Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Apr 2, 2018

Is Hiring a Personal Trainer Worth It?

By HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Exercise can be great medicine, but for those who are new to it or have taken an extended break, working with a personal trainer might be just the thing you need to develop a safe, effective routine that optimizes strength and weight, and boosts your daily living ability and endurance. 
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Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH GI Oncology Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women. But with regular colonoscopy screening, it can often be prevented. 
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Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Social Workers' Role in Patient-centered Healthcare

Written by SMH Inpatient Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks

Sarasota Memorial is proud to have social workers helping patients in many parts of our healthcare system. But how does a social worker fit into a hospital setting? How do they support patients and patient families?
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Posted: Mar 22, 2018

Ask an Expert: Colon Cancer Q&A

With SMH Chief Gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Harris

SMH Chief Gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Harris discusses the colon cancer signs and symptoms, how to reduce your risk, and available screening methods.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2018

Colon Cancer Myths Busted

Written by SMH Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

SMH Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood gives us the facts on some commonly held myths about colon cancer, colonoscopies and other colorectal cancer screening methods. 

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