Health

Memorial Hospital’s Breast Center Earns Full NAPBC Accreditation

Memorial Hospital’s Breast Center has been granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. There are only nine centers in Florida, including Memorial’s, that have this elite designation. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. The standards established by the NAPBC include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. The NAPBC determined that Memorial Hospital has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Cancer is Out, but Fashion is in at the Glambilicious Charity Fashion Show

Cancer is Out, but Fashion is in at the Glambilicious Charity Fashion Show

Join the community for an evening of Glamour & Fashion to raise money for the American Cancer Society & Relay for Life! All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!

Hosted by: The Majestic Planner, Dial Photography & Mavericks!!

When: Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 6:30pm - 8pm

Where: Mavericks @ the landing

Cost: $10 advance ticket purchase, $15 day of. Ticket includes 2 drinks (beer or wine), entry into the show and 1 entry into the raffle**

Tickets can be purchased through:

www.dialphotography.com

www.themajesticplanner.com

Take Care Clinics Offering Discounted Physicals

Take Care Clinics Offering Discounted Physicals

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Though the cold weather lingers, summer is not far away, and with that comes sports and activities for children.

Take Care Clinics at area Walgreen's stores are offering physical examinations for children for $35 through the end of April. The normal cost is $60.

The exams will make sure children are up to date on immunizations and are fit for sports and camp activities.

"Sports and camp physicals are a great opportunity for families to interact with a trusted health care professional who can identify children who might be at risk for illness or injury during certain activities," said Sandra Festa Ryan, RN, MSN, CPNP, FAANP and chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. 

St. Vincent’s Ladies Night Out, Feb. 17th

St. Vincent’s Ladies Night Out, Feb. 17th

Join us Feb. 17 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the St. Johns Town Center for a celebration of women and men who have fought heart disease. St. Johns Town Center is blocking off the street near Pottery Barn Kids for this HUGE extravaganza that is FREE to the public and includes:

Coggin Toyota at the Avenues Announces Partnership with Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Jacksonville residents are invited to visit Coggin Toyota at the Avenues at 10564 Phillips Highway to help support Wolfson Children’s Hospital. In this inaugural Valentine’s Retail Partnership Program, Coggin Toyota at the Avenues, as one of several retail partners in the area, will donate $100 for every car sold, up to $10,000, to the hospital. The program, running through February 28, offers Jacksonville consumers the opportunity to shop for a new car while giving back to the area’s only children’s hospital.

Publix Premium Light Tiramisu Ice Cream Recalled Due to Unlisted Almonds

Publix Premium Light Tiramisu Ice Cream Recalled  Due to Unlisted Almonds

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerts consumers to the recall of Publix Premium Light Tiramisu Ice Cream because it contains almonds without listing them on the label.

Go Red for the American Heart Association at BlackFinn

Go Red for the American Heart Association at BlackFinn

February is American Heart Month and BlackFinn is raising heart health awareness with its Go Red Happy Hour benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA) on Friday, February 4, from 5 – 8 p.m.

The BlackFinn Go Red Happy Hour will feature a special heart-healthy menu with items such as Lime Glazed Salmon, Roasted Vegetable Pasta and Pomegranate Glazed Chicken as well as specialty PAMA-tinis, red win features and complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. Suggested $5 donations will be collected at the Saloon door for the American Heart Association and a portion of the sales from BlackFinn’s special heart-healthy menu will also benefit the AHA. In addition, anyone who makes a donation to the AHA Friday night will be eligible to win various prizes, including BlackFinn gift cards and a Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Pendant.