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Infectious disease specialist advises: Get the flu shot

Amid the push for increased COVID-19 vaccination to halt the pandemic, U.S. health experts are urgin

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Jam-tastic! Jake & pals wow ’em at Flamingo Weekend

Jake Owen was welcomed home by adoring fans during a jam-packed weekend titled ‘The Flamingo’ to

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Treating common hand ailments like ‘trigger finger’

When you think about it, there is very little we do without the use of our hands. In fact, we use ou

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Cardiologist: ‘A failing heart does not mean a failure forever’

There are few diagnoses more frightening than “heart failure,” but in reality it doesn’t mean

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Highly effective shingles vaccine urged for over-50 set

With all the talk about the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s important not to overlook another vaccine that

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New Cleveland Clinic doc sheds light on managing diabetes

Dr. Alexander Williams is one of Cleveland Clinic’s newest hires, joining the Indian River Hospita

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Dentist’s in-house lab speeds up delivery of dentures

Dr. Julie Cromer, of Cromer and Cairns Dental, learned early on that there’s more to dentistry tha

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Rest easier, patients: ‘Anesthesia has gotten a lot safer’

Anesthesiologist Dr. Philip Nye has some good news for those facing surgery: “Anesthesia has gotte

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His own football injuries inspired chiropractor’s career

“I first thought about becoming a chiropractor when I got hit in the back while playing quarterbac

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Many young athletes struggle with mental health issues

When Olympic star Simone Biles withdrew from competition due to mental health issues, it shocked the

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High school athletes can count on this winning medical team

It won’t be long before Friday night lights shine at the Citrus Bowl at Vero Beach High School and

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Cleveland Clinic earns upgraded stroke care certification

The high quality of stroke care at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital was recognized in June whe