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Posted: Mar 29, 2022

Do You Know Your Risk? Genetic Testing & Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

With Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

When it comes to cancer, early detection is always better. And for hereditary cancers, genetic testing could give you the edge. Sarasota Memorial Lead Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood talks about the importance of genetic testing for hereditary cancers and why genetic counseling is an important step in the process.

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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: Feb 22, 2022

An Aspirin A Day Keeps The Doctor Away? | New Recommendations on Managing Cardiovascular Risk with Daily Aspirin

With Cardiologist Chippy Ajithan, MD

A daily regimen of low-dose aspirin has long been promoted as a safe and effective way for people over the age of 50 to lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems, but the US Preventive Services Task Force has issued new recommendations

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022

Peanut Butter Hazelnut Bars | Thrive in the Kitchen Healthy Cooking Series

A Thrive Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Learn to create Peanut Butter Hazelnut Bars! This sweet treat is packed with plant-based protein, hazelnuts and peanuts, known to be rich in healthy fats and fiber. Using a variety of nuts as ingredients not only adds a nice crunch to this snack, but can help reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2022

Best Foods for Fighting Aging & Illness

With Sarasota Memorial Dietitian Laura McLeroy, RD

Is healthy eating on your to-do list? An easy way to get started is by choosing nutrient-dense foods for meals and snacks, says Sarasota Memorial Dietitian Laura McLeroy, RD. Here, she offers her top tips for fighting aging and illness with powerhouse foods. 

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