Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Apr 19, 2018

Beat Stress, Cravings with These Yummy Recipes

Written by SMH Outpatient Dietitian Lauren McNeil

Nutrition plays a huge part in handling stress, helping to prevent exhaustion, illness, and aches and pains. Eating whole foods and keeping refined sugar and flour to a minimum can drastically reduce mood swings and can help to keep your mind clear and focused. When cravings set in, give these yummy, easy, stress-busting recipes a try instead.
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Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Wellness Classes Designed for Cancer Patients, Caregivers

Written by HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

In partnership with Jewish Family & Children Services, the Sarasota Memorial Thrive Integrated Cancer support and survivorship program offers six, free, oncology-specific, group exercise classes weekly at HealthFit, medically integrated wellness and fitness center.
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Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Travel Checklist for Heart Failure Patients

Written by Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Planning a summer getaway? If you’re managing heart failure, there are a few things you should know — and do — before you hit the road.
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Posted: Apr 5, 2018

SMH Clothes Closet Helps Patients in Need

Written by SMH Inpatient Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks

Sarasota Memorial is proud to partner with Goodwill Industries and the community to provide patients in need with fresh clothing. The SMH Clothes Closet stores shirts, pants and shoes for men and women who might have had clothing damaged during their hospital experience or during an accident or injury that led to their hospital stay.
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Posted: Apr 3, 2018

Meditation for Today's Children

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Children today have so much more stress in their lives than generations before. Coping with stress is a necessary life skill, and I want to give my kids the tools they need to just focus and breathe. Meditation has been consistently proven to boost health, as well as rest the mind, body and spirit.

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