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Posted: Sep 23, 2022

Have You Checked Your Balance Lately?

Prevent falls by strengthening balance with these simple exercises

When we’re young, falling down is an important part of learning to get back up. But as we age, even a minor fall can post a serious health risk. However, there are important—and easy—steps you can take to strengthen your sense of balance and reduce your risk of a fall.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Bivalent Boosters to Fight COVID-19

With Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the COVID-19 vaccine bivalent booster shots now FDA-approved and locally available, SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo explains how they work, who should get one, and when experts say the next COVID-19 wave will hit.

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022

Protecting Student-Athletes From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SMH & ACSP partner for Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents

Nearly 2,000 children and adolescents die from sudden cardiac arrest each year, with student-athletes being at particular risk. That’s why Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Specialty Physicians team up each year to present Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents, or CASA, as an opportunity for parents to have their children evaluated for risk of sudden cardiac arrest, free of charge, and to schedule whatever follow-up care they may need.

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Posted: Sep 6, 2022

Why Is A Robot Operating On My Prostate?

Learn the Basics & Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery

It’s estimated that, granted long life, just about everyone with a prostate will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate at some point. Enlarging is just kind of what prostates do. But advances in robotic-assisted prostate surgery have led to amazing and minimally invasive solutions.

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Posted: Aug 30, 2022

All About The Adam’s Apple

Is that a laryngeal prominence in your throat or do you need the Heimlich?

What is an Adam’s Apple and what does it do? Does everyone have one or is it just you? Rhymes aside, learn more inside.

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