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Posted: Nov 20, 2018

Antibiotics: Take 'Em or Leave 'Em?

Written by SMH’s Steve Kamm, MD, & Johnna Hommell, LPN

Antibiotics, first used in the 1940s, are among the greatest advances in medicine, but they are not a cure-all. In some cases, it’s actually worse for your health to take an antibiotic than to let an illness run its course. So when should you take antibiotics?
 

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Posted: Nov 6, 2018

Fever in Kids: When to Worry

Written by Reuben Holland, MD; Sheera Thomas, RN; & Johnna Hommell, LPN

As parents, we’ll always worry when our kids are sick, especially if they have fever—and it can be really scary, if your sick child is an infant. But when should we worry? When should we call the pediatrician or head to an urgent care center?

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Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Lung Cancer Screening ~ Ask An Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., and it often has no symptoms until it has spread. With screening, it can be detected at early stages, before symptoms present and when it is most treatable. In this Ask An Expert Q&A, Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD, explains lung cancer screening and why it's a game changer for those at high risk of developing lung cancer.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2018

TAVR Now an Option for More Heart Patients

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

More cardiac patients are now eligible for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive treatment for aortic stenosis that was formerly reserved for high-risk patients too sick for open-heart surgery.

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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Stay Cool with these TopTips

Video with SMH Outpatient Dietitian Emily Harren

Staying hydrated does a body good! Try these easy hydration tips from SMH Outpatient Dietitian Emily Harren to prevent heat stroke and boost performance.

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