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Posted: Feb 4, 2018

Lung Cancer Screening Video Q&A

What is lung cancer screening? How does it work? Who should get screened? Find out in this video Q&A with SMH's lung cancer screening specialist. 

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Posted: Feb 4, 2018

Quit Smoking: How & Why, a Video Q&A

Did you know that 1 out of every 2 smokers will die a smoking-related death? SMH Pulmonary Disease specialist Dr. Kirk Voelker tells us how to quit smoking & where to find free help in this video Q&A.
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Posted: Feb 4, 2018

Gynecological Cancer Q&A Video

GYN Oncologist Dr. Richard Boothby talks Human papilomavirus (HPV), HPV vaccine, cervical cancer and self-care for moms in this video Q&A.
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Posted: Feb 1, 2018

Video: Breathing Easier Thanks to Advanced Heart Valve Option

When Steve Baran had to undergo his second aortic valve replacement, he turned to Sarasota Memorial Hospital's cardiac surgery team. His surgeon, Jonathan Fong, MD, was able to place a larger, longer-lasting valve that had Steven feeling better than he had in a decade. 

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018

'Life Changing' Second Opinion—One Woman's Story

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Finding out you have a leaking heart valve or blocked coronary arteries can be frightening—especially if your only option to correct the problem is cardiac surgery. But what if you’re uncomfortable with the diagnosis or have been told your condition is too fragile for a less-invasive surgical approach?

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