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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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Posted: Oct 26, 2017

Halloween Costumes, Candy & Decorating Tips

BY SMH TRAUMA COORDINATOR LEEANN PUTNEY

Halloween is a magical time for children, but for parents, there's a fine line between Halloween fun and safety fright, especially on Halloween night, when the streets and sidewalks are filled with trick-or-treaters. Did you know that children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year?!

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