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Tom Lloyd

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Tear not? Fear not: Dry eye disease is very treatable

The expression “there wasn’t a dry eye in the house” definitely did not originate in this part

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Adult Day Care’s mission also includes caregiver support

Stress is not a competition. But if it were, people who serve as caregivers for spouses or other

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TAVR heart procedure may be ‘Greatest Cardiac Show on Earth’

Eileen Barnum is pretty, petite and downright perky. She’s also 94 years old and she just had t

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Doctors see increase in throat cancer caused by HPV

Say the word “cancer” and the first medical specialties most people think about are “oncology

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Lymphedema can be a long – but manageable – fight

Upwards of 10 million Americans suffer from lymphedema, according to Lymphatic Education & Resea

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Call to ‘arms’: Doc adamant about flu shots for kids

The “flu season” is here again and local pediatrician Dr. Marza Penny makes no bones about her t

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Breathe easier – there’s new hope for asthma patients

If you suffer from asthma you are far from alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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‘See’ change: Eye surgery benefits from high-tech advances

Dr. Paul Minotty, dean of the New Vision Eye Center team, was struck by a quote from a recent confer

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IRMC staffers step up during Irma blood emergency

It won’t fit on a bumper sticker, but “right anterior thoracotomies” happen. So, too, do

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IRMC’s ‘navigators’ are the GPS for cancer care

If you are curious, you could go to the National Institutes of Health’s website and look up the de

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Whirlwind of activity at county hospitals during Irma

Indian River County’s two hospitals kept their heads above water during Hurricane Irma, continuing

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Take heart from benefits of moderate drinking

Here’s a little something you won’t find in the history books. When the 21st amendment repeal