When taking medication, it is very important to know the difference between an allergic reaction (like a rash) versus a known side effect (like nausea). Find out more by watching one of our experts explain.
February is Gall Bladder Cancer and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month
More than 10,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with advanced cancers of the gallbladder and related biliary malignancies each year. Learn about related risk factors and symptoms so it can be treated it at its earliest stages — or better yet, prevented! Visit or call Sarasota Memorial’s Cancer Information Office (941-917-1981) for prevention & screening information, or learn more in this education video featuring Sarasota Memorial Gastroenterologist Steven Kucera, MD, who uses advanced endoscopic technology to detect and treat cancers and disorders of the biliary tract
When Thomas Packer suffered a massive stroke, the effects were debilitating. He was unable to communicate and paralyzed on one side. Fortunately, he lives in Sarasota, Fla., where he was able to access the latest interventions available at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. In this educational video, NeuroInterventional Radiologist Daniel Case, MD, discusses advanced treatment options for those affected by even the most challenging strokes. For more information, visit smh.com/stroke.
If you think you or a loved one may be having a stroke, call 911 IMMEDIATELY and ask them to take you to the nearest Comprehensive Stroke Center. Offering services beyond the scope of primary stroke centers, only Comprehensive Stroke Centers can offer the wider range of specialists and more advanced treatment options needed when standard therapies are not enough.
When conservative treatments fail to relieve your neck or back pain, consider non-surgical treatments, such as injections, that can provide relief while also serving as a diagnostic tool to help identify the source of the pain.
When Ray Miller was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, he and his wife Jill feared the worst. His doctor referred him to Sarasota Memorial Gastrointestinal Oncologist Kenneth Meredith, MD, who has performed more robotic esophagectomies than anyone else in the world.
The pain associated with a migraine can be debilitating. In the case of chronic migraines, Botox injections may provide relief. Find out more in this HealthWise report.
24 million people suffer from asthma. Every year, about 3,400 die because of it. Dr. Joe Seaman discusses Bronchial thermoplasty, the first non-drug therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with severe asthma.
When faced with a medical condition that requires immediate care, it may be difficult to decide whether it truly is an emergency, or if it is a medical issue that can be addressed in a less costly, more convenient urgent care center. In this video, Sarasota Memorial emergency and urgent care physicians explain the differences so you can choose wisely.