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Posted: Dec 18, 2018

Quit Smoking Forever with a Comprehensive Quit Plan

Written by SMH Emergency Clinical Pharmacist Kathryn Samai & PharmD Candidate Joshua Allman

Nearly seven in 10 smokers want to quit, according to the CDC. Smokers looking to break the addiction should consider using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), especially if they smoke more than a few cigarettes each day or have made past quit attempts that were unsuccessful. SMH pharmacists offer a breakdown of the pros and cons of the various options, so you can decide which one is best for you.

 

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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Beware Holiday Hazards for Kids

With SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

The holidays are a magical time, but the decorations, merrymaking and magic also can present unexpected hazards, especially for children. Keep everyone safe this season with these tips for poison prevention during the holidays. 

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Posted: Dec 7, 2018

Urgent Care or ER: A Guide, by Symptom

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Medical care at an urgent care center is not the same as care at an emergency room. So what’s the difference? How do you know when to go to urgent care or when you should head for the nearest hospital emergency room?

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Posted: Nov 27, 2018

Immunotherapy for Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With Medical Oncologist Scott Lunin, MD

Though it has become an integral part of cancer treatment for some types of cancer, immunotherapy continues to evolve. To learn more about it, we asked an expert: Medical Oncologist Scott Lunin, MD. 

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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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