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Posted: Oct 29, 2019

Vaping 101 for Parents

With SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller

Learn what "juuling" is and how it can affect your teen or young adult in this Ask An Expert video blog post with SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller, MSN, APRN. Plus, learn what you can do to prevent vaping and where to find juuling / vaping related resources.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2019

Cervical Cancer & HPV Prevention ~ Ask An Expert

With SMH Gynecological Oncologist Richard Boothby, MD

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. But the disease is highly preventable, and when it’s found early, it’s highly treatable. To learn more about cervical cancer prevention and ways to screen for the disease, Healthe-Matters editors talked with Dr. Richard Boothby, a gynecological oncologist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. 

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Posted: Jul 2, 2019

‘Flesh-eating Bacteria’ — Ask An Expert Q&A

With Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Local infectious disease expert Manuel Gordillo, MD, addresses "flesh-eating bacteria" in our area waters and whether it's safe to swim, plus some tips to reduce your risk of bacterial skin infection.

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Posted: May 28, 2019

Joint Replacement Surgery ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Orthopedic Program Coordinator Lisa Kennedy

When aging or injury leave you with painful, worn-out joints, joint replacement surgery may be your best treatment option. Knowing what to expect before and after surgery can help ease worry and stress. Sarasota Memorial Orthopedic Program Coordinator Lisa Kennedy explains in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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Posted: May 14, 2019

Measles & MMR Vaccination ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Measles cases continue to rise in the U.S., and with the summer travel season approaching — and along with it, heightened risk of getting or passing on the measles — SMH Healthe-Matters editors reached out to Sarasota Memorial Infection Prevention and Control Department Medical Director Manuel Gordillo, MD, for answers to some frequently asked questions about the measles virus and the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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