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Tom Lloyd

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‘Cool’ path to pain relief for bone cancer patients

According to the American Cancer Society, “you should never accept pain as a normal part of having

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Medicare sees fit to cover ‘necessary’ eyelid surgery

People tend to think of eyelid surgery as purely cosmetic, but it often has an important medical pur

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Vero Radiology upgrades scanning capabilities – again

Christmas came early this year to the folks at Vero Radiology Associates. In fact, it has already

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Is ‘weight’ over? Newer, better drugs help fight obesity

Some 55 million Americans go on a diet each year and – just in 2017 – those dieters spent more t

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Biologics: The benefits and risks of new asthma drugs

Dr. Diego Maldonado, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist at Indian River Medical Center, is

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‘Joint Camp’ helps hip/knee patients get up – and out

The amount of time patients spend in a hospital after a total hip or total knee-replacement procedur

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New dialysis center aims for more patient-centric approach

Medicine isn’t always a numbers game. If it were we’d all probably be paying a lot more attentio

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For rotator cuff patients, Vero doc shoulders the load

Got an aching arm or shoulder? The culprit may be one or more of four muscles you’ve probably neve

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Bladder cancer: ‘Crummy disease’ common but beatable

Bladder cancer, says the Mayo Clinic, “is one of the most common cancers, affecting approximately

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Shot of confidence: Why this flu vaccine may work better

The Florida Department of Health is adamant. Everyone should get vaccinated for influenza by the end

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Surgeons favoring tourniquet-free knee replacements

Everybody has heard of tourniquets. In cases of traumatic bleeding a tourniquet can save your life.

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Venous insufficiency: Straight talk about ‘silent disease’

Venous insufficiency, says vascular and endovascular surgeon Dr. Hadi Shalhoub, is “the silent dis

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