January 2014

Solutions4Resolutions 2014!
Ready to kick start your 2014 New Year’s resolutions? Find an inspiring array of FREE classes in January at Sarasota Memorial HealthFit. Visit smhfit.com or call (941) 917-7000.

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Cesarean Section Prevention
Sarasota Memorial Chief of Obstetrics Kyle L. Garner, MD & OB/GYN Shawn M. Stephens, MD will present a free community lecture, “Cesarean Section Prevention – A Patient’s Guide to Reducing Your Risk,” 4:30-5:30 pm Jan. 14 in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Limited seating. RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

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Robotic Surgery... by Specialty
With three robots, a technologically advanced suite of integrated operating rooms and 24 da Vinci-trained surgeons in multiple specialties, Sarasota Memorial offers the most experienced Robotic Surgery program in the region. Join our robotic surgeons as they share their expertise on the advantages of robotic technology in different specialties. Lectures will take place 4:30-5:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

Thursday, Jan. 16 “Robotic Surgery for Men & Women: Treatment of Prostate Cancer and Pelvic Organ Prolapse,” by Urologist Robert Carey, MD

Thursday, Jan. 23 "Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain: How da Vinci Robotic Surgery is Improving Outcomes for Women," by OB/GYN Kyle L. Garner, MD

Tuesday, Jan. 28 “The Endless Possibilities for Robotic General Surgery,” by General Surgeon John D. Nora, MD

Thursday, Jan. 30 “Robotic & Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery in 2014,” by Cardiovascular Surgeon Atiq Rehman, MD

Tuesday, Feb. 4 “Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery: Quicker Recovery, Less Pain and Still the Gold Standard Option,” by Cardiothoracic Surgeon Paul Vesco, MD

Tuesday, Feb. 11 “Robotics and Female Surgery: 300 Ways to Use a Robot – When is it Appropriate?” by GYN Oncologist James Fiorica, MD

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Stroke Education - Mobility Options
Sarasota Memorial's Stroke Support Group meets 10-11:30 am Jan. 8 (second Wednesday of each month) in Sarasota Memorial Hospital's conference room 4 A&B, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

This month’s speaker is from Mobility Solutions, Inc. and will discuss mobility equipment options and Medicare's related qualification guidelines. Complimentary refreshments and free valet parking are available. For information, please call (941) 917-7048.

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HealthSquare January '14 Events
Visit Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square for monthly health talks, mall walks and more. Upcoming events:
Fri., Jan. 10, 9am – “Pilates Show n’ Tell,” a free presentation by Sarasota Memorial HealthFit on the benefits of Pilates (bring mats so audience can practice some basic moves).
Tues., Jan. 14, 12:30-2pm – FootNotes' Walk & Talk Book Club: SMH Wellness Coach Deniese Kragel will lead a discussion of “A Short Guide to a Happy Life,” by Anna Quindlen.
Thurs., Jan. 16, 4-5pm - SMH Board Certified Genetic Counselor Cathleen McCann, MS, CGC, will present “Tight-Fitting Genes: Genetics and Cancer.”

Call (941) 302-4271 or email for information.

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Community Health Calendar
Upcoming events, classes, support groups. Register online or call
(941) 917-7777

  • » Able Challengers: Every 1st Wednesday for people confined to wheelchairs. Info: (941) 917-4156 or email: johnberkey56@gmail.com
  • » Caregiver Connection: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Childbirth Education (free and fee-based classes); Mommies & Babies Get-Together - Every Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Diabetes Education: 1st Monday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7468
  • » FREE Memory Screenings: (941) 917-7197
  • » FREE Mental Health Assessments: (941) 917-7760
  • » Living Well With Heart Failure: (941) 917-2114
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 309-7473
  • » MS Friends of Hope: 3rd Thursday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7777
  • » Parkinson Support: Sarasota - every 3rd Wednesday; Venice - every 4th Thursday; North Port - every 2nd Wednesday; Manatee - every 1st Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-4156


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