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Posted: Apr 26, 2022

Meningitis Outbreak in Florida: What To Do & What To Look For

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With an ongoing outbreak of meningitis currently underway in Florida, Dr. Manuel Gordillo talks severity, symptoms to recognize and the importance of being vaccinated.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2022

Share the Health: Saving Lives Through Living Donation

One whole kidney, bit of liver, lobe of lung… Not ingredients for some witch's brew, but just a handful (gloves, please) of the "spare parts" that one living and healthy person can donate to another not-so-healthy person through what is called Living Donation. It saves lives. Read more here.

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Posted: Apr 8, 2022

Variants, Vaccines and Preventative Treatments

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the Omicron surge behind us, but the sub-variant BA.2, also known as Stealth Omicron, the dominant strain in Florida and surging in Europe and Asia, Dr. Gordillo provides an update on the role vaccination, oral antivirals and preventative treatments will play in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

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Posted: Apr 5, 2022

Even Over-The-Counter Painkillers Pose Risks: Know Your NSAIDs

Written by PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Victoria Schwalm, PharmD

Advil, Aleve, Motrin-these are all common household pain medications that we all recognize. But do we all recognize the potential risks that even over-the-counter painkillers can present? Incorrect dosage or unintended interactions with other medications can be harmful and even fatal. Learn more here.

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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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