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Posted: Oct 10, 2023

A Community Fighting Cancer

One patient’s experience with the Sarasota Memorial Thrive Program

When a routine mammogram turned into a breast cancer diagnosis, Jane Procise knew it wasn't something she could tackle alone. Thanks to her healthcare team, she didn't have to.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2023

Cancer-Related PTSD: What to Look For, How to Help

With Rachael Swisher, PharmD

Surviving cancer can be a very traumatic experience-and that experience doesn't necessarily end with your last treatment. Read on to learn more about how post-traumatic stress disorder can affect cancer survivors, what to look out for, and how to find help.

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Posted: Sep 26, 2023

Ask An Expert: Everything About Epilepsy

With Neurologist Brian Wolf, MD

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world, affecting as many as 50 million people globally. Still, it remains shrouded in medical mystery and societal stigma. We spoke with Dr. Brian Wolf, a neurologist and expert in treating epilepsy, to learn more.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2023

How to Recognize and Prevent Malnutrition

With Clinical Dietitian Gemady Langfelder, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Proper nutrition through a balanced and varied diet is a central part of maintaining good health, improving quality of life on a day-to-day basis and even helping manage symptoms of chronic disease. But maintaining proper nutrition can be difficult, and malnutrition can affect anyone, especially adults ages 65 years and above.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2023

It’s Not Flesh-Eating Bacteria But It’s Still Dangerous

How to avoid and identify a Vibrio vulnificus infection

“Flesh-eating bacteria.” It’s the scary, though slightly inaccurate, subject of recurring headlines each year. But the real culprit is a bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus, which can cause serious infections and even death. Thankfully, Vibrio vulnificus is easy to avoid and readily treatable.

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