Flu season is just around the corner, renewing concerns about a possible flu-COVID "twindemic." Vaccination offers the best protection from both viruses, but is it safe to get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine? How can we tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 symptoms? Infectious Disease expert Manuel Gordillo, MD, addresses concerns about seasonal flu, COVID-19 and vaccinations in this Ask An Expert post.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Radiation can be a powerful treatment for breast cancer, but because it is so close to the heart and lungs, radiation oncology specialists at Sarasota Memorial’s Radiation Oncology Center are using advanced technology to make sure the treatment does not lead to other health issues in the future. Called Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT), the technology can be used to treat nearly every cancer type, but is especially useful when treating patients with breast cancer.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Learn to make Fruity Chicken Salad with our Thrive in the Kitchen team in this healthy-cooking video tutorial. This protein-packed dish helps prevent infection, improve indigestion and boost appetite (thanks to flavorful tarragon) — all helpful health benefits following surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The number of pregnant patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has skyrocketed in recent months, raising concerns about the Delta variant’s impact on pregnant women and their developing babies. Find out why pregnant women are more likely to get seriously sick with COVID-19 and what we can do to reverse the trend.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
At-home COVID-19 test kits are undoubtedly convenient and easy-to-use, but can you trust the results? When should you use them? Which brand is the most reliable? SMH Laboratory Services Director Harold Vore offers insights on DIY testing and discusses the pros/cons of both antigen tests and molecular tests (PCR / NAAT).
Tuesday, September 7, 2021