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Posted: Apr 19, 2022

Share the Health: Saving Lives Through Living Donation

One whole kidney, bit of liver, lobe of lung… Not ingredients for some witch’s brew, but just a handful (gloves, please) of the “spare parts” that one living and healthy person can donate to another not-so-healthy person through what is called Living Donation. It saves lives. Read more here.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2022

An Acid-Kicking Arsenal: New Tools Fighting Acid Reflux

With Sarasota Memorial Gastroenterologist Nihar Shah, MD

In the ongoing battle against chronic heartburn, acid reflux and GERD, doctors at Sarasota Memorial unveil a new plan of attack with these innovative and incision-free solutions to persistent and even drug-resistant acid reflux.

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Posted: Apr 5, 2022

Even Over-The-Counter Painkillers Pose Risks: Know Your NSAIDs

Written by PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Victoria Schwalm, PharmD

Advil, Aleve, Motrin—these are all common household pain medications that we all recognize. But do we all recognize the potential risks that even over-the-counter painkillers can present? Incorrect dosage or unintended interactions with other medications can be harmful and even fatal. Learn more here.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2022

Sweet Potato Pancakes | Thrive in the Kitchen

A Thrive recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Get a boost of vitamins and minerals with this delicious Sweet Potato Pancake recipe! These plant-based pancakes contain nutrients like Vitamin A and Calcium which can reduce the risk of cancer while strengthening bones. Enjoy this Thrive recipe provided by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei, specfically crafted for cancer patients. 

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Posted: Mar 22, 2022

Poison Prevention At Every Age

Written by PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Jonathan Summerlin, PharmD

Button batteries and household cleaners, venomous spiders and poisonous snakes, mixed-up medications and inadvertent misdosing—accidental poisoning can happen at any age and is always serious. Remember to keep your local Poison Control number handy, and follow these tips from the experts.

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