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Posted: Oct 30, 2023

Spider Veins: Less Sinister Than They Sound

With Endovascular Surgeon James Shepherd, MD

Appearing in clusters on the skin, spider veins can sometimes be bothersome and cosmetically displeasing. Thankfully, they’re easily treatable with no negative side effects. Learn more about your treatment options and what your veins say about your vascular health.

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Posted: Oct 24, 2023

Six Times A Survivor

Inside Linda Davey’s extraordinary lifelong battle against cancer.

Linda Davey was only 27 when she had her first bout with cancer. She’s had five more since, with the latest coming just as the pandemic hit. Some people call her “The Miracle Child,” because nothing can keep her down. When Davey tells the story, though, she doesn’t talk about miracles. She talks about doctors.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2023

“The Devil’s Aspirin”

The dangers of overreliance on sleep medication and the potential benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | By Internal Medicine Specialist Randall C. Raine, DO

Sleeping pills are an increasingly common sleep aid—and perhaps too common. All have potentially dangerous side effects, and some doctors are looking at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a safe alternative.

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Posted: Oct 10, 2023

A Community Fighting Cancer

One patient’s experience with the Sarasota Memorial Thrive Program

When a routine mammogram turned into a breast cancer diagnosis, Jane Procise knew it wasn’t something she could tackle alone. Thanks to her healthcare team, she didn’t have to.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2023

Cancer-Related PTSD: What to Look For, How to Help

With Rachael Swisher, PharmD

Surviving cancer can be a very traumatic experience—and that experience doesn’t necessarily end with your last treatment. Read on to learn more about how post-traumatic stress disorder can affect cancer survivors, what to look out for, and how to find help.

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