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Posted: Jul 5, 2022

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

By Michael Sasser, 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: Jun 21, 2022

Senior Care Ambassadors Emphasize the Human Element of Healthcare

With SMH Manager of Clinical Specialty Programs Katie Williams, MSN, RN-BC, AHN-BC

An exciting new program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, the Senior Care Ambassador program trains select volunteers in how to entertain and engage patients who are in the hospital and prone to disorientation. Families are already feeling the impact and the program is ready to expand.

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Posted: May 31, 2022

Setting Boundaries, Building Resiliency

By Sarasota Memorial Hospital IRF Services Social Worker Crystal Brooks, MSW, LCSW

When living with chronic illness, building resiliency is key. Learning how to set healthy boundaries that promote self-care-and how to identify unhealthy boundaries that hinder it-can help lay the foundation to weather any storm.

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Posted: May 10, 2022

Spine Surgery at 70: Let’s Call It A Comeback

A Patient Story at SMH

After 14 different surgeries could not stop the aggressive arthritis in his spine, Jim Frost turned to neurosurgeon Dr. Ryan Glasser and the new ExcelsiusGPS robotic surgery system to get back on his feet again.

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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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