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Anyone with allergies knows the horror of an attack: Your eyes tear up, your sinuses expand, sometimes your lungs tighten. Those with fall allergies might be noticing those symptoms are amplified this year.

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St. John’s Medical Center is looking to buy a new CT scanner, and it appears the hospital will have some help purchasing it. The St. John’s Auxiliary, a long-running organization that fundraises for the hospital, has pledged to raise $250,000 to support the hospital’s push to buy the new machine.

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Twin sisters struggled to breathe when they were born prematurely at St. John’s Medical Center during the summer of 2017.

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The St. John’s Medical Center Board of Trustees approved an operating budget Thursday that tops $131 million, a figure that doesn’t include the capital construction money for the medical center to begin building Sage Living, its updated nursing home.

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With a cadre of shovels, representatives from St. John’s Medical Center and the St. John’s Hosptial Foundation — along with one elderly Living Center resident in a wheelchair — moved the ceremonial first scoops of dirt Thursday at the future site of Sage Living.

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A shoulder’s innards seen through an arthroscope looked remarkably like underwater footage of a coral reef. Strands of shredded tissue swayed like kelp in the current of irrigation fluid being flushed through the joint to minimize blood flow. The blood vessels resembled red algae.

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The United States is getting older. The growing number of retirees and baby boomers is increasing the population’s average age, and with that comes a variety of health problems related to aging.

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Healing from a concussion is often a long road. A new St. John’s Medical Center support group aims to make the journey easier.