Monthly Archives: May 2017

Breast Cancer:
The Genetic Risk

By SMH Certified Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood Cancer—especially breast cancer—often seems to run in families. This could be because the relatives share certain lifestyle habits, or because they live in the same area and have the same environmental exposures. Occasionally, though, the cancer can be inherited—a mutation in the genetic code that is passed down…

Celebrating Excellence

Sarasota Memorial kicked off Nurses’ Week May 6 – 12 with a special Nurse of Excellence Ceremony honoring the contributions of outstanding nurses, PCTs/MSTs, educators and leaders.

The Right Mobility Aid: Decoding
the Process

Written by SMH Occupational Therapist Cynthia Anderson People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the U.S. Among the elderly, one in five people has a mobility issue. May is National Mobility Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about how—with the right equipment—people with disabilities can live active, mobile lives.

Zika Virus: Know the Facts this Summer

zika, pregnant, summer safety

As summer temperatures and rains continue to increase, you’ll likely be hearing talk again about the Zika virus—which can be contracted from a mosquito and can have potentially devastating effects on unborn babies. Here in Florida, where the mosquito is often jokingly called the state bird, many of us mama’s are concerned about Zika. Knowing the facts… Read more »

Older Americans Month: A Time to Age Out Loud!

Each May, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, “Age Out Loud,” to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.