September 2010


The Doctor is In – Osteoporosis
Join Kyle Garner, MD, OB-GYN, for a free presentation on preventing and treating osteoporosis, 1-2 pm Sept. 14 in the Healthplex Education Room, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or register online at www.smh.com.

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Advances in Hip & Knee Replacement
Join Sean Dingle, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, for a free community education presentation on the latest options in hip and knee replacement, 5:30-6:30 pm Sept. 21 in the community education room at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or register online at www.smh.com.

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Metabolic Syndrome & Heart Disease
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It affects one in five people, and prevalence increases with age. Learn how to reduce risk factors associated with the syndrome and safeguard your heart at a free education event by Cardiologist Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, medical director of Sarasota Memorial’s Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center and specialist in cardiovascular disease prevention. The event will be held 4-5 pm Wednesday, Sept. 22 in the Papaya Room, Waldemere Medical Plaza, 1921 Waldemere Street. Please RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or register online at www.smh.com.

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Cheers to Chocolate!
Sarasota Memorial & the Neuro Challenge Foundation will host an annual tribute to caregivers on Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 am-noon (registration at 9:30 am), at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. The event will include entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and special surprises. Please RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or register online at www.smh.com.

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Join TEAM SMH at Heart Walk
Join the SMH team at the 3K Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk, Saturday, Sept. 22, Payne Park, 2000 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Festivities begin at 7:30 am, followed by the 3K Walk/Run at 9 am. RSVP: (941) 917-2399.

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Heart Failure Exercise Program
People living with heart failure can increase their energy level and strengthen their hearts by making exercise part of their lifestyle. Sarasota Memorial's cardiac rehab exercise physiologists lead supervised programs for people living with heart failure who are starting a new exercise regime. Sessions are held every Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 pm, at Healthplex in Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. No physician referral is necessary. Cost: $20 for four sessions. Call (941) 917-6139 to register.

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