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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: Oct 1, 2018

Breast Cancer Screening ~ Ask an Expert

With SMH Ambulatory Services Manager Carrie Kunda, BS, RT(R)(M)(ARRT)

There are several different types of imaging technology used for breast cancer screening. Which is the best one for you? A veteran mammography technologist discusses breast imaging and what you need to know in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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Posted: Sep 26, 2018

Robotic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With SMH Urologic Oncologist Robert Carey, MD, PhD

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. Find out how minimally invasive surgery can "cure" some cases of the disease in this Ask An Expert Q&A with Sarasota Memorial Urologist Dr. Robert Carey, MD, PhD.

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