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Posted: Apr 8, 2022

Variants, Vaccines and Preventative Treatments

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the Omicron surge behind us, but the sub-variant BA.2, also known as Stealth Omicron, the dominant strain in Florida and surging in Europe and Asia, Dr. Gordillo provides an update on the role vaccination, oral antivirals and preventative treatments will play in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

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Posted: Apr 5, 2022

Even Over-The-Counter Painkillers Pose Risks: Know Your NSAIDs

Written by PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Victoria Schwalm, PharmD

Advil, Aleve, Motrin—these are all common household pain medications that we all recognize. But do we all recognize the potential risks that even over-the-counter painkillers can present? Incorrect dosage or unintended interactions with other medications can be harmful and even fatal. Learn more here.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2022

Do You Know Your Risk? Genetic Testing & Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

With Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

When it comes to cancer, early detection is always better. And for hereditary cancers, genetic testing could give you the edge. Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood talks about the importance of genetic testing for hereditary cancers and why genetic counseling is an important step in the process.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2022

Sweet Potato Pancakes | Thrive in the Kitchen

A Thrive recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Get a boost of vitamins and minerals with this delicious Sweet Potato Pancake recipe! These plant-based pancakes contain nutrients like Vitamin A and Calcium which can reduce the risk of cancer while strengthening bones. Enjoy this Thrive recipe provided by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei, specfically crafted for cancer patients. 

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Posted: Mar 22, 2022

Poison Prevention At Every Age

Written by PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Jonathan Summerlin, PharmD

Button batteries and household cleaners, venomous spiders and poisonous snakes, mixed-up medications and inadvertent misdosing—accidental poisoning can happen at any age and is always serious. Remember to keep your local Poison Control number handy, and follow these tips from the experts.

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