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Malnutrition means peril for head/neck cancer patients

Scully-Welsh Cancer Center radiation oncologist Dr. John Petersen has a passion for nutrition. For a

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Holy cow! Bovine patch may help fix torn rotator cuff

Rotator cuff tears are so common, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “that each ye

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Psoriatic arthritis incurable, but symptoms manageable

Everyone with a television probably knows a little something about psoriasis, the skin condition wit

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Fish oil tales: Two major studies yield ‘complex’ results

Do omega-3 fish oil pills really help your cardiovascular health? In the wake of two huge, in-dep

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Scully Endoscopy Center has powerful new diagnostic ability

When the $6.1 million Scully Endoscopy Center at Indian River Medical Center opened its doors for th

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Team steers IRMC toward elite stroke-center status

About 75 percent of strokes in this country occur in people 65 or older. That makes Vero Beach with

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New ‘hydrogel’ makes prostate cancer treatment safer

Dr. Hugo Davila of Florida Healthcare Specialists is excited about a new tool available to treat pro

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Beware of ‘alternative’ cancer treatments online

The Internet can be a dangerous place for cancer patients. Even though medically approved and leg

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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