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Learn How to Get Well Sooner

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, also known as SAGES, recently launched a new public awareness effort focused on promoting the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. The “Get Well Sooner” project aims to educate patients on the plusses offered by minimally invasive procedures over traditional open surgery. Debuted at the American College of Surgeons 2015 Clinical Congress on Tuesday, October 28th, the education campaign also hopes to encourage more surgeons to adopt minimally invasive techniques. Read more about this project here.

Burn Notice: Dr. Harmon Provides Tips to Avoid Skin Cancer

Summer may be over, but that’s no reason for Floridians to abandon protective clothing and sunscreen when they venture out of doors. With reported skin cancer cases rising precipitously in recent years, the U.S. Surgeon General has called the trend a “public health crisis." Dr. Rhonda Harmon, a general surgeon who specializes in treating skin cancers, recently talked with the Orlando Sentinel about additional ways to avoid over-exposure to harmful rays, and what’s behind the growing threat of skin cancer nationwide. Read more here!

Dr. Arnoletti Fights Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is not the most common diagnosis but it can be one of the most deadly. Pancreatic cancer is fatal for nearly 73% of all patients and accounts for 5% of all cancer deaths.