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Occupational Therapy

April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month, which for many is a time of not only education but a great help in their daily lives. The term ‘occupational’ makes many people think of their jobs, their occupations, but in the world of medicine, this word has a very different meaning. While some occupational therapy is relevant…

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How to Reduce Sugar

With Easter candy showing up in stores, the temptation to indulge in a bit of chocolate or brightly colored marshmallow treats is strong. However, for families everywhere, nutrition is key, and many people might be wondering how they can enjoy seasonal treats and springtime desserts without consuming too much added sugar. Since even small quantities…

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How to Promote Positive Body Image

As February comes to a close, it is marked with an important week in physical and mental health. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 25th to March 3rd, and while it sometimes goes overlooked, The Colony ER Hospital believes that bringing proper attention to these complex disorders is important for our community health. While…

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The Importance of Blood Drives

Many members of The Colony’s local neighborhoods started the new year with a blood drive. On January 8th, The Colony ER Hospital partnered with The American Red Cross to host a blood drive at our facility. It started 2019 off right by supporting our community with this massive public health effort. The Colony ER Hospital…

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The Colony Spotlight

In this episode of The Colony Spotlight Richard talks to Dr. Robert Holland and Krista Ryan (Director of Food and Clinical Nutrition) of The Colony ER Hospital The Colony ER Hospital is a boutique medical facility that offers inpatient care, outpatient imaging and laboratory services for adults and children. Whether visiting us for a medical emergency…

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Holiday Alcohol Safety

With New Year’s on the way and holiday parties abound, it is the time of year when champagne toasts and festive cocktails are everywhere. As people all over the country treat themselves to a little extra celebration, though, there is an increased risk of danger. Intoxication brings health risks, possible injuries and, worse of all,…

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Home Eye Safety for Kids

Parents often warn their children not to play with certain objects or run too fast or else “you’ll poke your eye out!” It is something everyone has grown up hearing, but as we make sure our own kids learn how to play responsibly, parents might find themselves repeating this phrase more and more often. To…

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The 2018-2019 Flu Season Overview

After last year’s severe flu season, many families are worried about what the holiday season might bring. Just like every year, doctors and researchers at the CDC have been hard at work studying the virus and how it is mutating this year to keep families everywhere prepared for the flu season. With this in mind, The Colony…

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Jacksonville Magazine Feature

Our very own Dr. Marco Coppola was interviewed recently, by Jacksonville Magazine about fighting this year’s flu season. Dr. Coppola discussed how this year’s flu is different from past years and to combat it.  You can read the full version of the magazine here!

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