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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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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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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

Healthfront

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July 2012

Health Report July 2012

Think About It Mental conditioning coach Trevor Moawad counts among his clients the national champion University of Alabama football team. Here, Moawad, the director of IMG Academies’ Performance Institute, explains how mental conditioning relates to different aspects of physical (and even professional) performance. Motivation: “At Alabama football, the morning of this year’s national championship game, […]

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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

Health Report

CALENDAR May 5 Wellness open house at Doctors Hospital, featuring an “Ask the Pharmacist” Brown Bag Pharmacy Review Bring a bag of your prescription medications and a written list of questions for a consultation with a registered pharmacist. RSVP required; (888) 685-1596. May 25 “Redefining Senior Fitness” health and wellness day Nutritional cooking for one, […]

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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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April 2012

Health Report

Breathe Easy Could your mouth be causing your sleep problems? There’s an often overlooked connection between sleep apnea and dental issues, according to Dr. Jill Morris. She says sleep apnea, TMJ and other conditions can often be linked to underdeveloped dental arches. When the dental arches don’t reach adult width, the result is a narrower palate […]

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April 2012

Healthfront

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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

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

Health Heroes

Nicole Johnson At 18, Nicole Johnson was beautiful, bright and ambitious. She was also newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a life-threatening condition that requires constant monitoring. Unfortunately, the doctors told her, you’ll have to reassess your hopes and dreams—diabetes narrows your life and opportunities. For Nicole, the diagnosis was isolating and embarrassing, and for […]

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March 2012

Health Report

Shaping, Sculpting, Lifting, Reducing, Resurfacing… This may be a banner year for cosmetic surgery. Despite a sputtering economy, experts expect growing numbers of people will seek out aesthetic procedures in 2012. The economy may be partly responsible, as a competitive job market encourages people to do everything they can to feel confident and look their […]

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