Health related articles, blogs and information keeping our Northeast Florida community healthy.

Clean Eating at the Farmers Market

Foods available at the local farmers market are environmentally sustainable, natural, and grown in ways that treat animals and workers well, and this clean eating is gaining in popularity.


You can’t “catch” psoriasis by touching someone who has it. Flare-ups can arise when people are stressed or experience a traumatic event, and smoking, heavy alcohol use, and being overweight can also aggravate it.

Your Sense of Smell and Your Health

Chewing your food releases aromas that travel from your mouth and throat to the nose. Without smell, we can detect only 5 basic tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami (savory).

Test Your Sense of Pitch

Want to test your own sense of pitch? There is an online version of the Distorted Tunes Test, a standardized survey in use for over 50 years.

How Much Stress is Too Much?

I know that stress is part of the human experience, and our bodies are designed to react to it; think fight or flight, but anything in excess is problematic.

Vaccines Protect Us All

Some vaccines require a series of shots to trigger a strong immune response. The protection of other vaccines can fade over time, so booster shots may be needed.

Learn More About Allergies

Allergy is one of the most common long-term health conditions. “Over the past several decades, the prevalence of allergies has been increasing,” says Dr. Paivi Salo, an allergy expert at NIH.

Researchers Explore the Secret to Living Longer

The key to healthy aging is to engage fully in life, mentally, physically, and socially. “Transitioning to older years isn’t about sitting in a rocking chair and letting the days slip by,” Bernard says.

FSCJ to Offer Free Health Education and Screenings

Florida State College at Jacksonville’s North Campus invites faculty, staff, students and the community to visit the 2016 Health Literacy Fair to enjoy no-cost health and wellness related activities.