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Posted: Jun 20, 2023

An Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation

Surgeon General warns of nationwide health impacts in latest advisory

More than just a bad feeling, loneliness is associated with a greater risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, depression and premature death. And the mortality impact of social isolation can be equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Unfortunately, experts say that both are on the rise.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2023

Stay On Top Of Your Spots

Recognizing the Signs of Non-Melanomic Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are easily treatable if caught early, but can be deadly if ignored. Know the signs and learn how to spot the most common skin cancers, so you can stay on top of your spots and keep enjoying the sunshine.

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Posted: May 30, 2023

Time is Brain: How to Recognize and Respond to a Stroke

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

When someone has a stroke, every minute matters. Learn how to recognize the signs of a stroke, so you can respond in moments.

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Posted: May 23, 2023

Listen Up! Untreated Hearing Disorders Pose Serious Health Risk

With Audiologist Sharon Rende

Hearing loss and communication disorders affect nearly 48 million Americans and can affect people of all ages. So for more than 90 years, healthcare professionals have celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to promote understanding about speech and hearing disorders, as well as encourage people to seek treatment.

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Posted: May 16, 2023

The Roadmap to Recovery from Spinal Injury

Six years and a corrective surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system later, Jerry Bouche is back on his feet.

Jerry Bouche was standing in the shower when he first felt the pain shooting through his legs in 2017. “Well,” the 47-year-old thought, “it sucks getting old.” Little did he know, this was only the beginning of a long battle with degenerative disc disease. But a battle he would win with a little help from the surgeons at Sarasota Memorial.

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