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Posted: Mar 15, 2022

Living With COPD: Successful Management Means More Than ‘Making Do’

With Pharmacy Resident Maddie Remelius, PharmD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, affects millions of people and their families-and can be potentially life-threatening. But a combination of sensible lifestyle changes and the latest in COPD medication means that those with the condition are living full, happy lives. Learn more.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2022

Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon

With Lisa Kennedy, BSN, RN

Maybe it's a hip or knee replacement due to the normal wear and tear of aging. Maybe it's a hand injury requiring reconstruction. Or maybe it's a painful lower back caused by worsening sciatica. There are many reasons that lead people to search for an orthopedic surgeon, and there are many experienced surgeons to choose from. So how do you find the right surgeon? Get tips and resources from Sarasota Memorial Orthopedics.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2022

Catch Cancer Early: Colonoscopies at 45

With Gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD

Medical experts agree: Routine colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45, not age 50 as guidelines previously advised. Sarasota Memorial gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD, explains why and details screening options in this post.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2022

Falls & Blood Thinners: How to Prevent & How to Respond

With SMH Geriatrics Program Coordinator Tanya Hofmann, MSN and Nursing Quality Specialist Tricia Morgan, BSN

While blood thinners can be great for maintaining cardiovascular health, they can make a bad fall that much more dangerous. Make sure you know how to help and what to look for.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2022

Breaking Down the CDC’s New COVID-19 Community Level Tool

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the Omicron surge slowly winding down, Dr. Manuel Gordillo weighs in on the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level Tool and what it means for everyday life during the pandemic.

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