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Kiwi
December 2012

Health Report: December 2012

Now Open Uniquely You, a “mastectomy boutique” in northeast Bradenton, caters specifically to breast cancer patients and survivors. Founders Samantha Medred and Whitney Kitchens specialize in post-mastectomy products—including breast prostheses (“forms”) and specially designed bras and swimsuits. Operating primarily by appointment to encourage privacy (though walk-ins are also accommodated), Uniquely You stocks a variety of […]

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Roasted Walnut and Craisin Crusted Yam Casserole
November 2012

Health Report: November 2012

The latest 3-D imagery for your body, a yummy Thanksgiving recipe, and fitness tips from a pro. A Balanced Feast Add this healthy alternative to your Thanksgiving menu. Thanksgiving’s classic sweet potato casserole doesn’t have to be loaded with butter and excess sugar. This slimmed-down version, from chef Sisavath Keovilay and student Zuleynka Llinas of […]

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Dr. Alessandro Golino performs minimally invasive mitral valve replacement surgery at Blake Medical Center. (Gene Pollux)
October 2012

Don’t Leave Home for Healthcare

A variety of indicators show our region now scores high in treating even the deadliest conditions. About 20 years ago, during a break in a meeting of local healthcare managers, one insider asked another where to go for good healthcare. “The airport,” the colleague joked. Related Articles: Don’t Leave Town for Healthcare Sarasota Healthcare Providers […]

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Tim Wilkins
October 2012

The Laugh Cure: Tim Wilkins

Standup comic Tim Wilkins’ top 10 reasons to love healthcare in our region. Sarasota-based Tim Wilkins is a 20-year veteran standup comic and TV personality who currently appears weekly in more than 250 markets. He has opened for such stars as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Julio Iglesias and has written a motivational best seller, […]

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FromHeart
October 2012

Pulse: Weight Loss Done Right & From The Heart

Weight Loss Done Right In the face of dietary recommendations and fads that seem to change continually, Susan Lewis of Sarasota’s weightmanagementcoaching.com touts a pragmatic approach to nutrition-oriented weight loss. Related Articles: Pulse: Star Survivor Pulse: Top 12 Healthiest Foods The Startling Truth About Women and Heart Disease

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Brush
October 2012

Sarasota Health: Top Dentists

Our exclusive listing of the most-recommended dentists in Sarasota and Manatee. Medical professionals agree that good dental health is an essential part of your overall well-being. In order to help you make informed choices, we’ve partnered with topDentists to publish this list of the very best dentists in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Related Articles: Sarasota […]

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Pam Daniel, Editorial director
October 2012

Editor’s Letter: To Your Health

  To Your Health With its sunny days and seaside location, Sarasota has long attracted adventurous and active newcomers, who value both the physical and mental health benefits of living here. It’s easier to stay fit and happy in a place where the days are bright and beautiful and everything from walking to windsurfing is […]

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Chip and Tricia share some tender moments at home. A stroke can be overwhelming for both patient and caregiver; Chip says he tries to reflect on their progress as well as the challenges ahead.
October 2012

Lessons of The Heart

When a stroke felled the woman he loves, Sarasota’s Chip Willis entered a challenging world of hospitals, insurance and around-the-clock stress. Here are some lessons he’s learned along the way. When you hear the old cliché, “Your life can change in an instant”….believe it. On Sept. 17, 2010, life as I knew it was blown […]

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October 2012

Technology: Phone Rx

From fitness to first aid, there’s an app for that. Eat right, work out, live healthy. Worthy goals, but if you need advice, who ya gonna call? Your smartphone, of course. Today’s mobile technology offers apps that can help keep your body a well-oiled machine. There’s even a Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System iPhone app to […]

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Better1
October 2012

Better Than Ever: Sarasota Health Experts Share the Latest Advances

Sarasota health experts let us in on the latest advances regarding how to keep your face and body youthful.

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"Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality."—Nicolas Chamfort
October 2012

Well-Being: The Path to Happiness

Happier people are healthier people. Here’s how to get there. The pursuit of happiness is more than a philosophical quest—it’s good medicine. Studies show that happy people are healthier people; having a positive attitude has positive results. Optimism, hopefulness, enthusiasm, engagement and other upbeat traits are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer […]

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October 2012

Sarasota Health: Top Doctors

Our exclusive listing of the Sarasota-Manatee doctors most recommended by their peers. Topnotch physicians come to Sarasota not only because of the quality of life and demographics (older patients with the interest and income to invest in comprehensive healthcare) but because of the quality of the facilities and professionals who will be their peers. In […]

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BikeRide
October 2012

New Joints, New You

New surgical techniques are giving active baby boomers another lease on life. Baby boomers are active—and their knees, shoulders and hips are paying the price for it. But thanks to advances in technology and surgical techniques, when your joints give out, you don’t have to trade in your running shoes for the rocking chair. According […]

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Olivia Newton-John
October 2012

Pulse: Star Survivor

Olivia Newton-John overcame breast cancer and became a champion for women’s health. In 1992, multiple Grammy winner and movie star Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 43. This spring, Newton-John spoke about her experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, at a luncheon for Moffit Cancer Center. The diagnosis alone was a struggle. In […]

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Breast-Cancer
October 2012

Health Report: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month What I’ve Learned Sarasota Memorial’s Marie Borsellino helps women navigate breast cancer. I’ve been an oncology nurse for 25 years; prior to this role as breast health navigator, I worked with all cancers and helped patients who were uninsured and underinsured get hooked up with resources. In 2008 the […]

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July 2012

Top Dentists

Top Dentists Click on the link below to download the PDF of the Top Dentists List and special section Related Articles: Sarasota Health: Top Dentists Education Guide 2012 Neuro Challenge Foundation Resource Handbook: Living With Parkinson’s

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July 2012

Top Doctors 2012

Healthcare is a hot topic everywhere you turn these days. And while we can’t resolve the national debate, there’s no question that our little corner of paradise includes some of the finest physicians the country has to offer. Sarasota’s medical community includes award-winning hospitals, internationally significant medical research and two forward-thinking medical schools producing the […]

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June 2012

My Medical Nightmare

Ralph Smith has worked on a number of well-known comic strips, including Hagar the Horrible, and his own Captain Vincible was nationally syndicated by King Features. Click here to view “My Medical Nightmare.” This article appears in the June 2012 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Did you like what you read here? Subscribe to Sarasota Magazine […]

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May 2012

An End to Alzheimer’s?

It’s called “the long good-bye” by Alzheimer’s disease sufferers and their caregivers—that heart-wrenching struggle of watching a loved one deteriorate one day at a time. First it’s names and faces that go. They forget who you are. They forget who they are. Eventually, the sufferer loses most or all cognitive ability and becomes a lifeless […]

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March 2012

Body Talk

Food for Thought Sarasota’s favorite fish, grouper, contains up to a third more Omega-3 fatty acids than an equal serving of canned tuna. The benefits of those added Omega-3s—including lower triglycerides and blood pressure—can become evident in a matter of weeks. (Just be sure to mind your mercury.) The FDA’s newest dietary guidelines recommend upping […]

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