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National Chip and Dip Day: 6 Tips to Lighten Your Chips and Dips

There’s an observance for everything. And today is no exception – it’s National Chip and Dip Day! As one of America’s favorite food pairings, we believe it is our duty to help you celebrate responsibly. Registered Dietitian Tammy Baranowski compiled a list of snack ideas that will keep you healthy, guilt-free and full. Bon appétit!…
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Committed to Care: Federal agent grateful for miraculous recovery, support at Orange Park Medical

Drew Stokes considers himself “just a regular guy” – a federal agent, an avid CrossFitter and a family man who loved traveling the world. But his life was almost tragically cut short when he was gunned down last September in broad daylight at a local grocery store. Trained in combat medicine, Stokes took a part…
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7 Guilt-Free Super Bowl Snacks

The Super Bowl is typically the most watched sporting event in the U.S. and the second biggest eating holiday of the year behind Thanksgiving. Tammy Baranowski, clinical nutrition manager at Orange Park Medical Center, has a few ideas that will ensure your Super Bowl party scores huge points. ‘It’s the new year and people are…
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What to know about appendicitis

Musician John Mayer is recovering after postponing a concert in New Orleans earlier this month to undergo an emergency appendectomy. Luckily for Mayer, it’s a very common procedure and complications are rare. “If you talk to family members or friends, you’re going to find someone who’s had it done,” says general surgeon Walter Hayne, MD,…
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Stroke patient thanks care team for saving her during Hurricane Irma

Even with a hurricane bearing down on her home, Jackie Evans wasn’t worried about her health. She certainly wasn’t thinking about a trip to the hospital. She took care of friends who were sheltering with her, and went to bed feeling fine. When she woke up a few hours later, she couldn’t talk or move.…
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Traumatic Brain Injury and the Road to Recovery after Surviving Gunshots to the Head

Richard Tucker is a 53–year-old former convenience store clerk with a shocking story to share about the time he survived an armed robbery. There’s only one thing…he can’t remember it. Tucker was shot twice in the head and survived, after being transported to HCA-affiliate Orange Park Medical Center, which less than a year ago earned…
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