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Kerry Firth

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‘Circle’ philanthropists expand their horizons – and their reach

An enthusiastic group of philanthropic women sharing a passion for access to art enrichment and outreach programs gathered ...

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Collaring cholesterol: Cardiologist details therapies to lower LDL

There seems to be a troublemaker in every group and in the health-robbing triad of cholesterol, coronary artery ...

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Lawnwood launches interhospital medical vans for patients

They look like mini ambulances. They are equipped with lifesaving equipment like an ambulance, and they are fully ...

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Link between antidepressants and suicide causes new concern

While certain medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used to treat depression or stabilize moods have been ...

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Advancements in esophageal cancer treatment bring new hope

Machinist Richard Bruzzese was up early getting ready to go in to work when he fell to the ...

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Vero Classical Ballet steps up with Tchaikovsky classic

Aspiring young dancers are practicing to perfect their finest ballet movements as they prepare for their roles as ...

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‘Blue Jeans & BBQ’: Kicking in to help Special Equestrians

Some very special equestrians showed off their horsemanship skills for a supportive crowd at the annual Blue Jeans ...

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Demand for therapy dogs grows at hospitals, nursing homes, schools

Turns out there’s an almost magical healing power in the touch of a warm nose or sloppy kiss ...

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Surgeons hail ‘CORI’ robotic system for knee replacements

Two Vero Beach doctors are excited about the capabilities of the CORI Surgical System, which uses handheld robotics-assisted ...

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Unleashed enthusiasm to help needy pups at ‘Cause for Paws’

Four lovable, well-behaved dogs greeted arriving guests at the annual Cause for Paws fundraiser to benefit the Humane ...

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How to shed negative emotions and reclaim your happiness

Happiness varies from person to person. What brings joy to one individual may not resonate with another. Happiness ...

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Peter leaving top spot at Vero hospital

Dr. David Peter, vice president and chief medical officer at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, has resigned from ...