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Posted: Aug 16, 2022

The 411 on 988

Suicide Prevention Gets A New National Lifeline

As of this summer, anyone struggling with mental health, depression or suicidal thoughts is only three digits away from the help they need, thanks to the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

School Safety 101

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Focused

Summer is out and school is in. But before you send the wee ones off for another (or their first!) year of scholastic enterprise, take a moment to re-familiarize your favorite student and yourself with some basic tips to keep everyone healthy, safe and focused this year.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022

Don’t Forget Yearly Physicals!

With SMH Executive Director of Ambulatory Services Jen Storch, FACHE

 As school starts and schedules get busier and busier, don’t forget to make the time for your child’s annual check-up. From toddler to teenager, the yearly doctor visit is an important part of monitoring your child’s growth and development, and keeping them healthy in the long-term.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2022

Should Babies Binge-Watch Breaking Bad?

With Dr. Chelsea Arnold, DNP, APRN

How much screen time is too much for your baby? We spoke with Dr. Chelsea Arnold of First 1000 Days Suncoast about the importance of limiting screen time and what it means for your child’s growth and development.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2022

Sarasota’s Babymoon Boom

By SMH NICU Medical Director Rebecca Schilling, DO

Planning a last minute getaway before the due date? Healthcare professionals warn that this may cause more stress than it relieves, especially if that little bundle of joy decides to make an early arrival. At the very least, choose your babymoon destination wisely.

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