Eating Disorders: A Condition of All Ages

Eating Disorders: A Condition of All Ages

February is National Eating Disorder Month and according to nationaleatingdisorder.org, it is estimated that a whopping 20 million American women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Though the definitive causes are...
Heart Disease in Women: The Number One Killer!

Heart Disease in Women: The Number One Killer!

Myth:  Men die more often from heart attacks than women.  Truth: Women die more often from heart attacks than men.   It has always been the belief that more men die from heart attacks than women.  In fact, new studies show that women are more likely to die from heart...
Type 1 Diabetes…It’s Not Your Fault

Type 1 Diabetes…It’s Not Your Fault

Diabetes.org defines Type 1 Diabetes in the following terms:  The body does not produce insulin and it breaks down the carbohydrates eaten into blood glucose (also called blood sugar), which is used for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Be Your Own Best Advocate

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Be Your Own Best Advocate

Make no mistake… although the rate of breast cancer deaths has been steadily decreasing since 1988, it is still the number one cause of cancer deaths (other than lung cancer), among women in the United States. According to breastcancer.org, ‘In 2018, an estimated...
We ask for your vote!

We ask for your vote!

Dear Friends: We have a favor to ask of you and it will take only a few moments of your time. This is big. This is real BIG! The MetLife Corp, in conjunction with the PGA Tour, sponsors what is known as the MetLife MatchUp Sweepstakes. Essentially the contest involves...
Carol Jarzyn, ARNP, gives advice for Men’s Health Month

Carol Jarzyn, ARNP, gives advice for Men’s Health Month

STUART-Men’s Health Month heightens the awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Visiting your physician frequently is important especially as you get older. Carol Jarzyn, ARNP, has been a...
VIM patient gets surgery on both eyes

VIM patient gets surgery on both eyes

STUART-Imagine your eyesight weakening slowly over time until eventually you’re unable to drive at night. Teresa Williams experienced this over the course of several months and found it frightening. It was having an effect on her personal life. She was always worried...
17th Annual Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf for Life Tournament

17th Annual Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf for Life Tournament

STUART-The 17th Annual Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf for Life Tournament and Reception was a success.  The brother and sister team of Carson Novins and Beth Novins started the tournament in memory of their father, who died of colon cancer.  The amazing committee...
FSU students get hands-on experience at VIM

FSU students get hands-on experience at VIM

STUART-Getting hands-on experience for medical students is crucial to their careers. The partnership Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Clinic has with Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine has made this opportunity available. Two FSU students, Karolain Garcia...
Mary Colantuoni had five cancerous polyps removed

Mary Colantuoni had five cancerous polyps removed

Mary Colantuoni was grieving over the death of her son who died from a medication allergy. It seemed as if she had nowhere to go and life was getting hard. Colantuoni visited the Martin County Health Department (MCHD) and explained her recent struggles. She needed...