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Tom Lloyd

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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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Scully-Welsh expands cancer-fighting team, techniques

Scully-Welsh Cancer Center medical oncologist Dr. Stephen Patterson says “there are a lot of excit

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Tip-top health record system helps boost patient care

One of the newest and most advanced electronic health record (EHR) systems is now up and running at

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New doc helps bariatric team tackle obesity plague

When Dr. Natalee Stone joined the Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center and Steward Medical Gr

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Beware! Flesh-eating ‘Vibrio’ lurks in our waters

As a nation we’ve grown blasé when it comes to bacteria. Maybe that’s because we’ve spent