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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Quinoa Stir Fry | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

In this month's Thrive in the Kitchen healthy-cooking demo video, our team shows you how to make Quinoa Stir Fry with Bok Choy. A great vegetarian source of protein and fiber, quinoa is partnered with delicious veggies to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and help the body break down potential carcinogens.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2021

Coping with Cancer

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

Every cancer journey is a rollercoaster, physically and emotionally. But patients can learn to cope with cancer. If you’re navigating your own cancer journey, learn to live well with the disease with these steps from SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein.

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Posted: Mar 9, 2021

Colonoscopy at Age 45?

With Gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD

Medical experts agree: Routine colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45, not age 50 as guidelines previously advised. Sarasota Memorial gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD, explains why and details screening options in this post.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2021

Improving the Surgery Journey for Patients

By ERAS Coordinator Allie Wilson, BSN, RNBC

Learning you need surgery can prompt fear and concern about what’s to come — worry about pain and side effects, hospitalization duration, recovery time and infection risk. To help ease this stress and ensure patients have the best possible surgery outcome, Sarasota Memorial launched its Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in 2018. ERAS Program Coordinator Allie Wilson, BSN, RN-BC, explains what ERAS is, how it's benefiting SMH patients and who's eligible.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Preventing Cervical Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With GYN Oncologist Beverly Long, MD

The bad news: All women are at risk for cervical cancer. The good news: Cervical cancer is highly preventable, and when found early, it’s highly treatable. In this Ask An Expert Q&A post, gynecological oncologist Beverly Long, MD, talks cervical cancer prevention and screening.

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