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Flagler Health+ announced the opening of its new primary care and pediatrics office in Palencia. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Monday, June 10, outside the new offices. Among guests at the event were representatives from the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, Flagler Health+ President & CEO Jason Barrett, Flagler Health+ VP of Primary and Ambulatory Care Dr. Todd Batenhorst, as well as Dr. Juliana Raymaker and Dr. Meredith Brazell, both of whom will be working in Palencia. more
Routine doctor visits are a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. As noted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, even men who feel healthy and live active lifestyles must make routine visits to their healthcare providers. Such visits can assess risk for future medical problems and offer men the opportunity to update vaccinations. Routine health checkups also give doctors a chance to screen for medical issues. more
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
We kick off our new video series, Word on the Street, about one month away from THE PLAYERS Championship. Who's going to win? Tacos on 12 or Wine and Dine on 9? We asked these questions and more to people in the community. 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
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