Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fighting Preeclampsia, Raising Awareness

Preeclampsia is a rapidly progressive disorder in pregnant women that is characterized by elevated blood pressure and protein in urine. Affecting both the pregnant mother and the growing, unborn child, it can occur during pregnancy and immediately after a woman gives birth. Preeclampsia is a leading cause of premature birth. Each year, the disorder is… Read more »

What to Look for in Inpatient Rehab

SMH Rehab Pavilion

When life takes an unexpected turn due to a stroke, brain injury or other major illness or injury, the journey to recovery may require spending time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Searching out the inpatient rehab center that best matches a patient’s unique medical needs, treatment priorities and required level of care can be daunting, especially… Read more »

Can DNA Predict Your Cancer Risk?

By Nicole Wood, SMH’s board-certified genetic counselor Cancer is one of the most common diseases we face today. About one in every two men—and one in three women—will get some form of cancer over the course of their lives. That means most families are directly impacted by the disease in some way. Has a family… Read more »

More Patients Can Now Choose TAVR

TAVR Sarasota Memorial

Thanks to a 2016 decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, more cardiac patients are now eligible for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, a minimally invasive treatment for aortic stenosis that was formerly reserved for high-risk patients too sick for open-heart surgery.