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Posted: Nov 27, 2018

Immunotherapy for Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With Medical Oncologist Scott Lunin, MD

Though it has become an integral part of cancer treatment for some types of cancer, immunotherapy continues to evolve. To learn more about it, we asked an expert: Medical Oncologist Scott Lunin, MD. 

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Posted: Nov 20, 2018

Antibiotics: Take 'Em or Leave 'Em?

Written by SMH’s Steve Kamm, MD, & Johnna Hommell, LPN

Antibiotics, first used in the 1940s, are among the greatest advances in medicine, but they are not a cure-all. In some cases, it’s actually worse for your health to take an antibiotic than to let an illness run its course. So when should you take antibiotics?
 

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Posted: Nov 19, 2018

TopTips for Eating Healthy this Holiday

Written by SMH Outpatient Dietitian Emily Harren

The holidays are upon us! T'is the season for sharing time — and food — with family and friends! Try these easy, practical tips to ensure your holidays are healthy and happy.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Robotic Surgery for Lung Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Thoracic Surgeon Paul Vesco, MD

For some diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer, surgical treatment is the first course of action. Learn about robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery options for treating lung cancer and other thoracic conditions in this Ask An Expert Q&A with Sarasota Memorial thoracic surgeon Paul Vesco, MD. 

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Posted: Nov 6, 2018

Fever in Kids: When to Worry

Written by Reuben Holland, MD; Sheera Thomas, RN; & Johnna Hommell, LPN

As parents, we’ll always worry when our kids are sick, especially if they have fever—and it can be really scary, if your sick child is an infant. But when should we worry? When should we call the pediatrician or head to an urgent care center?

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