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Studies suggest health benefits of sunshine may outweigh risks of skin cancer
Can the secret to good heart health and a longer life be as simple as spending more time in the sun?

Sarasota County Public Hospital Board Appoints Tramm Hudson to Vacant At-Large Seat
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board appointed Tramm Hudson to the governing board’s At-Large Seat 2.

SMH Moves Forward with Residency Program
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is moving ahead with plans to develop an Internal Medicine Residency Program for newly graduated doctors.

Hospital Board Approves SMH Trauma Center Bid
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board voted today to support Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s bid to become a Level II Trauma Center.

Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say
People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.

Superbug-Slaying Robot TRU-D Arrives at SMH
5-foot-5 UV robot scans and disinfects rooms used to care for patients.

More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts
Women can dramatically lower their likelihood of heart disease prior to old age by following healthy living guidelines, according to a large, long-term study.

Region's Largest Annual Parkinson's Symposium to be Held in Sarasota
An interactive venue for people who work with or are affected by Parkinson's.

Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
Close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who have trouble breathing due to asthma or COPD still continue to smoke, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

SMH Hires New Chief Operating Officer
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has hired Lorrie Liang, a senior healthcare executive from Maryland, as its new COO.

Employing Art Therapy
Art therapy uses creative means to help express emotions and deal with mental and physical challenges.

SMH Welcomes Sarasota’s First New Year’s Baby
Sarasota Memorial Hospital welcomed New Year's baby Logan Alexander Arone into the world at 2:36 am on January 1st

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