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Posted: Jan 31, 2023

Ask An Expert: What Is Commotio Cordis?

With Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Jeffrey Sell, MD

With the collapse of Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin on live television, a new and scary cardiac phenomenon entered the public lexicon—commotio cordis. The idea that a sudden impact to the chest could cause sudden cardiac arrest left parents wondering about the safety of their child’s athletics. We spoke to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Sell, to learn more.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2023

Ask An Expert: The Connection Between HPV and Throat Cancer

With Head & Neck Surgeon and Cancer Specialist Peter Vosler, MD

HPV is a common sexually transmitted disease that has long been connected with increased chance of cervical cancer in women. But it’s only more recently that connections between HPV and certain throat cancers have been discovered and studied. Learn more with Dr. Peter Vosler.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2023

The Pet Rock You Never Wanted

And good news from the FPG Kidney Stone Clinic

Roughly 1 in 10 people will experience the exquisite discomfort of a kidney stone at some point in their lives. And according to the National Kidney Foundation, more than half a million people end up in the emergency room each year due to kidney stones. But what are they? And how can the FPG Kidney Stone Clinic help you avoid them?

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Posted: Dec 27, 2022

New Year’s Survival Tips for Diabetics & Pre-Diabetics

With SMH Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks

With the new year comes celebration and family and feasting. But all the rich food and drink can be a minefield for those with dietary restrictions, such as those living with diabetes. Here are some tips from SMH Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks, on how to navigate the New Year party scene with your blood sugar under control.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2022

Tips For A Happy, Hazard-Free Holiday

With SMH Emergency Care & Injury Prevention Specialists

From button batteries and baking ingredients to botanical bothers, holiday hazards abound. Keep the merry in your holiday with these safety tips from Sarasota Memorial emergency care and injury prevention specialists

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