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Posted: Feb 13, 2024

Get With The (Ornish) Program

Reversing heart disease through diet and lifestyle

Through diet, exercise and stress reduction, learn to slow or reverse heart disease without relying on medication or surgery.

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Posted: Feb 6, 2024

Ask An Expert: All About Aortic Aneurysms

With Cardiovascular Surgeon Kristen Walker, MD

The aorta is the largest, strongest blood vessel in your body. But sometimes, due to age, genetics or poor cardiovascular health, even it can fail. There are no symptoms of an aortic aneurysm, and complications can be fatal, earning this condition the rather infamous name: “the silent killer.”

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Posted: Dec 26, 2023

Quit Smoking in 2024 | New Year, Healthier You

With Sarasota Memorial’s Lung Health Experts

If you smoke tobacco, the greatest gift you can give to your health this holiday season is to quit. Here are some tips and resources to get you started, straight from the healthcare professionals who see the impact of smoking—and quitting—firsthand. Quitting tobacco isn’t easy but it’s possible for everyone.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2023

After the Grinch Stole Christmas

How Dr. Seuss misdiagnosed an enlarged heart

In the cartoon world of Dr. Seuss, a heart suddenly growing three sizes in a day might be cause for celebration. But in this world, it’s called cardiomegaly—and it’s a serious medical condition.

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Posted: Nov 14, 2023

The Great American Smokeout Is Here!

Kick the habit with a little help from the experts.

As of the latest FDA studies, tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the US. And each day, roughly 1,600 youth smoke their first cigarette. Fortunately, studies also show that smoking cessation programs work, which is why Sarasota Memorial partners with the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to promote The Great American Smokeout every year.

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