Health & Wellness

Cardona Direct Primary Care

It’s no secret that the United States Healthcare System is broken.  Despite the U.S. spending much more on healthcare than other high-income nations, the U.S. still scores poorly on health measurements like life expectancy, suicide rates and preventable hospital admissions, according to Harvard Health. The average cost of health insurance for an individual is a steep $450 a month and with less than 50% of businesses around the US providing healthcare to employees, many people are left to pull cash out of their own pockets, or worse, go without health insurance. Direct Primary Care is a more affordable option for …

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Documenting This Time in History

Documenting #Pandemic2020Jax How can we, as a community, document this unprecedented time in history? Two local organizations are giving us a gift that we will be able to give to generations to come. “A little more than a century ago, Jacksonville citizens faced loss in many ways from a series of events that were documented, for the most part, by news reporters and photographers, along with diaries and journals by citizens. The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1888 (in which St. Luke’s Hospital played a healing role)… the Great Fire of 1901 (which stopped short of St. Luke’s Hospital) … the …

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Brooks Rehab Teams Up with the City of Jacksonville to Create Adaptive Kayak Launches

Hanna Park Ramp, Brooks Rehabilitation Center Teams Up with the City of Jacksonville to Create 11 New Adaptive Kayak Launches

Physical Therapy Takes on New Meaning with Adaptive Kayak Launches Hanna Park is one of three recreational sites in Jacksonville with a new adaptive kayak launch to serve the disabled community. As part of the City of Jacksonville’s Adaptive Recreation Program, the Disabled Services Division and Brooks Rehabilitation have partnered to provide individuals with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy the waterways. Alice Krauss manages the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program at Brooks Rehabilitation Center where she works with patients as an Occupational Therapist. The recreation program offers individuals with disabilities the chance to participate in sports at , compete against …

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Local Doctor Offers Compassionate Care at Affordable Marijuana Clinic

Affordable Marijuana Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, Dr, Rene Puildo

Jacksonville’s Affordable Marijuana License Clinic is working to ensure qualified patients have access to the alternative treatment. As part of an integrated, multidisciplinary medical marijuana clinic network, clinic staff is expertly trained in the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of approved conditions. The clinic offers individualized patient-oriented care with a holistic approach to the use of medical marijuana, with a focus on pain and symptom management and disease-specific treatment for glaucoma, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, cancer, PTSD, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other forms of chronic pain. Dr. Rene Pulido is committed to making medical …

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Over Indulge? Two Significant Ways Cure a Sugar Hangover

As a health coach, I have some things to say about how to best handle a sugar hangover, especially during Halloween. For those unfamiliar with this concept, a sugar hangover occurs when your body is inundated by significant sugar intake. Sugar, as whole, is increasingly recognized as toxic to the system. It’s like gasoline. It only belongs in the gas tank or combusting in the engine and nowhere else inside the car. A sugar hangover is akin to dousing your car with gasoline. Indulging in sugar may send you into a tailspin of body inflammation, joint pain, anxiety, depression and …

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Healing Arts: How Cathedral Arts Project Uses Arts to Influence Mental Health

Cathedral Arts Project, Healing Arts: Arts Influence on Mental Health

Co-written by Veronica Nabizadeh and Kimberly Hyatt I thought it pertinent to write about art as it relates to health as this month’s entire edition is devoted to highlighting the veritable performing arts schedule this season. I’m going to step out on a limb and proclaim that every health organization, school institution and any corporation for that matter should incorporate the healing arts into their offerings or benefits package. The evidence is conclusive: healing arts works. The mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to instruction …

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Fish Oils: Are They Good For You?

How lucky are we that we live in a beautiful city that provides a variety of places in which to fish! Now, I find myself challenged on how I can relate fishing, something that I have yet to try, to health and wellness, one of my life’s greatest passions. I’m grateful to know someone who can give a first-person perspective on what fishing does to someone’s state of mind. My nephew tells me that fishing instantly whisks him away from the stresses of the day. The first tug on the line brings a variety of mystery and excitement. He claims …

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Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa voted “Best in Jax”

It’s easy to see why Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa has been voted “Best in Jax” for Best Plastic Surgery 22 years in a row. and provide over 50 combined years of award-winning surgical experience for patients in need of cosmetic, reconstructive or non-surgical procedures to correct or enhance their faces and bodies. With degrees from Harvard University and Tufts University, Loren became interested in plastic surgery after serving in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He performed reconstructive surgery on soldiers with deforming injuries and operated on the first prisoners of war in …

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april, 2022

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