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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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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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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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March 2012

Gathering The Tribes

My brother, Brian, raises goats on our family’s farm in Nokomis. Last fall he sold two especially tasty youngsters to the St. Saba Serbian Orthodox Church in North Port. They were the highlight of a festival the church puts on every year to raise money for its building fund. Now the Rev. Dragan Zaric calls […]

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March 2012

10 Best Beauty Trends

Laser skin resurfacing is a powerful technique that softens wrinkles, improves skin tone, eliminates age spots and repairs sun-damaged skin. Fraxel laser treatments are in high demand because of their minimal discomfort and downtime. Sandra Day, co-founder of NeoDerm Aesthetics, says she’s seeing “terrific results with Fraxel in reducing lip lines. The improvements are remarkable […]

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March 2012

Plastic Surgery Trends

How Not to Look Your Age I’m one of the nearly 40 million American women who were born between 1946 and 1964. Once upon a time, we women of the baby boomer generation burned our bras, shunned our mothers’ make-up, celebrated free love and overturned sexist stereotypes—or at least tried to. Now, alas, time has […]

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February 2012

You Can Count on Me

“Who will take care of you when you are unable to take care of yourself?” That’s the most important question you can ask when planning your future, according to gerontology experts. And whether it’s a spouse, a sibling, a child or even a close friend, those who commit to caring for a loved one face […]

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January 2012

Neuro Challenge Foundation Resource Handbook: Living With Parkinson’s

Click above download the Neuro Challenge Foundation’s resource guide, and watch a special video on the Foundation, below. {^YouTubeVideo|(url)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxNVXSKb92E|(width)425|(height)264|(fs)1|(rel)1^} Related Articles: Neuro Challenge Foundation Cause 4 Fashion Noisemaker: Meklit Hadero Video: See Nik Wallenda’s Sarasota Skywalk

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December 2011

Vacation Basics

Staying Safe From sun protection to swimming, a few simple rules. Sun protection: It’s no longer cool to broil on the beach. Just a few hours in our intense sun can result in an immediate burn—and long-term skin damage, Protect your skin from skin cancer (and wrinkles and aging spots) by keeping sunscreen on exposed […]

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May 2011

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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April 2011

Body Talk

  Indulge Yourself Manis and pedis and facials, oh my! Spa Week, April 11-17, unites professional pamperers from around the nation in a singular mission: to give you an indulgent spa experience for just $50. Participating spas offer a select menu of services, from haircuts to deep-tissue massages to chemical peels, at deep discounts. Venice’s […]

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March 2011

Shock of Gray

We may live in a youth-obsessed culture, but the aging of the human race is actually the biggest story of our time. The world’s population—not just America’s, but the world’s—is rapidly aging. By the year 2030, one billion people will be 65 or older—and for the first time in history, the number of people over […]

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March 2011

Senior Moments

LILLETTE 87 When six-year-old Lillette Jenkins Wisner began visiting a neighbor and spending hours playing her piano, the neighbor offered to give the family the piano if they’d give Lillette music lessons. Trained as a classical pianist, Wisner, now 87, branched out into jazz and toured the world during World War II playing to the […]

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March 2011

Body Talk

Eat This At just 140 calories, these tasty snacks have eight grams of protein—enough to stave off hunger until your next meal—helping you to maintain a healthy blood sugar level throughout the day. Cook them in a casserole dish and cut into bars, or use a 12-muffin tin for quick and easy portions. Variations might […]

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