"Can we please evacuate? PLEASE!!!" I begged my husband. "I'm so over Florida!" I was five months pregnant, and we had just moved across the country to Jacksonville less than a month before. Hurricane Matthew was pounding Haiti, and...
Working out and getting fit is about more than biceps and box jumps. For females, it actually includes maintaining the health of your pelvic floor — a key group of muscles that are integral to pregnancy, labor and delivery,...
When I was in college, my anxiety — because of life circumstances — became a prevalent aspect of my life. At the time, I felt overwhelmed, scared and alone. It was the early 2000s and talking about mental health...
My second son was born with an extra digit —a thumb to be exact. The condition is called Polydactyl. Sometimes, it can be associated with other conditions or syndromes. At 3 weeks old, his doctor sent us for bloodwork,...
Farm to table is a movement sweeping the food nation. This simple concept is catching on because of the enormous benefits. Here's what you need to know.
There is no shortage of programs that offer physical activity for girls... but what if you want something more? For parents of girls, there's a perfect non-profit organization for just that: Girls on the Run. Not only do girls...
This year, nearly 60 million students will enroll in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. With the cold and flu season on the horizon, the medical experts at Orange Park Medical Center encourage parents to teach their children...
Toys are a surefire way to bring a smile to any child's face, be it a Barbie doll, a set of LEGOs, a favorite board game or a rainbow array of sidewalk chalk. And it's even more so when...
Many women wonder why during pregnancy, and even after pregnancy, they develop blue or purple bulgy veins, known as varicose veins, on their legs. Varicose veins are the result of faulty valves within your superficial vein system. Veins carry blood...
Everyone likes to say moms wear so many hats — cook, chauffeur, teacher, housekeeper, craft generator, CFO — and for the most part I think I manage to sort of juggle most of these roles. Some people (who unfortunately...
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized mental health disorders. While anyone can get PTSD, from rape survivors to victims of a bank robbery, it's most closely linked with military veterans — and...
Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville is once again ranked for its expertise in treating childhood cancer, blood disorders and the most complex neurological conditions, giving kids like Logan a fighting chance at life. Life is supposed to be simple when...

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