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Posted: Jun 15, 2017

Ask an Expert: Weight-loss Surgery

With SMH Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Arundathi Rao

Welcome to “Ask an Expert,” a Q&A series with Sarasota Memorial’s team of 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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Posted: Jun 12, 2017

Inherited DNA and Personalized Medicine


When the human genetic code was cracked about 12 years ago, optimistic doctors envisioned a future where they would be able to find out everything they needed to give them foolproof, individualized, personalized medical care with one easy test. With this amazing discovery, many expected that cures for human diseases such as cancer and heart disease would be within our grasp—that we would be able to know one’s health history, current health status, and future health issues by examining their DNA.
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Posted: Jun 12, 2017

Rehabilitation for Vision Problems?


Vision is the most dominant of all the senses. It plays a significant role in our ability to navigate our environment safely and to complete daily living activities. Vision is important for balance, gait, and posture. Did you know that vision also plays a role in cognition and understanding language?
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Posted: Jun 5, 2017

Flying? Stay Healthy with These Tips

Does your family have big plans for spring break? If your getaway includes air travel, be sure to check out these tips to help keep airport/airplane germs at bay.

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Posted: May 31, 2017

Choosing an Inpatient Rehab

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

When major illness or injury strike, the journey to recovery may require multiple stops along the way. One of those is often an inpatient rehabilitation center. Searching out the best inpatient rehab can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. Use this checklist to narrow your list of candidates. 

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