I’m no expert, but I’m somewhat confident my now 16-month-old son’s circumcision was not done correctly. I remember the doctor telling us on day two after his birth, that he would be back later to do the quick procedure....
In 2017, I had both of my fallopian tubes removed, in an effort to lessen my risk of getting ovarian cancer. Recent research has found that the cancer typically begins in the tubes, not the ovaries, and so removing...
You are what you eat. This is a simple truth that can make or break your health. I am passionate about eating well and eating local because I believe the two go hand-in-hand. Here's the bottom line — the...
If your child plays sports, protecting them from in-game injuries is probably something you think about a lot. The expert caregivers at Orange Park Medical Center think about it, too, and want to help your kids be as safe...
Anxiety is considered to be the no. 1 mental health concern facing America’s children. Even if a child does not have a diagnosed “anxiety disorder,” anxiety can be problematic enough to impact their quality of life. All parents can...
Hello, my name is Dominique. I am a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and mother of two. I work out six days a week for at least 45 minutes each day and consider my diet healthy-adjacent (insert side-eye...
"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...

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