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St. Vincent’s Doctors Increase Reliability of Heart Procedure by Utilizing Ultrasound Technology

St. Vincent’s Doctors Increase Reliability of Heart Procedure by Utilizing Ultrasound Technology

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ponte Vedra resident Michele Goff always thought her ticker was in tune, but after suffering a heart attack at a local grocery store, she faced a new reality – heart disease.   

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

 

It’s happened to most of us, especially desk-bound workers. We’re at work and feeling as if we’ve been snacking all day. A handful of candy here and a bag of chips there doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up, especially when it comes to the numbers on the scale.

Several SJC chickens test positive for West Nile virus

 

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- This is to advise that there has been increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of St. Johns County.  Several sentinel chickens have tested positive for West Nile virus.  The risk of transmission to humans has been increased. 

Howard Weiss, D.O. joins the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group

Howard Weiss, D.O. joins the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group

On June 1, 2012, Howard Weiss, D.O. will become a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.   The Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group is a team of physicians who are board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Each physician has received specialized training in the comprehensive management of patients with impairments and disabilities arising from neurologic, musculoskeletal and vascular disorders.    Dr. Weiss’ specific interest and expertise in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation will strengthen and complement the excellent care currently provided by the Brooks physician group.

Brooks Rehabilitation Employees and Medical Teams International Helping Disabled in Haiti

Brooks Rehabilitation Employees and Medical Teams International Helping Disabled in Haiti

Medical Teams International will send four teams of physical and occupational therapists from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida to Haiti throughout the spring and summer of 2012, in order to provide rehabilitative care to those still suffering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. The volunteer therapists will work with Medical Teams International’s Haiti Advantage program in Les Cayes, providing care in the outpatient prosthetics and orthotics clinic and well as the local hospital.

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

This year’s Spring 4-A-Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club.

All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The race is being sponsored by the Mason Manatee Relay for Life team.

Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners. Recognition will also be given to the top three finishers in various age categories. Ample parking will be provided for all participants.

The course is scenic, safe, well marked, and has drink stations. You can preregister online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/races/Spring-4-A-Cure5K.html.

Mail-in registration forms are also available online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/brochures/Spring-4-A-Cure5K2012.pdf.