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Posted: Apr 4, 2023

Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon

With Lisa Kennedy, BSN, RN

Maybe it’s a hip or knee replacement due to the normal wear and tear of aging. Maybe it’s a hand injury requiring reconstruction. Or maybe it’s a painful lower back caused by worsening sciatica. There are many reasons that lead people to search for an orthopedic surgeon, and there are many experienced surgeons to choose from. So how do you find the right surgeon? Get tips and resources from Sarasota Memorial Orthopedics.

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Posted: Mar 28, 2023

Estrogen Cream for Sexual Dysfunction & Vaginal Dryness

With obstetrician and gynecologist Beverly Long, MD

Next to hot flashes, vaginal dryness is the most common symptom that women experience post-menopause. Thankfully, there are several options for women dealing with these issues, including something as simple and safe as a topical estrogen cream.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2023

Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Screening & Treatment

With Colorectal Surgeon Samir Agarwal, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer for both men and women in America. And according to recent studies, it’s a disease affecting more and more young people. However, a concerning characteristic of colorectal cancer is its ability to appear without symptoms at all. Learn more and stay on top of screenings.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2023

Do You Know Your Risk? Genetic Testing & Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

With Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Gygi

When it comes to cancer, early detection is always better. And for hereditary cancers, genetic testing could give you the edge. Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Gygi talks about the importance of genetic testing for hereditary cancers and why genetic counseling is an important step in the process.

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Posted: Mar 3, 2023

Here for the Community, Today and for Decades to Come

Sarasota Memorial is the county’s only provider of critical safety net services that patients rely on at every age

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