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Posted: Aug 27, 2018

TAVR Now an Option for More Heart Patients

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

More cardiac patients are now eligible for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive treatment for aortic stenosis that was formerly reserved for high-risk patients too sick for open-heart surgery.

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Posted: Aug 20, 2018

‘I have cancer. Now what?’

Written by Oncology Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Learning that you have cancer is overwhelming. The days and weeks that follow are filled with uncertainty and mind-boggling amounts of information for you and your loved ones. Here, an SMH cancer navigation specialist offers suggestions to help guide you and your loved ones through the cancer journey.

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Posted: Aug 16, 2018

Hurricane Season Tips for Pregnant Women

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

Pregnant? Be sure you're ready for severe weather with these dos & don'ts and emergency kit checklist!

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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Stay Cool with these TopTips

Video with SMH Outpatient Dietitian Emily Harren

Staying hydrated does a body good! Try these easy hydration tips from SMH Outpatient Dietitian Emily Harren to prevent heat stroke and boost performance.

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Posted: Aug 7, 2018

Understanding Heart Failure Medications

Written by SMH Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Heart failure is a life-threatening, chronic condition affecting millions in the US. For these patients, proper management is vital and often requires taking multiple medications daily. If you or a loved one if managing heart failure, it’s important to know what the medications do and how they affect the body. 

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