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October 2013

How Hypnosis Works for Your Health

While the brain can be a great motivator, even an educated mind can also be our biggest obstacle in the quest to take better care of ourselves.

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The view of downtown Sarasota from the ninth-floor staff lounge in SMH's new Courtyard Tower.
September 2013

Inside Sarasota Memorial’s Courtyard Tower

If you weren’t among the crowds at Saturday’s grand opening event for Sarasota Memorial’s new nine-story Courtyard Tower, here’s an overview.

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August 2013

Exercise Trend: Orangetheory Fitness

A preview of the new fitness trend coming to Sarasota.

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August 2013

Living with a Leg Fracture

Lessons learned from my latest sports injury.

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July 2013

A Food You Should Eat (And One You Should Avoid)

Say yes to yolks; say no to dark soda.

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Just standing up every 20 minutes can make a big difference in your long-term health.
June 2013

How Bad is Sitting at Your Desk All Day? The Answer May Surprise You.

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My parents and me.
May 2013

A Personal Education in Parkinson’s

    My father, who’s now 73, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago. As is their wont, my parents have embraced the challenge with outward cheerfulness and optimism. Since I didn’t know much about Parkinson’s at the time, but I do know my parents fairly well, their sudden, pronounced optimism was one […]

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May 2013

An Introduction to the Human Microbiome

  “The human microbiome is the body organ you didn’t know you had,” says Dr. Eva Berkes, co-founder of Sarasota’s Quorum Innovations at the Hawthorne Clinic and Research Center. “It basically calls for a re-examination of human physiology and disease.”   Basically, she explains, your body has about 10 trillion cells. But on top of […]

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April 2013

Some Points About Acupuncture

Pain? Weight loss? Quitting smoking? As it has become more mainstream, acupuncture is used to treat an ever-increasing list of ailments. Including: aging faces. I visited Christina Captain’s Family Healing Center for a demonstration of “cosmetic acupuncture” techniques—as well as an overview of acupuncture in general. Though I’ve encountered several people who swear up and […]

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The standard nasal CPAP headgear.
March 2013

Sleep Apnea

  I’ve always snored like a mofo. As a kid, I was tormented by fellow campers and sisters alike, who would wake me up to complain about the snoring when it seemed to me I hadn’t even fallen asleep yet. (My college roommate was deaf in one ear; small blessings.) And there’s a famous story […]

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