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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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Posted: May 28, 2019

Joint Replacement Surgery ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Orthopedic Program Coordinator Lisa Kennedy

When aging or injury leave you with painful, worn-out joints, joint replacement surgery may be your best treatment option. Knowing what to expect before and after surgery can help ease worry and stress. Sarasota Memorial Orthopedic Program Coordinator Lisa Kennedy explains in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Drowning Prevention & Pool Safety Must-haves

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

Drowning is the leading cause of death (after birth defects) among children ages 1 to 4, and most happen in home pools. But what can we do to help prevent drownings? Here are some tips that go beyond swim lessons and “pool rules.”

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Posted: May 16, 2019

Hurricane Season Tips for Pregnant Women

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

Pregnant? Be ready for severe weather this hurricane season with this checklist and tips from an SMH expert!

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