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Posted: Oct 27, 2020

Halloween 2020: Should You Celebrate?

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

With COVID-19 a continued concern in our area, Halloween activities and family traditions will look a little different this year. But you can still make the holiday special and frightfully fun — and safe. Check out expert tips for safer trick-or-treating and our ideas of alternative ways to celebrate Hallow's Eve 2020.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Breast Density: Why It Matters

Written by SMH Public Information Officer Kim Savage

Do you know how dense your breasts are? If you’re a woman age 40 or older, you should. Breast density is an extremely important factor to consider when screening for breast cancer and can influence decisions you make when scheduling your annual mammogram. 

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Posted: Oct 13, 2020

How to Help a Loved One with Cancer

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

When someone you care about is living with cancer, it’s natural to want to help and support them. But unless you’ve traveled that road yourself, you may be unsure how to help — or even what to say. Here are some ways you can help and be there for your loved one dealing with cancer.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2020

Yearly Mammograms Save Lives in Women 40 & Up

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Breast cancer is the deadliest form of cancer among women worldwide. But a 15-minute mammogram can help detect breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage. Find out who should get a screening mammogram and when in this blog post.

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Posted: Oct 2, 2020

Surviving COVID-19: Sheila's Story

When 69-year-old Sheila Moore tested positive for COVID-19 this summer, she assumed it would be a mild case. But Moore's symptoms quickly progressed, and on June 30, she was admitted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Her journey to recovery would last a long and hard 3 months. In this video post, Moore and her daughter Vanessa talk about the fear, the struggle and the hope they experienced along the way.

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