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Posted: Nov 3, 2020

Oncologist Talks ‘Holy Grail’ of Cancer Treatment

By SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

In the ongoing fight against cancer, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising alternative to surgery and chemotherapy, utilizing the patient’s immune system to provide effective cancer treatment without burdensome side effects. Learn more about it in this blog post with Dr. Kevin Koehler, a medical oncologist at Sarasota Memorial.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Breast Density: Why It Matters

Written by SMH Public Information Officer Kim Savage

Do you know how dense your breasts are? If you’re a woman age 40 or older, you should. Breast density is an extremely important factor to consider when screening for breast cancer and can influence decisions you make when scheduling your annual mammogram. 

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Posted: Oct 6, 2020

Yearly Mammograms Save Lives in Women 40 & Up

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Breast cancer is the deadliest form of cancer among women worldwide. But a 15-minute mammogram can help detect breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage. Find out who should get a screening mammogram and when in this blog post.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020

Tips to Protect those Peepers & Care for Eye Injuries

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

Did you know that ERs treat more than 125,000 eye injuries each year? Yet 90 percent of all eye injuries are preventable, according to American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates. Try these tips from SMH's Injury Prevention coordinator to keep those “baby blues” safe.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

T1D in Children: What You Need to Know

Written by First Physicians Group Pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans are living with Type 1 diabetes, including about 200,000 people younger than age 20? In this Healthe-Matters post, First Physicians Group pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD, discusses Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in children — what signs and symptoms to look for, and to diagnose and care for youth with T1D.

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