oncology Center

Flagler Hospital has partnered with Cancer Specialists of North Florida to establish a new radiation oncology center on campus, which is expected to open in December of 2017. Construction is...

 
 By Susan Yarian MD    Health    October 1, 2017 

Effective and Safe Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

Great news for women who suffer from chronic irritation of the vagina or vulva! Finally, we have an effective, safe treatment for vaginal dryness. A laser treatment, marketed as the Mona Lisa Touch, h...

 
 By Susan Detar CFm    Health    October 1, 2017 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and being aware is being ahead of the curve. We women must take charge of our health in general and specifically our breast health. And it is pretty easy to...

 
 By Dr. Larry Lake    Health    October 1, 2017 

Post Hospital Rehabilitation

This FORUM focuses on short term in-patient skilled nursing facility rehabilitation. Some individuals are unable to return directly home following an elective surgery or unexpected hospitalization,...

 

Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, Venous Reflux: What's the Difference? -A Solution to Leg Pain

If you are one of the many who suffer from discomfort, pain, or poor self-image due to varicose veins, spider veins, or venous reflux, a wide array of minimally invasive treatment options are availabl...

 
 By Kim Hynes CHC    Health    October 1, 2017 

Lose Weight To Feel Amazing

Losing weight can be a challenge, emotionally and physically, but with a health coach it can be much more manageable. There are many other important reasons to get healthy.Nutrition and lifestyle...

 
 By Jose Concha DPM    Health    October 1, 2017 

Do You Over-Pronate?

Pronation is a biomechanical term used to describe the inward rolling of the foot as it strikes the ground. Pronation allows for shock to be absorbed when walking or running. It also allows the bones...

 

Flagler Hospital Joins with the Community to Celebrate National Survivors Day

More than 150 cancer survivors, friends and family gathered together at Flagler Hospital on Sunday, June 4th to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an...

 

St. Johns Care Connect: Connecting People to Resources

As healthcare providers continue to navigate one of the most transformative times in the industry's history, Flagler Hospital has set a vision to become a national model for community-based care....

 

Not Your Traditional Hospital Birth

The number of women choosing an out of hospital birth experience is growing and these may be some of the reasons for this choice. It was the local community's growing desire for different birth...

 

Use Your Feet and Walk to Wellness

It is recommended that adults participate in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Walking has the lowest impact on bones and joints. Benefits of walking...

 

Are You Wearing the Right Size Bra? Did You Know 80% of us ARE NOT?

Here are a few things that will tell you that you should be fitted for a new bra. - Your bra rides up in back - Straps fall off or leave indentations - Under wire cuts into tissue - Back tissue...

 

Don't Get Tripped Up! Understanding Risk Factors for Falls Among Older Adults.

My mother and grandmother's stories... My mother and grandmother never gave a moments' thought to the possibility of a fall at home. Tragically they both fell at home and suffered hip fractures....

 

Discover the latest in varicose vein treatment - A Solution to Leg Pain

Have you taken a look at your legs lately? If you don't like what you see then, at the Centre for Advanced Vein Care, Dr. Ryan Pereira and Dr. David Ross are who can relieve your painful symptoms and...

 

Warning: Forming A Conclusion Can Be Hazardous To Your Happiness!

"Your assumptions are the windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in" - Isaac Asimov Scientist have discovered that the more uncertainty we have in a...

 
 By Jose Concha DPM    Health    June 1, 2017

Don't Let Diabetes Knock You Off Your Feet!

Diabetes mellitus (DM) represents several diseases in which high blood glucose levels over time can damage the nerves, kidneys, eyes, and blood vessels. Diabetes can also decrease the body's ability...

 
 By Susan Yarian MD    Health    June 1, 2017

Effective and Safe Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

Great news for women who suffer from chronic irritation of the vagina or vulva! Finally, we have an effective, safe treatment for vaginal dryness. A laser treatment, marketed as the Mona Lisa Touch, h...

 

3D Mammography to be offered at Flagler Imaging Center

Flagler Imaging Center is pleased to introduce 3D mammograms later this fall. The Genius™ 3D Mammography Exam is the most exciting advancement in mammography in over 30 years. A Genius exam is an...

 

Stellar Donates $100,000 to Flagler Health Care Foundation

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has committed to donate a total of $100,000 to Flagler Health Care Foundation over the...

 
 By Dr. Larry Lake    Health    June 1, 2017

Supplementing Vitamins and Minerals in Older Adults

In this FORUM, Erika Cook will discuss the importance of over the counter vitamin and mineral supplements. Erika is the Director of Dining and Nutrition Services at BayView Healthcare and holds a...

 

The Art of Spider Vein Treatment: Sclerotherapy & Laser Therapy - Restoring the youth in your legs

If you are one of the many who suffer from discomfort, pain, or poor self-image due to varicose veins, spider veins, or venous reflux, a wide array of minimally invasive treatment options are availabl...

 

Children Caught in the Crossfire

Most parents would do anything to protect their children, yet this alone is the most debilitating outcome from highly dysfunctional relationships. Whether still married or long divorced, the children...

 
 By Susan Detar CFm    Health    June 1, 2017

Preparing for Breast Surgery

Your doctor has told you that breast surgery is necessary. After the immediate shock you wonder what will it be like, when will it happen and how can I be ready for it and recovery. After leaving the...

 

Frequently Asked Questions During Routine "Well Woman" Exam

The annual examination is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting prevention practices, recognizing risk factors for disease, identifying medical problems, and establishing...

 

3D Mammography to be offered at Flagler Imaging Center

Flagler Imaging Center is pleased to introduce 3D mammograms later this fall. The Genius™ 3D Mammography Exam is the most exciting advancement in mammography in over 30 years. A Genius exam is an...

 

Flagler Hospital Designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology

Lung cancer is one of the most frequent diagnosed malignancies at Flagler Hospital. Reducing mortality rates from advanced lung cancer is an established goal for St. Johns County, as identified in...

 
 By Reina Williams    Health    April 1, 2017

Is it a Balance Problem?

Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor. It is important to know the signs of balance problems and steps you can take to prevent a fall. Have you...

 

Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, Venous Reflux: What's the Difference? -A Solution to Leg Pain

If you are one of the many who suffer from discomfort, pain, or poor self-image due to varicose veins, spider veins, or venous reflux, a wide array of minimally invasive treatment options are availabl...

 
 By Dr. Larry Lake    Health    April 1, 2017

BayView Healthcare Partners with Aegis Therapies to Expand Therapy Offering

BayView Healthcare is always looking for ways to improve resident care and deliver services that will help our residents live their best life. We are proud to announce the commencement of a recent...

 

Mindful Motherhood

As counselors, we often hear of the stress and demands of being a mother in today's society. Juggling, work, household tasks, sports, homework, organic cooking and being fit all at the same time is mo...

 

Are You an Expectant or Nursing Mother?

As you may already know, one of the earliest physical signs of pregnancy can be breast tenderness. At some point in your pregnancy (often but not always around the second month), breasts will start be...

 

TOE-RIFIC ADVICE for KIDS

Parents take their children to the dentist to have their teeth cleaned and vision and hearing screenings are done in school, but it is rare for children to have their feet examined. The developing...

 

Planning for Birth - Requires Thoughtful Consideration

Planning for the birth of a child happens months before the actual big day, and for some it begins even before a positive pregnancy test. Equipping oneself with knowledge is the best place to begin...

 

Flagler Hospital Achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Healthgrades last week presented its 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence to 258 hospitals out of 4,500 nationwide, recognizing facilities for performing in the top 5 percent...

 

Becker's Hospital Review Names Flagler Hospital Among the Nation's Top 100 for Women's Health Programs

Becker's Hospital Review has named St. Augustine's own Flagler Hospital among the Top 100 hospitals in the country with great women's health programs. According to Becker's, the hospitals on the list...

 

Diabetes - Take Back Control

Diabetes mellitus is a disease that prevents your body from properly using the food you eat to do the jobs it intended. The most common form is called type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes commonly...

 

Discover the Latest in Varicose Vein Treatment

A Solution to Leg Pain Have you taken a look at your legs lately? If you don't like what you see then, at the Centre for Advanced Vein Care, Dr. Ryan Pereira and Dr. David Ross are who can relieve...

 

Home Health Care: How it's changing

Jeffrey Smith (fictitious name), age 82, recently was discharged from the hospital with cellulitis of the right lower leg, diabetes, and hypertension. At discharge, the physician refers Mr. Smith to...

 

Healing Broken Relationships

Imagine for a moment that you are bending down planting flowers by your mailbox. It a crisp, and warm spring day, and you feel relaxed and satisfied to be making your home more beautiful. You see your...

 

Have You Decided On Breast Reconstructive Surgery?

If the answer is yes, then please read on to discover some products which will bridge the gaps from mastectomy surgery through tissue expansion and final implant placement. During the expansion...

 

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