January 15, 2018
This year’s flu vaccine leaves a lot to be desired, according to Sebastian infectious disease specialist Dr. Aisha Thomas-St. Cyr and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Most Americans went to bed on a recent Sunday night in November thinking their blood pressure was normal. By that Monday morning, however, tens of millions of them suddenly found themselves catapulted into the “high blood pressure” or hypertensive category.
December 28, 2017
When the FDA approved GlaxoSmithKline’s new Shingrix vaccine for shingles last month, it also took the extraordinary step of recommending it replace the existing Zostavax shingles vaccine. A tsunami of good press promptly followed.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but osteoporosis can kill you. Just ask certified physician assistant Julie Klucar and advanced registered nurse practitioner Kristy Losapio at the Coastal Fracture Prevention Center in Sebastian.
December 12, 2017
Wound care center’s top doc knows stakes are high. The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine in Sebastian has a new director – but Dr. Dawn Davidson is no rookie at the Sebastian River Medical Center.
December 6, 2017
Anyone who has ever had magnetic resonance imaging (an MRI) knows one thing for certain: Those oversized doughnut-shaped devices are really, really loud. How loud? Case Western Reserve University declares the noise they make is roughly the equivalent to sound of a jackhammer pounding concrete 10 or 15 feet away.
November 28, 2017
Dr. Jose Rivera, a cardiologist with the Steward Health Group and the Sebastian River Medical Center, is finally getting some high-powered validation for his long-held view that reducing inflammation – not just cholesterol levels – can prevent heart attacks.
Say the word “cancer” and the first medical specialties most people think about are “oncology” or “radiology” or maybe even “hematology.” It’s probably a safe bet that “otolaryngology” wouldn’t make anyone’s top 10 list.
The “flu season” is here again and local pediatrician Dr. Marza Penny makes no bones about her top priority this time of year. She wants every child she treats over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot.
If you suffer from asthma you are far from alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says upward of 26 million Americans have this disease and those numbers appear to be rising rapidly. Perhaps worse, the CDC admits, “we don’t know why” those numbers are climbing so much and so fast.