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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Holidays & COVID-19: Weighing the Risk

With Dr. Manuel Gordillo, SMH Infectious Disease Specialist

The best part of the holiday season, for most of us, is spending quality time with friends and family. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise again, are traditional holiday get-togethers too risky? Should we skip the usual Thanksgiving celebration this year? We ask Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease unit, for guidance on the how to safely celebrate the 2020 holiday season.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020

COVID-19 & Flu Season 2020: What to Expect

With Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo & ER Director Lisa Collins-Brown

Currently, flu cases in our area are very low, but what can our community expect this winter? Will there be a potential flu-COVID “twindemic”? What should we do, if we get sick? What can we do to stay healthy? To find out, we asked the experts: Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease team, and SMH Emergency Care Director Lisa Collins-Brown, RN.

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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 27, 2020

Halloween 2020: Should You Celebrate?

By SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

With COVID-19 a continued concern in our area, Halloween activities and family traditions will look a little different this year. But you can still make the holiday special and frightfully fun — and safe. Check out expert tips for safer trick-or-treating and our ideas of alternative ways to celebrate Hallow's Eve 2020.

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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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