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Posted: May 23, 2018

In Stroke Care, Timing & Technology Are Critical

Emerging science and technology, are giving stroke specialists more time and opportunities to save people from the devastating effects of strokes. Treatment at a Comprehensive Stroke Center vastly improves results, as the Kowalkowski family now knows.

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Posted: May 16, 2018

Cervical Cancer: Get the Facts

Written by SMH Family Nurse Practitioner Maggi Tabano

Over the last 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has been cut in half. In many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether. To reduce your risk of cervical cancer, get the facts.

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Caregiver Tips: Preparing to Care

By SMH Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson

Being the caregiver for an ill, injured or aging loved one can be one of the most exhausting, rewarding, complicated and important roles you’ll ever tackle. Here are some practical tips and resources that can make it easier.
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Posted: May 11, 2018

Breast Cancer: The Genetic Risk

By SMH Certified Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

Cancer—especially breast cancer—often seems to run in families. This could be because the relatives share certain lifestyle habits or have the same environmental exposures. Occasionally, though, the cancer can be inherited—a mutation in the genetic code that is passed down from generation to generation.

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Posted: May 9, 2018

Cutting-edge Stroke Care: One Mom's Story

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Kati Council was jump-starting her day with an early morning CrossFit class when an intense dizziness enveloped her and she suddenly sank to the floor. SMH Neurologist Juliette Coleman, exercising beside Kati that morning, immediately recognized the signs of a severe stroke.

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