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New cholesterol drugs: Promising but (very) pricey

Two new cholesterol-busting drugs are now on the market, but they both come with drawbacks. More th

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IRMC adding heightened security and customer service

Starting next Monday, visitors to the Indian River Medical Center will be greeted with what the hosp

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Study tackles epilepsy drugs’ effects on unborn children

This is one in an occasional series about children’s health issues. We know that many of our reade

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Take heart! TAVR procedure now on Treasure Coast

Some 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. For those among that group

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Local urologist creates new surgical fix for prolapse

You won’t find Vero Beach listed anywhere alongside Boston, Los Angeles, New York or Baltimore in

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Djibouti calls: IRMC nurse has world of experience

As an intermediate cardiac care nurse at the Indian River Medical Center, Don Willems deals mainly w

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Combat-tested doc joins IRMC emergency team

Orthopedic injuries, says the U.S. National Library of Medicine, are among the most likely condition

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How hypnotherapy can help in children’s healthcare

This is one in an occasional series about children’s health issues. We know that many of our reade

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Sleep disorders increase stroke risk, harm recovery

A new study concludes that certain types of sleep disorders increase the risk of stroke and, if untr

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Super agers’ brains: Less shrinkage, more think-age

Why do some adults in their 70s and 80s have memory and thinking skills comparable to much younger a

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GERD grief: Heartburn may hide more serious woes

Somewhere between 40 percent and 50 percent of today’s seniors have one or more age-related digest

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Algorithm method: ‘Calculator’ ID’s heart disease risk

What’s the best way to avoid the massive personal and emotional traumas – let alone the huge fin