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Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Know The Signs of Skin Cancer

Stay on top of your spots with this easy guide

Most skin cancers are easily treatable if caught early, but can be deadly if ignored. Know the signs and learn how to spot the most common skin cancers, so you can stay on top of your spots and keep enjoying the sunshine.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2024

Limitations of the 23andMe BRCA1/2 Test

With Genetic Counselor Katherine Zimmerman, MSPH, LCGC

As the accessibility of genetic testing expands, more people are exploring their own genetic code. And companies like 23andMe even offer tests that claim to identify increased genetic risk of breast, ovarian and other cancers. But it is crucial to understand the very real limitations of these direct-to-consumer tests and why it’s important to keep a licensed healthcare provider in the loop.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2023

Tips For A Happy, Hazard-Free Holiday

With SMH Emergency Care & Injury Prevention Specialists

From button batteries and baking ingredients to botanical bothers, holiday hazards abound. Keep the merry in your holiday with these safety tips from Sarasota Memorial emergency care and injury prevention specialists

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Posted: Nov 21, 2023

Giving Thanks Is Good Medicine

By SMH Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

Did you know that expressing gratitude is actually good for your health? Countless studies agree that people who feel thankful and have a regular gratitude practice experience more joy and better health outcomes, while dealing with anxiety and challenges in a more productive manner. It’s easy to start!

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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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