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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: Jul 26, 2022

Should Babies Binge-Watch Breaking Bad?

With Dr. Chelsea Arnold, DNP, APRN

How much screen time is too much for your baby? We spoke with Dr. Chelsea Arnold of First 1000 Days Suncoast about the importance of limiting screen time and what it means for your child’s growth and development.

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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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