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Posted: Jun 11, 2018

Pre-Season Sports Physical Protects Student Athletes

With SMH ER & Urgent Care Center Medical Director Dr. Reuben Holland

Most Sarasota-area schools require a sports physical for student athletes, and even if it isn't required, a sports exam is highly recommended for children and adolescents engaging in athletics. The physicals help identify health conditions that may require treatment before or during play, such as high blood pressure; heart, lung or vision conditions; and previous musculoskeletal injuries.

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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: Nov 9, 2017

Still Smoking? It’s Time To Quit. Here’s How.

By SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller

If you’re a smoker, the good news is that it’s never too late to quit! We know tobacco use is one of the hardest habits to break, so here are some tips to help you quit and stay quit.

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