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Posted: Mar 5, 2019

Choosing a Pediatrician ~ Ask An Expert

With First Physicians Group Pediatrician Jose Tavarez, MD

When you're planning for the arrival of a new baby, one of the many important decisions you'll need to make is choosing a pediatrician. How can you find the doctor who will be the best fit for your family? We spoke with FPG-Lakewood Ranch Pediatrician Jose Tavarez, MD, for some insight.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019

Bariatric Surgery: One Man's Life-changing Story

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

For years, Tony Tombrillo lived in near isolation in his Venice home, suffering disabling complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis. Find out how bariatric surgery and committing to lifestyle changes changed his life.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019

Women's Heart Health ~ Ask An Expert

With SMH Cardiologist Chippy Nalluri, MD

Do heart disease and heart attack symptoms differ between men and women? What about risk factors? To learn more about women's heart health, we asked an expert: Sarasota Cardiologist Chippy Nalluri, MD.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Tuning in to the Healing Power of Music

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

Music is a powerful medium that crosses all boundaries to move us in infinite ways and to connect us, with each other and with ourselves. Whether it’s lyrical or instrumental, heard or felt, live or a recording, music is a universal language and an instrument of healing. Find out how therapeutic music and Music Therapy are helping patients and caregivers.

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Posted: Feb 5, 2019

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery ~ Ask An Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Cardiac Surgeon Jonathan Hoffberger, MD

Cardiac care, treatment and surgical options are continually evolving. To get some insight into the latest options in heart surgery, Healthe-Matters editors talked with Dr. Jonathan Hoffberger, a cardiac surgeon and medical director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. 

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