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Tom Lloyd

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Weight-loss surgery can have wide-ranging benefits

Medical definitions can be a very tricky thing. Take, for example, one seemingly clear-cut word: cur

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‘Lessen’ plan: Reducing stress key to good mental health

The new administrative director of Vero Beach’s Behavioral Health Center has only been on the job

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Scully Welsh ‘cancer stalker’ finds funds to help patients

Most people work for a living. Jalicia Gachelin works to help cancer patients keep living … and to

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Healthy Start aims to reduce infant mortality locally

Florida has a problem. It has disturbingly high rate of infant deaths, consistently ranking above th

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Flu vaccine imperfect, but you should still give it a shot

This year’s flu vaccine leaves a lot to be desired, according to Sebastian infectious disease spec

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Waking up to the new high blood pressure guidelines

Most Americans went to bed on a recent Sunday night in November thinking their blood pressure was no

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‘Shing’ its praises: New vaccine is ultra-effective

When the FDA approved GlaxoSmithKline’s new Shingrix vaccine for shingles last month, it also took

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Older Americans facing ‘bone health emergency’

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but osteoporosis can kill you. Just ask certified physici

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New way to identify skin-cancer without biopsy

Newly-arrived Scully Welsh Cancer Center dermatologist and surgeon Dr. Lilia Correa is excited about

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Wound care center’s top doc knows stakes are high

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine in Sebastian has a new director – but Dr. Dawn

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The ‘In’ crowd: Hospitalists rule inpatient care at IRMC

If Dr. Richard Rothman has his way, your family doctor will now have a new title. For decades fam

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Shhhhweet: Sebastian hospital has a quieter MRI

Anyone who has ever had magnetic resonance imaging (an MRI) knows one thing for certain: Those overs