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Getting in the fitness ring

Amanda Miller knocks out 222 pounds on her weight-loss journey and keeps going for another round CHANGE IS HARD. Whether it’s a job, a relationship, or your daily routine, making

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A pop puiz on arthroplasty (knee surgery)

Test your knowledge on the before, during, and after of knee surgery FOR MANY INDIVIDUALS, debilitating knee pain due to arthritis or an injury is a daily reality. For those

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Pop Quiz: Test your knowledge of managed-care plans

Preventing health insurance mishaps by knowing how you’re covered THERE’S NO GETTING around the fact that healthcare insurance plans can be complicated and confusing. There are many different types of

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How a life-saving transplant transformed my life

| Annemarie Ward shares her journey of keeping hope alive amidst heart disease | NEARLY 15 YEARS AGO, Annemarie Ward was walking the family’s three dogs with her mother Polly

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On the Pulse: World-renowned surgeon joins heart institute

A world-renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Tom Karl, has joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, expanding its surgery program.

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The trouble with trigger finger

Local surgeon develops alternate solution for a tricky procedure There’s no getting around this fact: you need your hands.  When one or more of your fingers or thumbs doesn’t function

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Today’s breast conserving measures

The then and now of treatment and surgery Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Each year 1.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer and the