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Posted: May 10, 2022

Spine Surgery at 70: Let’s Call It A Comeback

A Patient Story at SMH

After 14 different surgeries could not stop the aggressive arthritis in his spine, Jim Frost turned to neurosurgeon Dr. Ryan Glasser and the new ExcelsiusGPS robotic surgery system to get back on his feet again.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2022

Living With COPD: Successful Management Means More Than ‘Making Do’

With Pharmacy Resident Maddie Remelius, PharmD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, affects millions of people and their families—and can be potentially life-threatening. But a combination of sensible lifestyle changes and the latest in COPD medication means that those with the condition are living full, happy lives. Learn more.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2022

Falls & Blood Thinners: How to Prevent & How to Respond

With SMH Geriatrics Program Coordinator Tanya Hofmann, MSN and Nursing Quality Specialist Tricia Morgan, BSN

While blood thinners can be great for maintaining cardiovascular health, they can make a bad fall that much more dangerous. Make sure you know how to help and what to look for.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2022

What to Expect After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

With Cardiopulmonary Rehab Physiologist Meredith Cleveland, BS, CCRP

On average, recovering from minimally invasive cardiac surgery takes 2 to 4 weeks — versus the 6 to 12 weeks’ recovery for an open-heart procedure. But each patient journey is unique. Find out what you can expect after MICS and other minimally invasive heart procedures.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2022

Pelvic Floor Therapy: When to Go & What to Expect

With SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin, DPT

Every year, millions of men and women learn to live with chronic pain, incontinence and sexual dysfunction, but pelvic floor physical therapy could provide the relief they’re looking for. Learn more about how pelvic floor rehab from one of our expert physical therapists.

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