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Posted: Jun 15, 2018

Vaping, E-cigarettes, the Juul: What You Need to Know

Video Q&A with SMH Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology Paul Chomiak, MD

Get the facts on vaping and e-cigarettes in this recorded #AskAnExpert Q&A livestream with Sarasota Memorial Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology Paul Chomiak, MD. 

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Posted: Jun 11, 2018

Pre-Season Sports Physical Protects Student Athletes

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Most Sarasota-area schools require a sports physical for student athletes, and even if it isn't required, a sports exam is highly recommended for children and adolescents engaging in athletics. The physicals help identify health conditions that may require treatment before or during play, such as high blood pressure; heart, lung or vision conditions; and previous musculoskeletal injuries.

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Posted: May 31, 2018

Our Story: The Evolution of Your Community Hospital

A Video Snapshot of 9 Decades of Progress

From modest beginnings in 1925 to the teaching hospital and vast network of specialty care it offers today, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has been shaped by and for the citizens of Sarasota County. Check out this short video for a look at the evolution of your community hospital!
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Posted: May 30, 2018

Supporting Cancer Survivors, Raising Awareness

Written by SMH Oncology Nurse Navigator Alice Hicks

There are almost 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. As we celebrate Cancer Survivors Day and Cancer Survivors Month, we want to raise awareness to issues surrounding the cancer experience—issues that affect every survivor and their loved ones. 
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Posted: May 24, 2018

Thrive Cancer Wellness Classes Showing Great Results

Written by HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Because mindfulness and exercise are key pieces of the wellness puzzle, we’ve made them cornerstones of our integrated cancer care program. Sarasota Memorial's Thrive group exercise program for cancer survivors just celebrated its one-year anniversary, and the results have been great.
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