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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

The Subtle Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

With GYN Oncologist Dr. Richard Boothby

Ovarian cancer, the “disease that whispers,” can cause subtle symptoms that are easily attributable to other conditions, including pelvic pressure, bladder irritation, fullness after meals, early satiety and bloating. You don’t need to run to the doctor if you wake up bloated one day, but if symptoms don’t go away or do increase in severity, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

Advanced Care Planning: Just Do It

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Most patients have no idea that hospitalization is coming, and many people don’t realize they likely aren’t going to be able to make their healthcare wishes known when it’s most important. Advanced care planning gives you a say in the medical care you receive if injury or illness leave you unable to speak for yourself. Find out who should make an advanced care plan, how to make a plan and which local resources can help you with the process.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2019

Kale & Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe

By SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

This easy-to-make, tasty-to-eat salad with vinaigrette earned rave reviews and many recipe requests during the 2019 Self Care Saturday women's wellness event hosted by Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute. So, by popular demand, here is the recipe for SMH Chef Omar Mattei's "Kale and Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette."  

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Posted: Nov 5, 2019

Surviving Cancer Together: The Power of Connection

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

There are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute. For each, the cancer journey is unique. Yet, into each varied experience are woven common threads of loneliness and overwhelm. But no one has to weather this season alone. Human connection — bonding with others on the cancer journey — can be powerful medicine.

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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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