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Lawnwood becomes area’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center

Every 40 seconds someone in this country suffers a stroke and the National Institutes of Health poin

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Join Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 1

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — More than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer

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‘Men in Pink’ raise awareness, funds in fight against breast cancer

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — In its inaugural year in Indian River County, 16 prominent area men have ta

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Knee-replacement technology can preserve ACLs

There are more than 30,000 orthopedic surgeons in the U. S., but Dr. Ken Sands is the only one in th

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Put your foot down! How to lessen gout flare-ups

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently looked at how what we eat influences gout, and fo

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Making noise about dangers of ‘silent’ heart attacks

We all know what a person experiencing a heart attack looks like, right? They’re in obvious pain,

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Century unlimited: More seniors living to 100+

1916 was a very good year. Jackie Gleason, Betty Grable, Dinah Shore, Gregory Peck, Glenn Ford, Oli

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The upshot? CDC nixes nasal-spray flu vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pulled the plug on nasal-spray flu vaccines for t

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Impressive stent technology is state-of-the-artery

Some of the biggest breakthroughs in medicine come in the smallest packages. Take, for example, the

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Skin deep: Study delves further into ‘red-haired gene’

Only about 2 percent of the U.S. population – some 6.5 million people – are redheads, but redhea

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Joint replacement patients get hip to IRMC’s ‘camp’

Dr. Richard Steinfeld, an orthopedic surgeon at Indian River Medical Center, can’t help but crack

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IRMC pumped about debut of advanced heart care lab

Starting this month, the Indian River Medical Center will become the first hospital in the state of