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This Easter, Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
04.16.2014 [Uncategorized]

Planning an Easter brunch? Add this yummy yet healthier Apple Coffee Cake to the menu for a sweet treat!coffeecake


Tart apples, cored, peeled, chopped 5 cups
Sugar: 1 cup
Dark raisins: 1 cup
Pecans, chopped: ½ cup
Vegetable oil: ¼ cup
Vanilla: 2 teaspoons
Egg, beaten: 1
All-purpose flour, sifted: 2 ½ cups
Baking soda: 1 ½ teaspoons
Ground cinnamon: 2 teaspoons

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Lightly oil a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar, raisins, and pecans; mix well. Let stand 30 minutes.
Stir in oil, vanilla, and egg. Sift together flour, soda, and cinnamon; stir into apple mixture about 1/3 at a time just enough to moisten dry ingredients.
Turn batter into pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool cake slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 ½ in x 2 ½ inch piece
Calories: 188
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 11 mg
Sodium: 68 mg

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Sunscreen 101
04.10.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Following up on the last post about keeping kids safe in the sun, here’s a helpful guide to choosing the right sun protection for children and babies. Sunscreen can help protect the skin from sunburn and some skin cancers, but only if used correctly. Picking a Sunscreen Use a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on the […]

Renovations and Relocations
04.10.2014 | Campus Improvements

Improvements continue on Sarasota Memorial’s main campus.  Medical Staff Services recently relocated from the first floor to a newly renovated space on the third floor of the East Tower – adjacent to the Physician Lounge.  As seen in the photo, the welcoming design, along with warm colors, finishes and surfaces, coordinate with those found in […]

Join SMH in ‘March for Babies’ and special reunion
04.07.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Join us Saturday, April 26 for the March for Babies and NICU Reunion! Join the SMH Babe Magnet team to raise funds for the March of Dimes’ annual walk and help prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie, chair of the event, invites Neonatal Intensive Care “graduates” and their […]

New Urgent Care Center Now Open on Bee Ridge Road!
04.02.2014 | SMH Extra

We’re proud to announce the opening of Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care at Bee Ridge! Our fifth Urgent Care Center is located at Center Gate Office Park, which is on the south side of Bee Ridge Road, between Honore and Cattlemen Roads. Its location is convenient to neighborhoods on either side of I-75 along the Bee […]

Protecting your child in the Sun
04.01.2014 | New Moms & Dads

These simple rules can help protect your baby and children from the harmful effects of the sun. The sun’s UV rays are strongest during peak hours, between 10am and 4pm. Limit time spent in the sun during these hours. Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, umbrella, […]

Do you have good taste? These techniques will help!
03.24.2014 | SMH Extra

When it comes to choosing what to eat, nutrition is important, but flavor is likely the true motivator and also the key to eating right, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month in March is the perfect time to experiment with new flavors and combinations in healthy meals and “Enjoy the […]

Dollar Wise Kids
03.24.2014 | New Moms & Dads

When it comes to teaching money management skills to kids, don’t pass the buck. By Stacey Colino from Parents Magazine Recently, it seems that a lot of the conversations in our household revolve around money matters. They’re usually aggravating back-and-forths filled with pleading, misunderstandings, and even the occasional tears. But don’t get the wrong idea. […]

Give your table a new flavor with these healthy recipes
03.17.2014 | Uncategorized

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by enjoying the flavors of fresh, healthy food with these dietitian-inspired recipes!  The dishes were created by Cathlyn Berning, RD, LDN, who has a culinary degree and is a lead in Sarasota Memorial’s Food & Nutrition Services and a manager of the hospital’s 1700 South restaurant. Sesame Encrusted Tuna […]

Can I breastfeed my baby if I am Hepatitis C-positive?
03.11.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Yes! Both The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state that Hepatitis C is compatible with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding may even help prevent the spread of Hepatitis C from mother to baby by providing antibodies through the breast milk. Though the baby can be infected with Hepatitis C during pregnancy […]