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Posted: Jul 12, 2022

Stay On Top Of Your Spots

Recognizing the Signs of Non-Melanomic Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are easily treatable if caught early, but can be deadly if ignored. Know the signs and learn how to spot the most common skin cancers, so you can stay on top of your spots and keep enjoying the sunshine.

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Posted: Jul 5, 2022

Cancer-Related PTSD: What to Look For, How to Help

By Michael Sasser, PharmD

Surviving cancer can be a very traumatic experience—and that experience doesn’t necessarily end with your last treatment. Read on to learn more about how post-traumatic stress disorder can affect cancer survivors, what to look out for, and how to find help.

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Posted: Jun 23, 2022

Easy Vegetable Lasagna

A Thrive Recipe adapted by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Check out this recipe for Vegetable Lasagna to see a plant-based alternative to a classic meal! This dish is as easy to make as traditional lasagna, but it uses superfoods zucchini and eggplant as substitutes for red meat. The base of whole wheat pasta also packs this meal with even more flavor and fiber. These key ingredients assist in healthy digestion, help to regulate blood sugar, and can prevent against colon cancer.

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Posted: May 20, 2022

Vegan Tuna Salad | Thrive in the Kitchen

A Thrive Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Get creative with your meatless meals and give this recipe for Vegan Tuna Salad a try! This recipe uses tofu as a great source of plant-based protein. Tofu also contains all nine essential amino acids needed for cell growth and immunity. This quick and easy meal is low in calories and can be enjoyed several different ways such as on toast, with crackers, or as the star protein of a salad!

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Posted: Mar 29, 2022

Do You Know Your Risk? Genetic Testing & Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

With Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

When it comes to cancer, early detection is always better. And for hereditary cancers, genetic testing could give you the edge. Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood talks about the importance of genetic testing for hereditary cancers and why genetic counseling is an important step in the process.

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