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September 8, 2016 by Lauren Sutherland, Stroke and Sepsis Coordinator
September is Sepsis awareness month. As a facility, Fawcett Memorial Hospital is concerned about sepsis and how it affects the people in our ...
August 25, 2016 by Dr. Greg Gebauer, MD
New technology is emerging every day that makes the way we perform surgery safer, faster and more effective. Robotic devices such as the da Vinci...
August 9, 2016 by Michael Kramer
An Irish proverb quips “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” Although sleep and laughter cannot treat all ...
August 4, 2016 by Michael Kramer
About 20 percent of the United States population will be infected with the influenza virus this year. Almost 49,000 people infected with the ...
July 26, 2016 by Maria Castilla
Have you ever wondered what a hernia is? Have you ever thought how do I know if I have one? More than one million abdominal wall hernias are ...
July 21, 2016 by Rene Maher
We are in the middle of the summer, which means temperatures are high and you are trying to find ways for you and your family to keep cool. As...
July 14, 2016 by Michael Kramer
The majority of injuries in the elderly come from slips, trips, and falls. Though sometimes injuries due to falling are minor, around 25 percent...
July 12, 2016 by Dr. Aaron Nordgren
Fawcett Memorial Hospital is offering a new and radically different treatment option for pancreatic cancer. The new treatment uses a specialized...
July 7, 2016 by Michael Kramer
As temperatures heat up and summer time activities ramp up in the Sunshine State, so do the dangers associated with excess heat and sun exposure...
June 28, 2016
Your body's ability to stop a stroke before it starts could be greatly enhanced if you simply rode an exercise bicycle a few times each week.

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June 21, 2016
Adding international flair to your diet could quickly lead to a healthier heart. After only 3 months of eating a Mediterranean diet, study participants...

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June 14, 2016
Researchers now know that Zika is not a gender-specific illness, and that men should be just as cautious as women when it comes to protecting...

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June 9, 2016
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), pollen is one of the most common seasonal allergy triggers -- but...

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May 3, 2016 by Kaitlyn Kramer
Chances are, you or someone you know has had a stroke. In the United States, there are an estimated 7 million stroke survivors over the age of...
April 12, 2016 by Kaitlyn Kramer
Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure commonly used to diagnose and treat heart conditions. During the procedure, small tubes...
April 7, 2016 by Glenna Schnebly
Each year, there are 1.1 million to 1.8 million new cases and approximately 8 million Americans suffering with chronic wounds.
March 29, 2016 by Kaitlyn Kramer
Physician treats atrial fibrillation patients with latest freezing technology at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
February 25, 2016 by Kaitlyn Kramer
H2U at Fawcett Memorial Hospital offers something for everyone. Located in the Promenades Mall in Port Charlotte, H2U has social, health and ...
February 16, 2016 by Dr. Jason Reiss, DO
Do you have hip pain? New technology allows surgeons to place implants through "mini" incisions.
February 11, 2016 by Kaitlyn Kramer
Get to know Bob Dargas, known as "the candy man" among Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
February 5, 2016 by Dr. John McKinney, MD, FACS, MBA
For this reason, cardiac surgeons have developed methods of treating atrial fibrillation to fix heart valves or blockages in the arteries of ...
February 4, 2016 by Dr. Steven Goldin, MD, PhD, MPH
Gallstone disease is also the number one cause in the United States of physician related visits for gastrointestinal symptoms.
February 3, 2016 by Dr. Dilendra Weerasinghe
Everything you wanted to know about obesity and the options you have.
January 29, 2016 by Dr. John Rioux, General Surgeon
Statisticians have criteria that they use to determine if a particular medical screening test is a good one. The test should have a low rate...
January 27, 2016 by Franklin Gaerlan
Cancer occurs when cells in the body change and grow out of control. These cells can form lumps called tumors. Cancer that starts in the cervix...
December 4, 2015 by Melanie McCall Moulton RN, BS, CIC Infectious Disease Practitioner
Our Gastrointestinal tracts are truly a world unto themselves within our bodies. The colon’s job is to be the final stop in food’s journey through...
November 30, 2015 by Dr. Maria Castilla, MD
Have you ever wondered why you get heartburn? Have you ever wondered why your heartburn is worse with certain foods or when you eat late? Well...
November 26, 2015 by Franklin Gaerlan, RN, Oncology Patient Navigator
The greatest risk factor for lung cancer is smoking and about 85 percent of lung cancer cases can be attributed to it. How much a person smokes...
November 24, 2015 by Melanie McCall, RN, Infection Control Practitioner
It's flu and cold season, so learn how to stay healthy and what Fawcett Memorial Hospital is doing to keep our patients, employees, volunteers...
November 19, 2015 by Jon Clark, Director of Respiratory Therapy
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. but millions are unaware they have it. Learn the...
November 17, 2015 by Marsha Mason, RN, Patient Navigator
Did you know that nearly half of all Americans experience some type of bone or joint discomfort or restricted movement? Learn more about treating...