April 2014

The Vital “Vascular” in Cardiovascular
Join Sarasota Memorial’s Vascular Specialists for a free lecture series. Each presentation will be held 4:30-5:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail.
RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

• Tues., Apr. 8 – David Showalter, MD: Peripheral Artery Disease and Leg Pain
• Tues., Apr. 15 – Michael Lepore, MD: Stroke Prevention: Surgery, Stents or Medication?
• Tues., Apr. 22 – Russell Samson, MD: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA): A Time Bomb in Your Tummy
• Thurs., Apr. 24 – Deepak Nair, MD: Varicose Veins and Vein Disease

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Advanced Orthopedic Solutions for Painful Joints
Join Sarasota Memorial’s Orthopedic Specialists for a free lecture series. Each presentation will be held 4:30-5:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail.
RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

• Wed., Apr. 2 – Ronald P. White, MD: Treatment of Knee Arthritis in 2014: Including Partial and Total Knee Replacements That Spare all of the Ligaments, Tendons and Muscles
• Wed., Apr. 9 – Jeffrey Silverstein, MD: It Only Hurts When I Walk, Talk, Sit, Sleep and Breathe…Time To See A Knee Surgeon?
• Wed., Apr. 16 – Adam S. Bright, MD: Bloodless Joint Replacement Surgery
• Wed., Apr. 30 – David A. Sugar, MD: Shoulder Pain: When to see the Doctor?

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HealthSquare April '14 Events
Visit Sarasota Memorial’s HealthSquare in Westfield Sarasota Square Mall for this month’s free activities and events. Call (941) 302-4271 or email for information.

• Apr., 3, 11am-noon – Able Challengers: Adaptive equipment and resources to help people confined to wheelchairs or facing other mobility issues.
• Apr., 8, 10:45am-noon –Walk & Talk Book Club featuring a discussion of the book “Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition” by T. Colin Campbell.
• Apr., 15, 9-10am – Chair Yoga: Free presentation by HealthFit on how to use chair support in traditional yoga to protect the lower back and joints. Participation encouraged!

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March for Babies/Sarasota Memorial NICU Reunion
Join the SMH Babe Magnet team on Saturday, April 26, at JD Hamel Park and help the March of Dimes raise funds for important research and programs.

Immediately following the walk, all Sarasota Memorial NICU “graduates” and their families are invited to attend the NICU Reunion (9 am-noon) – enjoy refreshments and activities and visit with the physicians and nurses who cared for the “graduates.” The walk begins at 8 am (registration starts at 7 am) at the park (corner of Main St. & U.S. 41, Sarasota).

Information: (941) 917-1700.

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Medically Integrated Fitness Week
Visit Sarasota Memorial’s HealthFit April 28-30 for a series of free medically integrated fitness events, including a free lecture, Exercise is Medicine, noon-1 pm April 28; free smoothies and health assessments, 10 am-noon April 29; and a fitness competition 5-7 pm April 30.

HealthFit is located at 5880 Rand Blvd, off Clark Road Information: (941) 917-7181 or HealthFit.

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Upcoming Benefits
• April 1-May 10 – Help Sarasota Memorial fight children’s hunger: All Faiths Food Bank – SkipALunch.org
• April 4 – Silver Lining Gala – Victims to Victories: smhf.org.
• April 5 – Join the Sarasota Memorial & Fantastic Friends American Cancer Society Relay for Life team: relayforlife.org.
• May 2 – Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s 13th annual Golf Tournament. Register online here.

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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
  • » ALS Support: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » 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
  • » Stroke Support: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7048
  • » 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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