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Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D. recently began her role as Haven’s chief medical officer. A triple board-certified physician, Dr. Elie joins Haven’s executive leadership team with extensive experience in patient care, research and leadership. more
Unsafe food can be a cause for concern while traveling. more
A summer day is the perfect motivation to go outside and get moving, but summer heat and exercise can be a risky combination. While we think of summer as a time for swimming, running, cycling and going to the beach, your heart must work harder than usual in the summer sun. With this summer shaping up to be one of the hottest ever, it’s important to protect yourself from increased risk of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. With a few simple precautions, feel free to participate in favorite outdoor activities while keeping your heart healthy. more
More than 30 years after helping to create the partnership between Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, a WWII veteran and pioneering pediatric surgeon’s legacy lives on through the new chair of surgery for both institutions. more
Are golfers really athletes? more
A person's desire to be outdoors can sometimes be at odds with the outdoors itself. The dead of winter tends to be a time of year when people know to stay indoors, but the dog days of summer can be dangerous as well. more
When visiting a physician for the first time, patients may notice an extensive section on family history on one of the requisite forms they fill out before meeting the doctor. Though it can be hard to remember family members' conditions, doctors have good reason to ask about their patients' family's medical histories. more
Wound care centers at Baptist Jacksonville and Baptist Beaches are recipients of the 2018 Center of Excellence award from Healogics Inc., a provider of advanced wound care services. Both Baptist Health locations achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92% and a healing rate of at least 91% in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. more
For more than 13 years, Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics served patients with behavioral and developmental therapies and their families. Unfortunately, Keystone plans to close the Southpoint practice effective July 26, because of increasing financial and administrative pressures during the past six months regarding reimbursement for care provided to Medicaid patients. Pressures to close include recent audits, changes in vendors, delays in credentialing and authorizations, and long stretches of non-payment of services. more
Access to care, poverty, obesity and lack of physical activity are among the most significant local health needs, according to the latest Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by nonprofit health care organizations in Northeast Florida. These issues disproportionally impact certain demographic groups including children, seniors, veterans and the LGBTQ community. more
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