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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Mask Wearing 101: How to Use & Re-Use a Face Mask

With Sarasota Memorial Nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN

Face masks are only effective when they are handled, worn, stored and disposed of properly. Used improperly, and the masks actually become vehicles for spreading germs. Sarasota Memorial nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN, offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and dont's, in this video blog.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19 Treatment ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Dr. Jamie Kisgen

To get the facts on COVID-19 treatment and medications — and debunk some mistruths floating around social media — Healthe-Matters editors reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager. In this Ask An Expert Q&A, Dr. Kisgen addresses some of the most frequently asked questions related to medications for patients with COVID-19. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2020

Pregnancy & Coronavirus ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Washington Hill, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) with 55 years’ experience, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2020

When it Comes to Food, What’s in A Label?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

In 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) passed a law mandating updates to the standard nutritional facts label, and by 2020, the vast majority of industries and products are expected to be in compliance. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and what’s changed.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020

COVID-19: Get the Facts

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Here at Sarasota Memorial, our teams have fielded innumerable COVID-19 questions — from patients, news media, concerned visitors and community members at-large — in the last few weeks. Take a look at some of the things we’ve been addressing in these conversations. When it comes to this emerging pandemic, it’s important to get the facts — and to get them from sources you trust.

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