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Posted: Dec 8, 2020

5 S’s to Lower Your Holiday Stresses

By SMH Behavioral Health Services Manager Jill Hazzard, LMHC

The holidays can be magical, but they can also be stressful. The 2020 holiday season, of course, has the added stressors of COVID-19. Give yourself the gift of less stress this year with these easy steps.

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Posted: Dec 1, 2020

Lung Cancer Screening: What to Expect

With SMH Pulmonologist Joseph Seaman, MD, & Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Did you know there’s a screening test that can detect lung cancer, even before symptoms appear? Find out why low-dose CT lung cancer screening is a game-changer, who should get screened and what they can expect.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020

Giving Thanks is Good Medicine

By SMH Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

While it can be hard to feel grateful — especially amid a pandemic, an economic downturn and the other curveballs 2020 has thrown at us — it’s more important than ever that we make time for gratitude and that we actively appreciate what brightens our days. Use these gratitude shortcuts to squeeze a little thanks-giving into your everyday.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Holidays & COVID-19: Weighing the Risk

With Dr. Manuel Gordillo, SMH Infectious Disease Specialist

The best part of the holiday season, for most of us, is spending quality time with friends and family. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise again, are traditional holiday get-togethers too risky? Should we skip the usual Thanksgiving celebration this year? We ask Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease unit, for guidance on the how to safely celebrate the 2020 holiday season.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020

COVID-19 & Flu Season 2020: What to Expect

With Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo & ER Director Lisa Collins-Brown

Currently, flu cases in our area are very low, but what can our community expect this winter? Will there be a potential flu-COVID “twindemic”? What should we do, if we get sick? What can we do to stay healthy? To find out, we asked the experts: Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease team, and SMH Emergency Care Director Lisa Collins-Brown, RN.

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