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Taking Control of Birth Control

The reasons women choose to use birth control are as unique and individual as the women themselves. Many women use birth control methods to regulate their irregular menstrual cycle, help with PMS or...

 

Turning Conflict Into Joy

Healthy individuals and families are not free from conflict, disappointment or hurt. To the contrary, they understand life includes such trials. In the world you will have trouble (John 16:33). But a...

 

Flagler Hospital Named Recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

Flagler Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. According to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and...

 

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)

What is P.A.D.? P.A.D. is short for Peripheral Arterial Disease. The term PAD encompasses a large series of disorders that affect arterial beds exclusive of the coronary arteries. People have P.A.D....

 

Foot Myths: Don't Believe the Hype

People have used home remedies for foot ailments for many years. Many of these “cures” are not medically sound. Below are some foot myths, debunked. • Listerine and Vicks VapoRub will cure...

 

Dry Eye

Dry Eye is quite common, and also quite irritating. People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in their eyes; excess watering; and blurred...

 

Communicating Through Boundaries and Buttons!

Perhaps the most frequent issue arising in psychotherapy today is one's management of personal boundaries and our emotional reactions when someone is pushing our buttons. Whether we LOSE OUR COOL or...

 

Lichen Sclerosis

Mary J, a healthy 72 year old, came to our office with a problem. She reported intense itching of the vulvar tissues, and was getting worse each month. She had tried Monistat cream from the...

 

So What's Up With Our Breasts?

The breasts are composed of delicate issues that can be severely damaged if not properly supported. Place a weight at the end of a rubber band. The once fat rubber band now becomes stretched and thin,...

 

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 foo...

 

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...

 

Flagler Hospital Named Recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

Flagler Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. According to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and ho...

 

Wellspring Counseling and Health, LLC.

We are excited to announce the development of a new mental health and wellness practice in St Augustine, called Wellspring Counseling and Health, LLC. The definition of Wellspring contains a few...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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