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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: Feb 21, 2023

Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest: How To Help When Minutes Matter

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

Learn how to help if you witness someone having a heart attack or experiencing cardiac arrest. It could save lives.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2023

Ask An Expert: What Is Commotio Cordis?

With Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Jeffrey Sell, MD

With the collapse of Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin on live television, a new and scary cardiac phenomenon entered the public lexicon—commotio cordis. The idea that a sudden impact to the chest could cause sudden cardiac arrest left parents wondering about the safety of their child’s athletics. We spoke to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Sell, to learn more.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2023

Ask An Expert: The Connection Between HPV and Throat Cancer

With Head & Neck Surgeon and Cancer Specialist Peter Vosler, MD

HPV is a common sexually transmitted disease that has long been connected with increased chance of cervical cancer in women. But it’s only more recently that connections between HPV and certain throat cancers have been discovered and studied. Learn more with Dr. Peter Vosler.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2023

The Pet Rock You Never Wanted

And good news from the FPG Kidney Stone Clinic

Roughly 1 in 10 people will experience the exquisite discomfort of a kidney stone at some point in their lives. And according to the National Kidney Foundation, more than half a million people end up in the emergency room each year due to kidney stones. But what are they? And how can the FPG Kidney Stone Clinic help you avoid them?

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