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Kerry Firth

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Suspect a stroke? Seek treatment as ‘F.A.S.T.’ as possible

Dr. Richard Callison, a board-certified neurologist with HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital, says emphatically that time is the key ...

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‘Tipsy Turtle’ race advances Coastal Connections’ mission

It may be named the Tipsy Turtle race, but the 240 runners who gathered at Sexton Plaza on ...

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Specialist helps women with high-risk pregnancies

Pregnancy is tough on every woman’s body, but it can be life threatening to women with medical complications ...

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Spa, yes! Hospitalist opens own wellness center in Vero

There seems to be a perfect storm brewing within the healthcare system that is causing established physicians to ...

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1,000 and counting: Area doctor specializes in robotic surgeries

Dr. Adam Kurtin, general surgeon at HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital, recently completed his 1,000th robotic surgery – ...

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Habitat’s Island Gala was a fundraising hula-palooza!

Not even a Florida monsoon could dampen the spirits of guests arriving for the Habitat for Humanity Island ...

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Cleveland Clinic doctor: HPV vaccine could save your child’s life

It is difficult to think about your child contracting a sexually transmitted infection. But you should, according to ...

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Tykes & Teens spreads awareness at Brunch for Babies

An inaugural Brunch for Babies event at the Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club to benefit Tykes & ...

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Doctor goes concierge route to better advocate for patients

During his years as a hospital emergency room doctor, Dr. Bruce Murray came across just about every injury ...

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Hip fix: Muscle-sparing anterior approach gains popularity

Not everyone knows there’s more than one way to replace a hip joint – but there is. “There ...

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Patients home the next day after MitraClip heart valve repair

As an interventional cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Carlos Gonzalez is expert in catheter-based, minimally invasive treatment of ...

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Minimally invasive ‘Watchman’ device new option for A-Fib

Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common kind of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. For many years, the standard ...