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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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Posted: Sep 11, 2018

Struggling to Get Enough Zzzs?

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Seeking more shuteye? Get more —and better — sleep with these proven and practical tips from Sarasota Memorial’s Sleep Disorder Clinic.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2018

Button Batteries & Kids: What You Need to Know

Video with SMH Emergency Toxicologist Dr. Tamas Peredy & ER Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund / Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Thousands of young children swallow lithium button batteries each year in the US. Use these tips to prevent ingestions in your home, recognize the symptoms and know what to do if you suspect a battery ingestion.

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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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