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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is one of the most common metabolic endocrine (hormonal) disorders in women. Most women who receive an eventual diagnosis of PCOS will present for evaluation with irregular periods (either infrequent or...

 

A Life of Wellness

For Flagler Health+ APRN Shawn Wells, caring for others has always been a personal passion. Originally hailing from Michigan, she relocated to Titusville with her family as a child. With NASA just...

 

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...

 

Building Communication Confidence Among Children

For some children communication is like a “walk in the park.” Using good eye contact, taking turns, and understanding social implications are natural tendencies. Effective and assertive...

 

Let Go the Wheel & Win the Lottery

In our last article, Growing Up vs. Waking Up, Franciscan Richard Rohr described Waking Up as a much deeper enlightenment and wholeness (holiness) that one senses when your protective ego boundaries...

 

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose vein treatment, also known as endovenous ablation, uses radiofrequency or laser energy to cauterize and close varicose veins in the legs. It may be used for cosmetic purposes, but it is most...

 

A Few Insights to Menopause

Even though menopause is a normal state and not a disease, some symptoms can be worrisome. In order to dispel some of the mystery surrounding menopause, I will try to answer some the most common...

 

Local Pediatrician Embraces Fresh Start in St. Johns County

A fresh-start working in a new area of the country, at a new office may sound like a tall task to some, but for Dr. Kaylan Brady, a Pediatrician at the new Flagler Health+ Village at MuraBella, the transition has been rather seamless and she has...

 

An Alternative to an Open Heart Surgery

What is Structural Heart Disease? What use to be thought would require open heart surgery is quickly becoming no longer the case. Since 1999 research has shown the success of Interventional...

 

GROWING UP versus WAKING UP

Franciscan Richard Rohr’s insightful little book, Just This (2017), summarizes the difference as studied by philosophers, theologians, psychologists and other social scientists: Growing Up has to do with basic education, psychological and...

 

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...

 

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...

 

The Basics of Breastfeeding

There are so many decisions to make when preparing to bring home a baby. Is my hospital bag packed? Is the car seat in the car? Have I picked a pediatrician? Names, room colors, setting up daycare....

 

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People

Few other medical events are more devastating and psychologically traumatizing than sudden and unexpected death of a young individual. Most common causes of sudden death in this age group are...

 
 By Jennifer Jamack    Health    June 1, 2019

Local Community Volunteer Finds a New Meaning for Courage After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Jo Ellen Parkey is a well-known community volunteer, mother, local swim coach, and a recent breast cancer survivor. When she first received her breast cancer diagnosis after a routine mammogram from...

 
 By Jose Concha DPM    Health    June 1, 2019

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...

 

Are You Holding Resentment?

When people believe they are entitled to feel bitter indignation for having been treated unfairly they can also be unaware of the actual harm this may be causing. While acknowledging the initial...

 

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...

 

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