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Posted: Jan 24, 2023

Ask An Expert: The Connection Between HPV and Throat Cancer

With Head & Neck Surgeon and Cancer Specialist Peter Vosler, MD

HPV is a common sexually transmitted disease that has long been connected with increased chance of cervical cancer in women. But it’s only more recently that connections between HPV and certain throat cancers have been discovered and studied. Learn more with Dr. Peter Vosler.

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Posted: Jan 3, 2023

Best Foods for Fighting Aging & Illness

With Sarasota Memorial Dietitian Laura McLeroy, RD

Is healthy eating on your to-do list? An easy way to get started is by choosing nutrient-dense foods for meals and snacks, says Sarasota Memorial Dietitian Laura McLeroy, RD. Here, she offers her top tips for fighting aging and illness with powerhouse foods. 

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Posted: Dec 6, 2022

Brachytherapy: Seeding the Future

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomes new cancer-fighting technique to Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute

Traditional radiation therapy fights cancer from the outside. But with advanced brachytherapy techniques at Sarasota Memorial, doctors can take the fight to the tumor—and defeat cancer from the inside out. Learn more about how high-dose rate brachytherapy is saving lives.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2022

Save Yourself! The Great American Smokeout Is Coming!

The best time to quit tobacco is the day you started; the second best time is now.

As of the latest FDA studies, tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the US. And each day, roughly 1,600 youth smoke their first cigarette. Fortunately, studies also show that smoking cessation programs work, which is why Sarasota Memorial partners with the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to host The Great American Smokeout every year.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2022

Don’t Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming

SmartCurve technology takes the pain out of the yearly mammogram

Yearly mammograms are important, but they can also be uncomfortable and painful. With the introduction of SmartCurve technology, our technologists are hoping to change all that. Find out where you can find SmartCurve at a Sarasota Memorial care center near you.

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