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Posted: May 26, 2020

Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Maybe it’s a hip or knee replacement due to the normal wear and tear of aging. Maybe it’s a hand injury requiring reconstruction. Or maybe it’s a painful lower back caused by worsening sciatica. There are many reasons that lead people to search for an orthopedic surgeon, and there are many experienced surgeons to choose from. So how do you find the right surgeon? Get tips and resources from Sarasota Memorial's Orthopedics program coordinator.

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Posted: May 13, 2020

Answering Your COVID-19 Qs ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Manuel Gordillo, MD, who oversees Sarasota Memorial’s Infection Prevention and Control Department, answers readers’ most common questions about the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, as our community moves into a new chapter of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic — from how we should protect ourselves in this new normal to deciding factors for allowing kids to be kids again and the likelihood of a secondary outbreak. 

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Posted: Apr 28, 2020

Protecting Your Home from COVID-19

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Fight the spread of COVID-19 at home with these tips and how-to's for cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces, towels, dirty clothes, cellphones and other electronics. 

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020

DIY First-aid: What You Need & When to Use It

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Maintaining a fully stocked first-aid kit is a must for every household — as is knowing when to treat at home, when to head to an urgent care center and when to call 9-1-1. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial’s Trauma Services Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams, RN, BSN, and pediatric hospitalist Jessie L. Hoang, MD, for their take on what a first-aid/emergency kit should include. Check out their recommendations. 

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Posted: Apr 14, 2020

The Pandemic Predicament: Coping with the ‘New Normal’

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As communities across the world wrangle with a “new normal,” millions are feeling the emotional and mental weight of this unprecedented time. Here are some self-care tips and strategies we can all use to successfully persevere through these difficult times.

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