This year you can fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Research Study-3 (CPS-3). By joining the study, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which ultimately will save lives.
Anyone 30- to 65-years-old never diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer) willing to make a long-term commitment to the study is encouraged to enroll. The study involves an initial survey of lifestyle, behavioral and other factors related to your health, a measurement of your waist circumference and a small blood sample, then periodic follow-up surveys to update your information.
The enrollment period begins in February. To pre-register and complete the survey in advance, visit: www.cancer.org/cps3florida
The Total Discussion - Your Shoulder, Hip and Knee
If you’re a candidate for shoulder, hip or knee replacement surgery, join Sarasota Memorial’s top specialists for a free lecture series (ongoing through March 6) on orthopedic reconstructive surgery, including Total Shoulder, Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement procedures at our Center for Total Joint Replacement. Light refreshments will be served.
Robotic Surgery: Fewer Stitches, Faster Recovery...More Specialties
As the region’s leading referral center for robotic procedures with 22 surgeons in six specialties, we proudly present a free lecture series (ongoing through April 23) on the latest advances in robotics, including additional procedures performed with our new, next generation da Vinci Si.
Join experts from each of our specialties for their unique insight into robotic technology and why they choose Sarasota Memorial for their patients. Light refreshments will be served.
Cardiac Rehab Series
Studies continue to show that cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation can not only improve quality of life, but in many cases, lead to longer lives for those living with chronic heart and lung conditions.
Join Sarasota Memorial’s team of cardiovascular and pulmonary specialists for a free education series during Cardiac Rehab Week Feb. 11-15 at the Institute for Advanced Medicine education classroom, 5880 Rand Blvd., approximately 1/2-mile west of I-75 off Clark Road:
• Monday, Feb. 11, 12-12:45 pm: Women: The myths and misconceptions surrounding heart disease – Cardiologist Pat DelMastro, MD, Medical Director Cardiac Rehab
• Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9-10 am: Hypertension – The Silent Killer – Jill Edwards, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Educator
• Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2:30-3:30 pm: Is your diet making you sick? Latest research on Heart Disease and Diabetes – Jill Edwards, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Educator
• Thursday, Feb. 14, 12 pm: Healthy Hearts with HealthFit – Phil Jones, HealthFit Personal Trainer
For more information, call (941) 917-6139.
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HealthSquare Feb '13 Events
Take a moment to relax at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square. HealthSquare offers free screenings and friendly staff to help answer questions about the hospital and services it provides. We also offer free health presentations each month.
• Feb 5 (10-11 am) – Fall in Love with Heart-Healthy Eating, by Jill Edwards, Sarasota Memorial Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Educator
• Feb 9 (10-11 am) – A Bundle of Pregnancy Questions Answered, by Sarasota Memorial childbirth educators
• Feb. 20 (1-2 pm) TAVR for Aortic Stenosis, aortic valve replacement without open hear surgery, by Sarasota Memorial's Valve Clinic team.
• March 2 (10-11 am) The latest options in low intervention hospital births and genetic testing, by OB-GYN Kyle Garner, MD, and a certified nurse midwife.
For information, call (941) 302-4271 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Preventing Bullying… in Schools, the Workplace and Cyberspace
Join local psychologists Chris Cortman, Psy.D, and Harold Shinitzky, Psy.D, for a community education event on bullying – how to prevent and address it in schools, the workplace and cyberspace – 10 am-noon Saturday, Feb. 9, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital's first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Program admission is free; continuing education credits are available for qualified professionals for a $10 fee.
For information, call (941) 953-3477 or visit: mhcci.com
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Share the Love Luncheon
A unique breast cancer awareness luncheon with Vera Bradley’s Daughter, Joan Bradley Reedy, hosted by Molly’s! A Chic and Unique Boutique, Thursday, Feb. 14. Enjoy meeting Joan at Molly's Share the Love luncheon at Carrabba's from 10 am-noon, followed by a meet & greet at Molly's from 12:15-2 pm. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc., in support of Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Breast Health Center and Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Please click here to RSVP
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