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World Heart Day: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

In honor of World Heart Day on September 29th, we’re turning our focus to heart health this month. The World Heart Federation is a global community that believes every human being should have access to the information, care and treatment they need to keep their heart healthy, and World Heart Day is their biggest awareness-raising…

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It’s Time for Back to School Physicals

The summer always seems to go by too fast, but here we are again. Time to start thinking about Back to School! And with each new school year, it’s important to remember one big thing you can do to ensure your child’s health — their yearly physical. Why They Need An Annual Physical Even if…

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State-of-the-Art Sleep Studies in Macclenny

Did you know that most adults between the ages of 26 to 65 need at least 7 hours of sleep per night? According to the Sleep Foundation, the repercussions of not enough sleep don’t stop at just slower cognitive function, attention lapses and mood shifts — they can be much more serious. Chronic lack of sleep…

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Introducing the Head of Gastroenterology: Dr. Pushpjeet Kanwar

Dopson Family Medical Center – is proud to announce the arrival of Dr. Pushpjeet Kanwar! He’s leading the Gastroenterology/Hepatology department, and he and his team can treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions. While his team can help treat GI conditions ranging from gastritis to Celiac disease and more, today we want to focus on…

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Stroke Awareness: How to Recognize and Prevent Them

May is Stroke Awareness Month. So we’re here to help our community learn the signs of a stroke and fill them in how on preventive care can play a major role in decreasing your risk of stroke. According to Medicare.gov, more than 800,000 strokes happen each year in the United States. Strokes are the fifth…

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High-Quality Primary Care in Macclenny

At Dopson Family Medical Center, it’s our mission to provide big-city resources for our patients in a small-town hospital. Apart from a friendly, welcoming staff who know your name, we think there are a TON of advantages to hometown medical care. Especially when we can offer many of the same services as our urban counterparts.…

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Sleep Awareness Week: The Importance of Healthy Sleep Habits

Did you know that the Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital has a state-of-the-art sleep lab? As the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week® (March 14-21) nears, we want to raise awareness of the importance of healthy sleep habits and put a spotlight on the services of our sleep lab! Sleep Awareness Week starts at the beginning…

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Cardiac Care at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital

February is American Heart Month! We’re going to help shine a light on heart health, encourage our patients and community to make healthy lifestyle choices, and fill them in on how we can help folks with their cardiac care. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans will die from heart disease, and it’s the…

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How to Ease Worry and Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotion and is your body’s natural response to stress and stressful situations. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension that can be brought on by any number of situations from public speaking to concern about current events. Anxiety can cause many different symptoms and might affect how you feel and behave.…

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Stay Safe and Limit the Spread of COVID-19

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. As of November 2020, there are almost 12.5 million cases here in the U.S. You can view the COVID-19 dashboard managed by Johns Hopkins University to see the number of cases in the U.S. broken down by state.   Symptoms of COVID-19 Those with COVID-19…

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