Health

Making Thanksgiving dinner allergy friendly

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's that time of year where everywhere you look there are Turkeys, fall vegetables and pumpkin pies.

For people with food allergies a Thanksgiving meal can be tough. According to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, an estimated 4 percent, of adults and 8 percent of children have food allergies, with young children affected most. Eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions, with nuts and wheat being the biggest offenders.

Chef Micah Windham executive chef at Pele's Wood Fire in Riverside shared a few gluten- and nut-free Thanksgiving ideas to help make a delicious and allergy-free meal.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Launches More User Friendly Website

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Launches More User Friendly Website

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is proud to announce the launch of its new and improved website.  The redesign of jaxhealth.com welcomes visitors with increased functionality and bold new colors.

Local Conference Seeks to Nurture Blooming Community Gardens Trend on the First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Today’s tough economy, combined with an increasing focus on eating healthy and organic foods, have made community gardening one of the hottest trends in urban areas across the country.

Second Harvest North Florida and Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens are working together to nurture that trend in Jacksonville. They are collectively sponsoring the inaugural Northeast Florida Community Gardens Conference on Nov. 3.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Tightens Flu Vaccination Policy

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Tightens Flu Vaccination Policy

Reflecting their commitment to healthcare that is safe, St. Vincent’s HealthCare (SVHC) has introduced a requirement that all physicians and associates get a flu shot.  SVHC President and CEO Moody Chisholm and other hospital administrators rolled up their sleeves recently to get their annual flu shot.  They along with all St. Vincent’s HeatlhCare associates, both clinical and non-clinical, must get the flu shot or wear a mask from Jan. 1 through the remainder of the flu season. 

St. Vincent's HealthCare Hosted Victory in Pink 2012

For the third year in a row, St. Vincent’s HealthCare hosted Victory in Pink, a celebration of women who have fought breast cancer. The free community event, meant to bring awareness to breast cancer, was held at the St. Johns Town Center Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  The event was designed to celebrate survivorship and highlight the journey each breast cancer survivor takes.

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orthodontists at Jacksonville University are taking time during October’s National Orthodontic Health Month to educate the public and clarify best practices for the maintenance of your smile.

Dr. Mark Alarbi, dean and program director of the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, said there are many myths that need to be busted regarding orthodontic care, but one of the most common misconceptions is that parents need to wait for their children to loose all of their baby teeth before evaluating the need for braces.