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Posted: Jul 2, 2019

‘Flesh-eating Bacteria’ — Ask An Expert Q&A

With Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Local infectious disease expert Manuel Gordillo, MD, addresses "flesh-eating bacteria" in our area waters and whether it's safe to swim, plus some tips to reduce your risk of bacterial skin infection.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2019

Tummy Time Tips for Baby

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

Not all babies are fans of "tummy time," but it’s important to be consistent with trying it. Baby eventually will enjoy it. Until then, try these easy, practical tips to help baby find the fun in tummy time.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

More Middle-aged Patients Getting Joints Replaced

Written by Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Improvements in implants and surgical techniques are prompting more people to choose joint replacement surgery at increasingly younger ages. But how young is too young? Orthopedic surgeons Edward Stolarski, MD, and Sean Dingle, MD, weigh in.

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Posted: Jun 11, 2019

Beyond the BRCA Gene: The Latest in Genetic Testing

Written by SMH Certified Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

Genetic testing for hereditary cancer continues to evolve thanks to evolving technology and a better understanding of the human genome. While scientists in 2012 basically looked for only two genes linked to higher cancer risk (BRCA1 and BRCA2), today's genetic tests can evaluate up to 47 genes at the same time. What does that mean for your family?

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Posted: Jun 4, 2019

New Drug Stops Dangerous Bleeding Linked to Blood Thinners

Written by SMH Public Information Officer Kim Savage

Sarasota Memorial is among a handful of hospitals with the first and only antidote to stop life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding linked to newer blood thinner medications. Sarasota Memorial Comprehensive Stroke Center Medical Director Mauricio Concha, MD, explains.

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