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Posted: Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Claw’s Handbook For Firework Safety: Ear Protection Edition

By Dr. Manus Claw, TNT

While fireworks are wonderful to look at, that big thumping bang can be louder than an ambulance siren in your ear and can cause serious permanent damage. Here are some simple Rules of Thumb to protect your hearing this Independence Day weekend.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2023

Protect Yourself From Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion

How to recognize and respond to heat-induced emergencies

Every year, more than 700 people in the United States die due to intense heat and heat-related conditions such as heat stroke. And as we hit the hottest parts of the summer months, it’s important to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay aware of the warning signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2023

An Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation

Surgeon General warns of nationwide health impacts in latest advisory

More than just a bad feeling, loneliness is associated with a greater risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, depression and premature death. And the mortality impact of social isolation can be equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Unfortunately, experts say that both are on the rise.

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Posted: May 30, 2023

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: May 16, 2023

The Roadmap to Recovery from Spinal Injury

Six years and a corrective surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system later, Jerry Bouche is back on his feet.

Jerry Bouche was standing in the shower when he first felt the pain shooting through his legs in 2017. “Well,” the 47-year-old thought, “it sucks getting old.” Little did he know, this was only the beginning of a long battle with degenerative disc disease. But a battle he would win with a little help from the surgeons at Sarasota Memorial.

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