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Posted: Jan 16, 2024

Preventing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Through Therapy

With Sarasota Memorial Speech Pathologist Alyssa Cook, MS, CCC-SLP, MPSImP, MDTP

More and more, healthcare experts are prescribing a proactive approach to fighting Parkinson’s disease, using specialized speech and physical therapy to forestall symptoms and allow patients to continue living their lives.

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Posted: Jan 9, 2024

What the Ion Endoluminal System Means for Lung Cancer Screening

With Pulmonologist Omar Sheriff, MD

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the entire world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest cancers to diagnose. But with the Ion endoluminal system, physicians at Sarasota Memorial are setting the new gold standard

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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: 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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