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Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Fruity Chicken Salad | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

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

Learn to make Fruity Chicken Salad with our Thrive in the Kitchen team in this healthy-cooking video tutorial. This protein-packed dish helps prevent infection, improve indigestion and boost appetite (thanks to flavorful tarragon) — all helpful health benefits following surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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Posted: Sep 14, 2021

Pregnancy & COVID-19: Impact & Prevention

With SMH Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Felice Baron, MD

The number of pregnant patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has skyrocketed in recent months, raising concerns about the Delta variant’s impact on pregnant women and their developing babies. Find out why pregnant women are more likely to get seriously sick with COVID-19 and what we can do to reverse the trend. 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2021

Self-Tests for COVID-19 | Ask An Expert

With SMH Laboratory Services Director Harold Vore

At-home COVID-19 test kits are undoubtedly convenient and easy-to-use, but can you trust the results? When should you use them? Which brand is the most reliable? SMH Laboratory Services Director Harold Vore offers insights on DIY testing and discusses the pros/cons of both antigen tests and molecular tests (PCR / NAAT).

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Posted: Aug 31, 2021

COVID-19 Treatments & Medications | Ask An Expert

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Jamie Kisgen

What has changed in the way hospitals and physicians are treating patients with COVID-19 over the last year? To find out, we talked with SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager Jamie Kisgen about effective treatments for inpatients and outpatients with COVID-19, as well as the use — and misuse — of drugs like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shots | Ask An Expert

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

If COVID-19 vaccines are effective, why would we need another dose? What’s the difference between a COVID-19 “booster” and a “third shot”? Who’s eligible now? Sarasota Memorial Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, answers these and other common questions about vaccines in this Ask An Expert post.

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