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Posted: Jun 4, 2024

Don’t Forget Yearly Physicals!

5 reasons to schedule that check-up this summer

From toddler to teenager, the yearly doctor visit is an important part of monitoring your child’s growth and development—and keeping them healthy in the long-term.

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Posted: Apr 30, 2024

There’s No Such Thing As A “Mini Stroke”

New guidance from the American Heart Association emphasizes the danger in downplaying transient ischemic attacks

Every year, at least 240,000 people in the US experience what doctors call a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or what has commonly been known as a "mini stroke." But the experts at the American Heart Association have a new name for the phenomenon: a warning stroke. And nearly 1 in 5 people who experience a TIA will suffer a full-blown stroke within months, or even days

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Posted: Apr 23, 2024

Waking Up to New Solutions to Sleep Apnea

The Inspire system offers sleep apnea relief without the CPAP

It's estimated that nearly 30 million Americans experience some form of sleep apnea. And for the longest time, a CPAP machine was the only remedy. But a promising new treatment is now available.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2024

Ask An Expert: The Basics of Heart Failure

With Sarasota Memorial Cardiologist Thomas Archer, MD

Nearly 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. And it contributes to nearly 400,000 deaths every year. But as widespread as this condition is, heart failure is also very preventable and highly treatable. We asked an expert to learn more.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024

Cancer Care & Cardiotoxicity

When it comes to cancer, even the treatment can be hard on the heart.

Many have heard of fatigue, hair loss or nausea accompanying chemotherapy or other cancer treatments. Probably lesser known, but perhaps more serious, is something called cardiotoxicity—cardiovascular damage that can occur following certain types of treatment.

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