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Posted: Apr 2, 2024

Knee Replacement Recovery: What to Expect

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Total knee replacement surgery is becoming more and more common. And thanks to advances in technology and technique recovery times for these procedures have been drastically reduced. If you’re thinking about it, here’s what to expect.

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Posted: Mar 26, 2024

What Is A “Tumor Board”?

How multidisciplinary care conferences engineer better outcomes for cancer patients

Cancer is a complex disease. In fact, it’s not one disease at all, but many different diseases grouped under one umbrella term. To treat the most difficult cancers, the best physicians work as part of a much wider team.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2024

Ask An Expert: The Basics of Heart Failure

With Sarasota Memorial Cardiologist Thomas Archer, MD

Nearly 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. And it contributes to nearly 400,000 deaths every year. But as widespread as this condition is, heart failure is also very preventable and highly treatable. We asked an expert to learn more.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2024

Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon

With Lisa Kennedy, BSN, RN

Maybe it’s a hip or knee replacement due to the normal wear and tear of aging. Maybe it’s a hand injury requiring reconstruction. Or maybe it’s a painful lower back caused by worsening sciatica. There are many reasons that lead people to search for an orthopedic surgeon, and there are many experienced surgeons to choose from. So how do you find the right surgeon? Get tips and resources from Sarasota Memorial Orthopedics.

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Posted: Mar 5, 2024

Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Screening & Treatment

With Colorectal Surgeon Sam Agarwal, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer for both men and women in America. And according to recent studies, it’s a disease affecting more and more young people. However, a concerning characteristic of colorectal cancer is its ability to appear without symptoms at all. Learn more and stay on top of screenings.

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