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Posted: Mar 1, 2022

Breaking Down the CDC’s New COVID-19 Community Level Tool

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the Omicron surge slowly winding down, Dr. Manuel Gordillo weighs in on the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level Tool and what it means for everyday life during the pandemic.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2022

An Aspirin A Day Keeps The Doctor Away? | New Recommendations on Managing Cardiovascular Risk with Daily Aspirin

With Cardiologist Chippy Ajithan, MD

A daily regimen of low-dose aspirin has long been promoted as a safe and effective way for people over the age of 50 to lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems, but the US Preventive Services Task Force has issued new recommendations

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Posted: Feb 15, 2022

Time is Brain: How to Recognize and Respond to a Stroke

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

When someone has a stroke, every minute matters. Learn how to recognize the signs of a stroke, so you can respond in moments.

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Posted: Feb 9, 2022

Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest: How To Help When Minutes Matter

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

On average, recovering from minimally invasive cardiac surgery takes 2 to 4 weeks — versus the 6 to 12 weeks’ recovery for an open-heart procedure. But each patient journey is unique. Find out what you can expect after MICS and other minimally invasive heart procedures.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2022

Vaccines and Variants: Omicron, FDA Approval & Looking Forward | Ask An Expert

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the Omicron surge driving case numbers up in Sarasota and Manatee counties, Dr. Gordillo returns to Healthe-Matters for another update on the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
 

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