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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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Posted: Oct 8, 2019

Who Should Get a Mammogram?

With SMH Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator Veronica Martinez

Mammograms allow healthcare providers to find breast cancer early, before symptoms arise and when it is most treatable. However, there are varying recommendations on who should get mammograms and how often. So how do you know what to do?

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Posted: Oct 1, 2019

No Family History of Cancer? You Can Still Benefit from Genetic Testing

Written by SMH Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

While the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have been at the forefront of hereditary cancer research for many years, genetic testing has progressed from “cherry picking” the genes that most likely explain patterns of cancer within a family, to simultaneously testing for a long list of genes known to be associated with increased cancer risk. 

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Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Help Emergency Care Providers Help You

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Haden Geiger

Life can change in an instant. In a blink, something like a stroke, a heart attack or car accident can take away your ability to speak or think clearly. Be prepared. Keep a list of this important health and medical information handy, so first-responders and care providers can quickly treat you the most effectively. 

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