Monthly Archives: September 2017

Practice Sun Safety Year-round in the Sunshine State

Summer Safety

Although it doesn’t feel like it yet, fall has arrived! Temperatures will eventually start to fall, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down when it comes to sun safety. Fall in the Sunshine State often means spending even more time outdoors—at farmer’s markets, festivals and sporting events—rather than hiding in the AC…. Read more »

Custom Cancer Care: One Survivor’s Story

Doni Schaefer

Doni Schaefer isn’t your typical breast cancer patient. When her cancer was detected in the summer of 2015, it was neither early stage, nor the kind that responds well to standardized chemotherapy regimens. Hers was a fast-growing aggressive subtype known as HER2. The unfavorable biomarker, found in 15 to 20 percent of breast cancers, signals… Read more »

Inpatient Care Specialists Improving Healthcare

SMH hospitalists

More than a decade ago, with a looming shortage of primary-care physicians in southwest Florida, Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) leaders knew they had to do something to ensure hospitalized patients continued to receive ongoing and immediate medical care for acute injuries and illnesses.

Caregiving & Preparing for the Unexpected

advanced care planning

Most people know that it’s helpful to plan for the future. But for many caregivers, it is difficult to think about a time when they (not their loved one) may face a crisis or medical illness. Today, 30 million households are providing care for an adult over the age of 50 – and that number is… Read more »