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Posted: May 16, 2018

Cervical Cancer: Get the Facts

Written by SMH Family Nurse Practitioner Maggi Tabano

Over the last 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has been cut in half. In many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether. To reduce your risk of cervical cancer, get the facts.
 

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Posted: May 11, 2018

Breast Cancer: The Genetic Risk

By SMH Certified Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

Cancer—especially breast cancer—often seems to run in families. This could be because the relatives share certain lifestyle habits or have the same environmental exposures. Occasionally, though, the cancer can be inherited—a mutation in the genetic code that is passed down from generation to generation.

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Posted: Mar 20, 2018

Unexpected Poisons in the Home

Written by SMH Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

An SMH emergency care pharmacist offers a look at some unexpected poisons found in the home — items that can be especially dangerous for younger children — and ways you can poison-proof your home.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2018

Stroke Prevention, Symptoms & Recovery

Written by SMH Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson

When it comes to stroke, every minute counts! And that’s why it’s so important to understand the signs and symptoms, so you can call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2018

Tips for NICU Families — Parent to Parent

Written By NICU-Graduate Mom Jamie Jalwan

It sounds intense: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU. And the experience can be intense. And scary.  As the mother of two NICU grads, Jamie Jalwan shares a few thoughts and tips for other parents whose baby is unexpectedly admitted to the NICU.

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