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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Robotic Surgery for Lung Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Thoracic Surgeon Paul Vesco, MD

For some diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer, surgical treatment is the first course of action. Learn about robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery options for treating lung cancer and other thoracic conditions in this Ask An Expert Q&A with Sarasota Memorial thoracic surgeon Paul Vesco, MD. 

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Posted: Nov 6, 2018

Fever in Kids: When to Worry

Written by Reuben Holland, MD; Sheera Thomas, RN; & Johnna Hommell, LPN

As parents, we’ll always worry when our kids are sick, especially if they have fever—and it can be really scary, if your sick child is an infant. But when should we worry? When should we call the pediatrician or head to an urgent care center?

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Posted: Nov 1, 2018

Breathe Easy November 2018: COPD Breathe Strong

A COPD / Pulmonary Disease Support Group video

COPD Program Coordinator Angela Anderson, RN, and COPD Breathe Strong Coordinator Dianne Lewis, MS, RRT, offer tips and techniques for breathing easier when you have COPD or another pulmonary disease.

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Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Lung Cancer Screening ~ Ask An Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., and it often has no symptoms until it has spread. With screening, it can be detected at early stages, before symptoms present and when it is most treatable. In this Ask An Expert Q&A, Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD, explains lung cancer screening and why it's a game changer for those at high risk of developing lung cancer.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2018

Help Fight Drug Abuse, Accidental Poisonings

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Nick Scaturo

Expired or unused drugs stored in your cabinets can put you and your family, friends or neighbors at risk. Cleaning out your medicine cabinets regularly and properly disposing of prescription medications helps protect you and your community by getting potentially harmful medications off the street. 

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