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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

Advanced Care Planning: Just Do It

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Most patients have no idea that hospitalization is coming, and many people don’t realize they likely aren’t going to be able to make their healthcare wishes known when it’s most important. Advanced care planning gives you a say in the medical care you receive if injury or illness leave you unable to speak for yourself. Find out who should make an advanced care plan, how to make a plan and which local resources can help you with the process.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

Can You Prevent Arthritis?

Arthritis is a chronic condition characterized by joint pain and inflammation. And understandably, chronic pain can take its toll on your quality of life. So how can you maintain the health of your joints and keep from developing arthritis?

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Posted: Jan 7, 2020

Top 10 Healthe-Matters Posts of 2019

In 2019, Sarasota Memorial’s medical experts shared their top health and parenting tips, and answered dozens of reader questions in our weekly Healthe-Matters posts. Here's a look at the most-read posts of the year.

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Posted: Dec 31, 2019

What to Expect after Heart Surgery

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

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: Dec 24, 2019

Preventing & Treating Kitchen Injuries

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

The kitchen — often the heart of the house — can be a busy, busy place. Make your kitchen a safe zone with this recipe for injury prevention and treatment. 

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