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Posted: Jun 16, 2021

Men: Don’t Miss These Health Screenings

With Family Medicine specialist Armani Orihuela, MD

Just as vehicles run better — and last longer — with regular tune-ups and routine maintenance, your health also gets a boost from regular preventative maintenance. For men, keeping health running smoothly starts with an annual physical and getting these recommended health screenings.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Dad’s Tips for First-time Fathers | Ask An Expert

With Family Medicine Specialist Seth Wilson, MD

For this special Father’s Day edition of our Ask An Expert series, we asked Family Medicine specialist Seth Wilson, MD, for some practical advice for first-time dads. Uniquely qualified to dish parenting wisdom, Dr. Wilson is not only an expert in family medical care, but he’s also a proud father of 4. Here are his top tips for those of you tackling one of the biggest challenges of your life: fatherhood.

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Posted: Jun 8, 2021

How To Talk about Hanging Up the Keys

With SMH Geriatric Medicine specialist Alan Grindal, MD

Whether the result of a chronic disease, such as Alzheimer’s, or just the product of normal aging, most of us will have to hang up our car keys eventually. Having a discussion about the eventual decision to stop driving is something that all families should do — just like drafting a will and making other end of life preparations. Here are some tips to help start the conversation.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2021

Spring Mix Salad | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

In this month's Thrive in the Kitchen episode, our team shows you how to make the tasty and nutrient-packed Spring Mix Salad. High in potassium and Vitamin A, the salad helps fight heart disease, manage blood pressure and boost the immune system. Check out the easy recipe and how-to video with SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei and Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy.

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Posted: May 25, 2021

Summer Unmasked? Expert Talks COVID-19 Protocols & Vaccination for Kids

With SMH Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Anyone over age 12 is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, making it possible for millions more people to get effective protection against the novel coronavirus. We asked Sarasota Memorial epidemiologist and Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, for advice to help families with unvaccinated children and at-risk adults navigate this new normal as pandemic protocols ease up and many Americans enjoy a mostly mask-free summer.

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