Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock!

Summer's swelter is in full swing. So, this is the perfect time for all of us to remind ourselves (and loved ones) to Look Before You Lock and pledge to prevent child heatstroke in cars.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: What to Expect in Inpatient Rehabilitation

A Q&A with Dr. Alexander Bajorek

Because inpatient rehabilitation isn’t something most people think about until they—or a loved one—need it, it can be something of a mystery for those looking into rehab options. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial Physiatrist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Alexander J. Bajorek, MD, to learn more about it and to find out what inpatient rehab patients can expect.

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Posted: Jul 6, 2018

Eat Right to Fight Disease

Written by SMH Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy

Safeguarding your health begins with eating well and being physically active. While many foods can help prevent disease, others increase your risk of developing diseases like diabetes and cancer. SMH Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy offers tips for eating to meet your health needs—whether you’re aiming to prevent disease, in active cancer treatment or recovering from treatment.

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Posted: Jul 2, 2018

Cool Ways to Protect Baby from Bites & Burns

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Leah Brown

Summertime in Florida means it’s not just hot and humid, but it’s buggy too! This fun combination presents a challenge when you have young children. Here are some tips for protecting baby from disease-carrying blood-suckers—like mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks—and keeping them cool.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2018

Get the Facts on ‘Legal Weed’ & Bleeding ~ Ask an Expert Q&A

With SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

Recent social-media posts and news segments warning that a synthetic cannabinoid called “spice” was causing people to “bleed from their eyes” prompted us to seek out the truth behind the click-bait headlines. What are the health risks of using spice, aka "legal weed" or "K2"?
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