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Posted: Sep 14, 2017

DIY Advanced Care Planning How-to

With a TideWell Hospice Expert

Planning for and making known your future healthcare and end-of-life wishes is an important task for everyone. So how do you get started?
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017

Inpatient Care Specialists Improving Healthcare

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

What is a "hospitalist"? As inpatient care specialists, hospitalists work hand-in-hand with hospital nurses, case managers, therapists and each patient’s primary care provider. They also co-manage specialty care that might be needed, meet frequently with family members and coordinate services that patients might need after discharge.
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Posted: Sep 7, 2017

Rehab Can Cure a Leaky Bladder

By SMH Physical Therapist Shayna Shefrin

Women: Leaking urine—whether you’ve given birth or not—is not normal, and it is not something you have to learn to live with.
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Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

Written by SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller

Approximately 85 percent of lung cancers develop in current or former cigarette smokers. About 90 percent of those battling lung cancer die from the disease—in large part because the cancer is often not found until it’s at an advanced stage.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Ask an Expert: Oncology Nurse Navigators

With SMH Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Welcome to “Ask an Expert,” a Q&A series with Sarasota Memorial’s doctors, nurses, and other health experts, where you can get thorough answers to your health and wellness queries from a local source you can trust. Have a medical- or wellness-related question that you’d like to “Ask an Expert”? Email them to

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