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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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Posted: May 7, 2018

New Medicare Cards Coming to Florida in June

Written by SMH Patient Registration Manager Roxanne George

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary in Florida, be on the lookout for a new identification card in your mail this summer. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is rolling out a new ID card—and the change goes beyond just a fresh look.
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Posted: May 7, 2018

Medically Dependent? Register Now for a Storm Shelter

We're moving into the historically most active part of hurricane season. If you or a loved one is medically dependent and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, now is the time to pre-register with the county for assistance.

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